Learning through service

Learning through service

Make a difference while gaining professional experience.

Drake Bulldogs have a strong drive to make a difference, whether helping to create a health clinic in Uganda or organizing a chapter of Next Course Food Recovery Network to reduce food waste and hunger in Des Moines. 在威尼斯人网上娱乐, you can serve through your classes, student organizations, 体育团队, fraternities and sororities, 居住生活, or a final capstone experience. You can also earn academic credit through a service-learning project in which you share professional skills with an organization or nonprofit. 

These experiences not only gives you a life-changing opportunity to learn about the world, ignite a passion for service, 效果变化, but also develop solid 领导 skills and leads to better employment prospects.

What makes it possible

  • Community connections: Drake has partnerships with more than 100 nonprofit organizations and schools.
  • A culture of service: Some 80% of Drake undergraduates engage in community service by the time they graduate.
  • A track record of success: Drake was named to the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer Producing 大学 and Universities list in 2016.


  • Getting noticed in the job market: Participation in service-learning leads to higher likelihood of employment, according to a study conducted at University of Indiana—Bloomington.
  • Success in your field: 81 percent of employers said an internship or service project that ties real-world experience with classroom learning helps prepare students for success (Association of American 大学 & 大学学习).


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