Student Resources

Community-Based Learning promotes academically-grounded, community engagement.  From one hour encounters to semester long explorations, community-based learning is tailored to enhance academic goals in all disciplines.

Here are some of the key community based learning programs the LAPC coordinates . . . out of the countless we facilitate!  Contact us to find out more about how we can help connect what you learned in the classroom to what lies beyond.


Chicago Field Day

The Chicago Field Day offers an opportunity for students in various disciplines to explore ways to further their professional and academic goals by connecting with successful alumni.

For information on this year's Chicago Field Day program, contact the Liberal Arts in Practice Center at lapc@beloit.edu or download this year's program on our Forms and Resources page.


Summer Funding

Each year students develop grant proposals in order request funding to pursue summer liberal arts in practice experiences such as research, internships, and creative projects. 

The Common Grant Program is coordinated by The Initiatives Program, The Office of International Education, and the Liberal Arts in Practice Center. 

All proposals applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday following spring break to lapc@beloit.edu.


Do the Duffy!

The Duffy Partnerships Program offers an academically rigorous, community-based learning experience for students interested in learning more about what makes a good society.  This sociology course gives students both a macro and micro understanding of how institutions interact within society. Interdisciplinary perspectives are incorporated and students from across the disciplines are invited to apply. For more information on the Duffy Program, please visit the Partnerships' webpage.


Internships

An internship is an excellent way to put the liberal arts into practice. Internships are a form of experiential learning in which you learn about a career that interests you through direct experience in that field. Internships are similar to summer or part-time jobs in some ways. However, internships are usually more substantial than part-time or summer jobs.  There is a focus an an opportunity to reflect on the learning that takes place at your internship site.  Types of internships vary widely; Internships can be done throughout the year, can be paid or unpaid, and are available locally, nationally, and internationally.

What are the benefits of an internship?

  • Internships can help you learn a great deal about work environment, cultures, and supervisory styles.  You can also build on intercultural and communication skills.  
  • Internships provide a medium to test the theories and principles learned in the classroom.
  • Internships can be critical to helping students narrow down, and perhaps choose, a specific career direction.
  • Employers value students who have demonstrated successful professional experience outside the classroom. 
  • Excellent performance in an internship can result in a full-time offer from an employer.  

Contact us to discuss internship opportunities and begin the search process.  Our staff is here to assist you!


Beloit College offers many summer internship and research opportunities for its students.