Get Involved

Make the most of your college experience by involving yourself with activities that will not only look good on a resume, but you can make friends who may last a lifetime, gain experiences that will make future challenges less challenging and even have fun while doing it.

Select Your Interest -

Experiential Education

  • Develops future leaders
  • Connects experiential education to the curriculum through reflection
  • Links students to their community
  • Meets community needs while earning credit
  • Builds a strong resume
  • Provides career networking opportunities

Check the Experiential Education menu for an opportunity that fits you.

Service Learning

Service-Learning integrates classroom theory with meaningful community service projects in an effort to enhance curriculum and promote civic responsibility. Normandale faculty and students agree that involvement in service strengthens the learning process.

Students can participate in Service-Learning by:

  • Enrolling in a class that offers a Service-Learning option
  • Enrolling in Sociology 1103, Service-Learning and Community Awareness
  • Getting involved in a variety of on/off-campus programs/projects.

Visit C1066 for details of upcoming programs/projects.

Internships

Internship courses offer career exploration and training in a supervised work setting and combines theory with field experience. For each registered credit, students spend approximately 2.5 hours each week on the job. Students may earn 2 - 4 credits per semester, with a maximum of 8 credits in any one discipline.

Requirements for enrollment in an internship course include previous work in the course discipline for which the internship experience is sought-

  • Completion of at least one semester at Normandale prior to enrollment in the project
  • Good academic standing at the College
  • Completion of the online waiver of liability
  • Acceptance into the program- permission by instructor and the Center for Experiential Education

For more information, go the Internships page and/or consult the catalog descriptions on the Getting Credit page.

Volunteering

Students not enrolled in a service-learning course can still benefit from experiential education by getting involved in their community through volunteering.

Resources and assistance in how to get started can be obtained at the Center for Experiential Education.

Leadership Through Service

The Leadership Through Service Program recruits work-study eligible and first generation college students. It strives to develop a peer network and provide support that enables these students to respond effectively to local community issues. Students serve 300 hours over the course of one year. Service hours are completed both on and off campus.

Applications for the Leadership Through Service Program are accepted from Normandale students in November and April; applications will be available in C1066.

To qualify, students must be first generation or work-study eligible and willing to serve on and off campus.

For more information, please contact the Center for Experiential Education at servicelearning@normandale.edu or at (952) 358-8119.

Clubs & Organizations

To find volunteer opportunities that will meet the goals of your club or organization, please contact the Center for Experiential Education. All service projects should be registered with the Center for Experiential Education. This process is quick, easy and benefits all members.

We can provide a letter of reference to you with all services listed that you have reported to the Center for Experiential Education.

Track your service hours by downloading the clubs/organization service timesheet.

For more information:

Contact the Center for Experiential Education staff:

  • Monica Saralampi, Coordinator, Center for Experiential Education
    C 1068 (952) 358-8677
    Email Monica Saralampi
  • Paige Wheeler, Coordinator, Center for Experiential Education
    C 1067 (952) 358-9074
    Email Paige Wheeler
  • Nilvia Brinkley, Coordinator, Center for Experiential Education
    C1067 (952) 358-8118
    Email Nilvia Brinkley