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.

 

Launch Centers

Launch Center for Immersive Learning and Career Design

The Launch Center collaborates within and beyond Drew to educate students for lives of
purpose and educate career-ready graduates, inclusive community and global citizens, and
creative, ethical problem solvers.

Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement’s mission is to connect education and action for the common
good.

Center for Global Education

The Center for Global Education connects students of the College of Liberal Arts, Caspersen
School of Graduate Studies, and Drew Theological School to the world.

Center for Internships and Professional Development

The Center for Internships and Career Development empowers students and alums to form and
follow their ideal career path.

Inside U.S. Foreign Policy Series

Are you curious about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into building international relationships and tackling global issues? If so, join the U.S. Department of State for its continuing seminar series “Inside U.S. Foreign Policy”! Learn more here: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/insideusforeignpolicy/

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Drew University Social Justice Movie Club!

Invite from the Drew Alumni and Parent Communities Team:

Hello!

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new Social Justice Movie Club for all university community members! The group will discuss a new “movie that matters” every month. Discussions …

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How to Be an Active Ally to Black Women at Work

Ally” is a popular word in the workplace these days as people seek to put action behind the pledges of racial justice and equality that many organizations have made. Often, people use the term allyship to refer to a general …

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Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2021

The 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list honors the most heroic companies supporting their people and communities in the U.S. during this historically challenging year.

Great Place to Work® surveyed over half a million employees on issues …

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Call for Participants – Advisory Group of the Drew Theatre and Dance Accessibility Coordinators / August Focus Group

The Drew Theatre and Dance Accessibility Coordinators (DTDAC) is a student group, launching in the 2021-2022 academic year, that will be dedicated to creating access tools for the theatre and dance department performances.

The group consists of people of various …

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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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