R E A D Y F O R Y O U R C A R E E R Paths to Your Future 1. Service-Learning At Dallas Baptist University, service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates academic instruction, community service, and guided reflection from a Christ-centered, faith-based perspective in order to enhance student learning, to foster civic responsibility, and to develop servant leaders. Each year, DBU students serve more than 150,000 hours in the U.S. and abroad. 3. Ministry Bridge Passionate, trained, and effective college students are available through DBU Ministry Bridge to serve at churches who are in need of assistance with semester-long commitments, as well as special events. Led by the Spiritual Life staff at DBU, Ministry Bridge supports the local church by supplying worship leaders, speakers, small group leaders, rec teams, drama teams, and internships. 2. Career Services Career Services is designed to help students bridge the gap from being a student to a highly productive employee. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the headquarters to more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies and more than 5,000 other corporations. This offers students innumerable opportunities for internships and employment. 11 The DFW Metroplex is home to a vast array of businesses, as well as numerous churches, non-profits, and school districts. DBU is committed to see students take their education from the classroom to the real world through internship opportunities, career placement services, and professional mentoring. In addition, DBU’s unique accelerated degree programs allow students to seamlessly transition from their undergraduate degree to a graduate degree, providing them with a faster pathway to gain the education and credentials they need to get a step ahead of the competition. 4. Mentoring Proverbs 27:17 says that, “as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” The Center for Mentoring on our campus is here to help DBU students connect with those who can help them grow academically, spiritually, and professionally.