Service Learning Program
Through service-learning projects, business students at Seattle Pacific University serve as a vital component in the success of local businesses, churches, nonprofits, or government agencies. Faculty include service-learning projects in their classes whenever possible, particularly when a community partner requests a specific project.
How It Works
Students serve in many ways. Leveraging business skills learned in the classroom, you may help boost an organization’s productivity and efficiency by providing:
As you participate in service learning, you'll also:
- Discover a potential career direction.
- Develop leadership and management skills.
- Learn about a community’s needs.
- Apply what you learn in the classroom.
Recent service-learning examples include:
- Creating a marketing plan for Catholic Social Services.
- Developing a website for Four Paws Veterinary Service.
- Analyzing inventory and scheduling at the Essential Baking Company.
- Conducting a market feasibility analysis for Holland America Lines.
- Developing a floor-layout study to improve inventory flow at an REI store.
For Business Owners
If you have a potential project for a student service learning team, or just want more information about the program, contact Mark Oppenlander at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-281-2942.
Why I Teach at SPU
Bruce Baker, Assistant Professor of Business Ethics
"It’s a calling. By God’s grace I’ve been invited to serve in this richly rewarding work that weaves together my business experience, theological studies, and pastoral ministry. To take part in transforma- tional moments of learning and growth in Christ is a profound privilege, and a calling which deepens my awareness of and need for his grace."
Financing Your Education
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