Field Work Projects
SEJ minors are required to complete a field work project as a part of their course curriculum. The goal of this experience is both enhance the well-being of another people or place and deepen the students' understanding of the world in which we all live.
Brittney Hayes completed her field work project with Family Advocates. "Over the past few months, I have been able to work in many different areas of Family Advocates, Inc. I assist with different shelter activities like support group and the youth summer camp in Platteville. I also help with cooking, cleaning, sorting donations, paperwork, and spending time with clients. This organization has also allowed me to attend Grant County Homeless Taskforce meetings, and any conferences and trainings in the area that could benefit myself or the organization. Basically, I am able to assist with anything that the shelter, staff, or clients may need."
Elizabeth Renning completed her field work project with King's Hill Farm. "Over the summer, I had the pleasure of spending my time working on an organic farm in the beautiful Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin. Through this experience, I was able to be a part of the farm-to-table experience by spending ample time in the fields, and also at a farmers market as well as CSA drop offs. I found working on the farm to be extremely rewarding because I was not only being an advocate for promoting plant and land integrity, but I was also directly helping members of the community."