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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.

 

SEEDS is hiring for the summer!

At the link below, you will find the job descriptions for the teaching positions we have available this summer. Please pass along to your contacts in your professional networks. Any questions or inquiries can be sent to me directly by …

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Pride Month is a time to celebrate and elevate LGBTQ+ voices—to quote a recent White House proclamation, “Pride is both a jubilant communal celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity.” But this month is more than …

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I was always taught by my parents, immigrants from Latin America, to pursue the American Dream: study hard, go to college, and find a successful career. So far, it seems that this has been the route I have been taking. …

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K-12 Virtual Networking – June 23 7-9pm

The NJ ED Recruit FREE virtual networking event series continues for
New Jersey educators and schools June 23rd from 7-9pm!
Click HERE to register as a K-12 candidate or employer.  

N J ED Recruit is a free video interview platform for …

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