Chicago Is Classroom for Social Work Students
Wednesday, 07 May 2014
Chicago Semester takes students from Trinity’s main campus classrooms and residence halls in Palos Heights and immerses them in life and learning in one of the country’s most thriving cities.
Students, like recent Chicago Semester participants Kirsten Harms of Tinley Park, Illinois, and Mark Davis of Palos Heights, Illinois, continue their classroom education while gaining job experience through internships and enjoying the cultural advantages of this great city.
Harms and Davis are both senior social work majors at Trinity and recently blogged about their Chicago Semester experience.
Both students worked in internships that helped prepare them for their careers. Harms interned for the Council for Jewish Elderly’s Adult Day Services program in Evanston, Illinois, working alongside social work and nursing staff to serve the elderly. Davis performed evaluations and consults as part of his internship at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois.
Harms wrote: “Participating in Chicago Semester as my last semester in my college career has helped me to grow not only as a professional social worker but also as a Christian.”
Learn more about Trinity’s Chicago Semester and other sponsored off-campus programs.