Post-graduate Service

LMU Alumni Amate House volunteers in Chicago

Graduation should not mark the end of your community involvement and civic engagement. College is meant to be a gateway to the rest of life. The period of time immediately after graduation is unlike any another. Very few times in your life will you be able to make the kind of commitment and impact that you can make in a one- or two-year volunteer opportunity. It is the hope of post-grad volunteering that you can do something that you are truly passionate about. So you have to ask yourself:

Are you motivated by a desire to serve others, broaden your experience and knowledge of the world, or to make a difference in the lives of others? If you are, there are some questions to ask yourself before fully committing to an organization. Click to download the questions to ask while considering post-grad service‌. These questions are here to help you decide if post-graduate service is right for you. 

Here is where you can put all your ideas into action. In the " Where Are They Now " page, you can view where some LMU alums are volunteering now as well as some opportunities you can get involved with in the future. For personal reflections from LMU alumni participating in post-grad service, visit our Reflections page.  For talking with your family about the option of post-grad service, check out Working with Your Family as You Consider Post Grad Service.

The Center for Service and Action also would like to be of service for LMU alumni who are just completing their years of post-grad service. Please visit our After-Post Grad Service page for resources. 

Post Grad Dinner

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016: 5 - 6:30pm and 7:15 - 8:45pm

    These dinners allow for interested students to sit down and speak with representatives from up to ten post graduate service organizations. Over the course of the meal, in a speed-dating format, participants will be presented with the particular organization's mission and purpose. The hope is that through this dialogue students will leave the dinner with a better understanding of what programs are available and what organization would suit them best. In order to gain the most information, we highly suggest students attend both dinners if their schedule allows.

    To attend, please fill out our Post Grad Service Dinner form.

Post Grad Discernment Overnight

  • Saturday-Sunday, November 19-20, 2016: 12pm-12pm

    Because Post Graduate Service is a very big decision, we offer the Post Grad Discernment Overnight to allow students to reflect on their future and the possibility of entering into a year or two of service after they graduate. The overnight will feature talks with alumni speakers addressing the decision to choose post-graduate service and how to choose the proper placement. This weekend of reflection will be held November 21-22, 2015, at a local hotel during the fall semester. The cost is $25 per student.

    To apply, please fill out our Post Grad Discernment Overnight form.

Serve Others. Broaden Your Experience. Make a Difference.

If you have questions regarding loan deferments during your year of service, the following may be helpful: 
Loan Deferment 

Contact CSA for more info at 310.338.2959 or Tom King at If you are interested in joining our post grad list, email us at