109 University Square
Erie, PA 16541
105 Commercial Center Drive
Ruskin, FL 33573
We appreciate our valuable
partnerships across the community. We have several community engagement
opportunities available to you and your organization.
We have very enthusiastic
students that would love to donate their time and talents to your organization.
For your convenience, we have
streamlined community partner volunteer requests. We have created a simple form
that will collect some information in an easy and quick format to best capture
your needs. Once reviewed, we advertise your request through a central
Request volunteers here: https://forms.office.com/r/8fqnJWRa1g
office of Career Exploration and Development can assist with your hiring
needs. Through our online portal, Handshake, you can post an opening (internship,
full-time, part-time, temporary) for our students and/or alumni. This
service is free for employers and a staff member can assist you with our simple
registration process. We also offer demonstrations as needed. To learn
more, check out Handshake.
In need of an intern, but not
sure where to begin? Career Exploration and Development can meet with you
and provide resources on how to get started. We offer consultations on
writing and promoting an internship description, how to go about interviewing
candidates, ways in which you can set up your onboarding processes, and how to
provide effective mentoring for your new hire(s). Reach out to Assistant
Director, Employer Relations, Aly Eagle at email@example.com to get started.
Do you have interest in
partnering with our faculty and students as they build learning into their
course requirements through service with non-profits? We are looking for
community partners who might have a need around the following projects:
In this class, our Gannon students will analyze and evaluate an
audience, a purpose and/or situation as they apply their writing skills through
business writing contexts, cultures, and genres. Students will be expected to
create promotional or instructional writing projects that can include primary
or secondary research as part of the project.
This class is looking to partner with a community partner
organization to provide the following:
Scholars of Excellence in Engineering and Computing Studies (SEECS)
Do you have a design project that could use research, design and
implementation to solve a problem? This is an engineering design project
connecting and building engineering competency and personal confidence.
First-year students are paired with seniors, and sophomores with
juniors, to learn from each other and work on a real-world problem. The
learning should be relevant so they share the intellectual, problem-solving
aspects of design for an organization valuing their contribution.
Examples of past projects include developing a light-signaling
electronic device for the Barber National Institute to make it easier for
developmentally challenged personnel who have jobs putting together assembly
kits which include nuts, bolts, screws ad other pieces (like build-it yourself
furniture). Students also created water collection and filtration systems for
non-profits to have access to renewable and clean water. Students have also
worked on projects related to local water testing, underwater robotics, and
more. If you could be a partner with a long-term project for students to solve
through engineering (including industrial, mechanical, environmental,
electrical, software and more) then please let us know.
seeking a software development team as a community partner who have a project
students could become involved in. The goal is for students to become engaged
in software testing, software development following test driven development
approach, test integration in industry standard process, agile development
practices, release process, learning how to use version control systems for
software development, software project management, presentation skills,
technical writing skills.
A second software course is teaching course code identification,
code refactoring techniques, code integration and deployment using industry
standard tools, agile development practice, software project management,
presentation skills, and technical writing skills.
If you are a potential partner who could provide our students with
professional experience working with software testing and demonstrate the use
of tools and techniques used in the industry, we would love to hear from you!
April 22, 2023: Day of Caring
This annual event brings hundreds
of Gannon students, faculty, and staff to various non-profit locations as we
respond to request from community. Students arrive at 9 a.m. and complete
their projects by noon. To request students and for more information,
contact Sara Nesbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-871.5415.
June 2, 2023: Beyond
the Classroom: Community-Engaged Teaching and Research Conference
Gannon University and Partners
for Campus Community Engagement will be hosting a regional conference for
staff, faculty, and community partners to learn more about integrated practices
for partnerships in higher education. As a community partner, we invite you to
attend and join us for this conference to learn more about community-engaged
teaching and the potential of partnerships! RSVP today.
July 1, 2023: Walter Iwanenko Jr., Ph.D.
becomes Gannon University’s Eighth President
Phone: 814-871-5584Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668
Office Location:Old Main109 W. Sixth St.