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Student Opportunities

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

HDFS 30th reunionOn this page you will find detailed information about MCCFR (Messiah College Council on Family Relations); Men of HDFS; 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); Men of HDFS; Department and MCCFR Activities; Conference Attendance; and Family Science Professionals in the World Panel Discussions.