Preparation for Life After Graduation
A Solid Foundation and a Competitive Advantage
The job market is more competitive than ever, and preparing students for life after graduation is a high priority for our faculty and staff. We start with a solid academic foundation. By focusing on critical thinking and problem solving skills in the classroom, 93% of our graduates find that they are better prepared for finding jobs and attending graduate school than their peers. Over the past three years 85% of our students reported employment in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduating. Check our Graduate Report and discover more about our recent graduates.
We work with our students to foster an understanding of education for a life of purpose based on a holistic model of student development that integrates career development, reflection on vocation, and a commitment to civic engagement. As a result, graduates from Elizabethtown are prepared to make the world a better place. They do so, in part, by living in ways that reflect their individual commitments, responding to the needs of others, and valuing personal and ethical integrity.
During their sophomore year, students are afforded more independence and can begin to feel pressure to plan their career paths. At Etown, we provide the Sophomore Year Experience to combat that pressure and help students to feel more comfortable in their planning, whether that is with major and minor advice or career planning. This program, along with the First Year Experience, supports students in their vulnerable years while providing direction for the future.
To ensure that we continue to prepare our students, we provide support programs such as internships, industry immersions, and career path assistance. We provide support for internships so students may take unpaid internships over the summer, can receive support for housing on campus, or assistance with travel and housing abroad. Internship grants support and encourage our students to make the most of every opportunity.
In order to provide quality internship and career opportunities, Career Services works hard to help every student narrow their interests and find their calling. Career Services also provides one day immersion programs to allow students to explore prospective careers with professionals in their field. Forty four percent of our students ultimately participate in internships or practica as part of their real-world learning experience. We also provide connections to help our students and alumni find jobs in their fields wherever they may be.
Gifts will provide assistance for the Sophomore Year Experience to support our students, as well as funding internship grants, and Career Services programming like Job Fairs and Mock Interview practice. Additionally, they providing funding for unpaid internships and housing stipends for summer research.
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