Learning Beyond the Classroom

Our students learn the tools of the trade in classes taught by subject matter experts. But why stop there? Get involved on campus and put what you learn to practice while growing personally and professionally.

This is your story—make the most of it

Gain valuable professional experience through internships, field placements, and leadership programs. Blaze your trail in a student organization. Join fellow Mustangs in one of many impactful service and volunteer opportunities

At Mount Mercy, you can do it all. Take advantage of the opportunities a small campus can offer, lead meaningful change, and know you’re connected to something big. 

Education isn’t just about adding to your qualifications—it’s about using those skills to make the world a better place.

Making a splash


Active, connected alumni

Living and working in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor


Financial impact

Of volunteerism and service learning in 2022-2023



Provide opportunities to gain professional experience—like a practicum or internship


With thousands of proud alums living and working in the Corridor, you’re linked to a vast network of resources and valuable professional connections. We provide great ways to get hands-on learning while building relationships—often leading to bigger opportunities. 

These practical experiences connect classroom learning with real-world opportunities—and offer students and employers a chance to collaborate. 

Mentorship and development

The Mustang Leadership Program is open to every student and features compelling speakers, opportunities for reflection, and new skills to make the most of your leadership potential.

We also provide opportunities to network with—and learn from—industry professionals. Join the Student & Alumni Mentorship Program to connect with one of our many successful alums. 

Clubs & Activities

There are plenty of ways to get involved at Mount Mercy! Join a club, music ensemble, athletic team, or student publication to connect with your classmates and gain valuable leadership experience.

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Study and research opportunities

Honors Program

Explore ideas beyond traditional academic boundaries with honors classes and seminars.

Study Abroad

Spend time abroad through one of our exchange partnerships.

Student Research

Gain hands-on research and deep academic experience with our collaborative faculty.

Service and volunteerism

Through service learning and volunteer opportunities, you’ll be challenged to take what you learn in the classroom and apply the Critical Concerns—earth, immigration, nonviolence, anti-racism, and women—in a wide array of volunteer projects.