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 email@example.com 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 transformational 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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