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What is Launch?

Drew recognizes that personal networks, community engagement, transferable skills, and relevant experiences are just as essential to college as they are to career. Recent research backs us up: Networking leads to 85% of jobs. Transferable skills—like critical thinking and interpersonal communication—are among the competencies most valued by employers and graduate school. And candidates with meaningful experiences are the preferred hires of 94% of employers and are more successful graduate and professional school applicants. Launch ensures that every Drew student graduates connected, cultivated and capable for today’s workplace. Your world is diverse, so your community connections are diverse.

Essential Elements of Launch

Career Communities

This is the go-to hub for networking with others and connecting with events, resources and opportunities in 10 broad career areas. Who will you meet here? A career-focused crew of students, alumnx, faculty and more.

Identity / Affinity Communities

Our curated online spaces bring together people with a shared life path, helping them to create diverse, supportive networks of empathy and opportunity. And everyone—students, alumnx, faculty and more—is welcome.

Network of Mentors

About 85% of jobs today are filled via networking. Launch gives students a competitive edge, guiding them in the development of a diverse network of mentors while still in college. (Build it at Drew; take it with you.)

Immersive Experiences

At least two career-building immersions—we’re talking internships, research, study abroad and more—are guaranteed in Launch. Our students leave Drew with the meaningful experience preferred by 94% of employers hiring new college grads.

Transferable Skills

Our students learn a set of sought-after workplace skills that flex across life and career. That’s key for today’s generation, who can expect to change jobs (and even industries) about 12 times in their working careers.

Launch Plan

This exclusive online space allows Drew students to create (and refine) an action plan connecting their purpose with life and career paths to achieve it. Guided, along the way, by a network of advisers,instructors, and mentors.

 

Using Big Data to Improve Equity, Sustainability and Prosperity for Our Community Members

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Mark your calendars for Thursday and Friday, April 29 & 30 for the New Jersey Big Data Alliance’s 8th annual symposium hosted this year by Princeton University.  Our 2021 event will showcase how our state, cities, and communities use big data to improve …

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Amy Sugerman Assistant Director, Center for Civic Engagement Amy Sugerman
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Beyond Boundaries: All Welcome; Participation Free

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Invite from the Center for Community Learning at Western Washington University

Dear Friends,

Please join us for free, upcoming Community Engagement Fellows programs in April and May!

Learning Together Trainings (April 12-16)

The Learning Together Training Sessions focus on poignant issues and …

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Amy Sugerman Assistant Director, Center for Civic Engagement Amy Sugerman
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Looking for a Meaningful Summer Internship or Job? Idealist.org or LinkedIn can Help

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Right now, many students are looking for summer internships and jobs in the non-profit or social impact sectors that will build their skills and resumes, and advance their personal and professional goals. Right here in all career communities on Launchpad, …

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Amy Sugerman Assistant Director, Center for Civic Engagement Amy Sugerman
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LSAT Accommodations and Disabilities

LSAT Accommodations and Disabilities

The Law School Admission Council is committed to assisting candidates with disabilities! Check out these great resources here to learn more about LSAC’s policies on accommodations for test takers with disabilities.

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Undergraduate Research Symposium Opportunity

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You don’t want to miss this panel of talented professionals share their paths to career success.

What does it take to succeed in a large corporation? How can you stand out from the crowd? Which career path is best? Our …

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Hannah Faustmann Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Hannah Faustmann
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Student Spotlight: Rachel Papa C’23            

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Rachel Papa C’23                                   
Majors: Political Science & Environmental Studies and Sustainability
Launch Career Communities: Social Impact, Education, Law, & Government and Science, Technology, Engineering & Sustainability
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: Gender & Sexuality and Limited Resources
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Senator-At-Large …

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