Tips

Tips for Success

  1. Manage Your Time

    • Start your service no later than the 4th week of the semester.

    • Use a daily planner to keep track of all your appointments.

    • Find a location close to EVC, home, or work.

    • Allocate a minimum of 2 hours a week per semester.

  2. Be your Own Advocate

    • Talk to your site coordinator and other students to find out how to get to know people at your organization and any other questions you will have.

    • Be outgoing and say hello to people at your site. By showing genuine interest, you are more likely to form meaningful relationships.

    • Learn people's names, this is the first step to getting to know someone.

    • Be patient when getting to know your site's members. Relationships take time and effort.

  3. Set Goals for your Service Experience

    • Create a learning plan to map out what you hope to learn/accomplish through your Service-Learning experience.

    • Be specific with exactly what is to be accomplished, be it acquiring knowledge, gaining skills, and/or an adjustment in attitudes/values.

    • Schedule the accomplishment in a defined period of time.

    • Discuss your learning plan with your instructor and site supervisor.

​​CONTACT INFO​:

Center for Service-Learning & Public Service

3095 Yerba Buena Road, Roble RD-216
San Jose, CA 95135
O: 408.223.6770
E: evcservicelearning@evc.edu
Monday-Thursday: 9am-1pm

STAFF:

Marjorie Clark, Service-Learning Coordinator
E: Marjorie.Clark@evc.edu​​​

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