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Student Opportunities

Alumni Quote

I love the opportunities that are provided for us. We get to learn about something and then we get to actually try it out. Theories are great and all, but it means so much more when we actually get to try them out in real life to test those theories. -2016 Graduate

Student opportunities through HDFS

At Messiah College, you'll find plenty of ways to participate in leadership roles, network as a young professional, hone your academic skills, and link what you're learning in the classroom with hands-on experience and enrichment opportunities.

Leadership Roles

hdfsOn this page you will find detailed information about MCCFR (Messiah College Council on Family Relations); Open Houses and the Diplomat Program; and MCEA (Messiah College Education Association).

Professional Development

On this page you will find detailed information about Faculty Research Projects; Opportunities to attend local, regional and national conferences; Co-leading Family Life Education (FLE) Programs with faculty members; The Smith Scholar Internship; Boyer Scholar Information; Faculty Assistant Work-study Opportunities; Internship & Practica; Independent Study; and Study Abroad Options.

Honors and Awards

On this page you will find detailed information about our Departmental Honors Projects; the Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities awards; the Dr. Dorothy J. Gish Women in Leadership Award; Student Poster Awards; the HDFS Student Professional Development Endowment Fund; and the Outstanding Student Awards (for Graduating Seniors).

Social and Professional Networking

On this page you will find detailed information about MCCFR (Messiah College Council on Family Relations); Department and MCCFR Activities; Conference Attendance; and Family Science Professionals in the World Panel Discussions.