Learning in Action

No matter what your interests are, Parkside will help you reach beyond the classroom. With programs like our undergraduate research symposium, we're continually bringing new and exciting opportunities to campus. Serve your community, and get academic credit, with community-based learning or an internship. Want to explore even further? Study abroad and see the world.

Parkside encourages you to put learning into action by applying knowledge beyond the classroom, broadening your world view, engaging with your communities, and developing professional networks.


Thousands of Parkside students put their learning in action every year, and we want to hear your stories! Fill out the survey to share a testimonial about your internship, campus job, community-based learning, study abroad, or undergraduate research experience, and we may feature you in upcoming Learning in Action promotion.

Shaping Citizens

Parkside prepares you to be fully knowledgeable, active citizens committed to ongoing engagement with the local and global communities. Parkside students have many opportunities to gain leadership skills, explore complex issues, and take action on campus and in the community to make a difference.

study abroad in more than 35 countries

Growing Scholars

Parkside faculty members both challenge and support you as you explore your academic passions. Parkside offers exciting opportunities to involve students in research and scholarship that contributes to their field of interest and the community.


Fostering Thriving Communities

Parkside helps you contribute your talent and make a positive impact in the local and global communities.

more than 500 internship opportunities

Launching Careers

Parkside faculty and staff are committed to helping you build your professional portfolio. Students can explore their career interests through community-based learning courses, jobs, and internships on campus and in the community.

See for yourself how students launch careers through learning in action. 

View student stories

Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification
Campus Compact - Campus in Action - Civic Action Planning Initiative
The Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
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