Welcome to Drew! Whether you have just been accepted or have just arrived on campus, we’re excited to tell you about Launch, our approach for building life and career readiness right into the undergraduate experience. Launch is our guarantee that every Drew student graduates with a purpose-driven, experience-based life plan—and the confidence to put it into practice. 

Launch starts your first year at Drew, first with DSEM 100, then things really ramp up with Drew 110. Drew 110 is a one-credit, half-term course required for all first-year, transfer and international students. You’ll explore yourself and your role in the world. And you’ll start developing a plan—we call it your Launch Plan—to guide you through Drew and beyond.  

But you can start exploring right now, right here. Check out the Mentors page in Launchpad or Drew Connect, our online platform to connect students with alum and other mentors. Browse our Career Communities and Identity/Affinity Communities to find events, resources and mentors in your areas of interest.

Thinking about joining a club? Launchpad can lead you there. Thinking about landing an internship? It’s never too early to learn browse the options or to speak with staff members at the Center for Internships and Career Development. At Drew, we’re here for you.


5 Business Terms That Every Business Student Should Know

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As a student in business school, you want to be informed and on top of all the new language that you’ll hear both at school and in your workplace. Here are fifteen important business terms that you may come across …

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How to Become a Freelance Writer While You’re in College

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Being broke while in college might be a cliche, but it’s also the norm. Finding the right way to earn a decent income in school can be a huge challenge. Most of the jobs that are easy to get pay …

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20 Art Dealers on Their First Jobs in the Art World

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Gallery directors are an intimidating bunch. They sell objects worth millions of dollars, dress as though they just stepped off a private jet straight from the French Riviera (which, in a few cases, may actually be the case), and wield …

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Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Castelluccio, C’19, Software Development Engineer, Amazon FinTech Spectra

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Andrew graduated Drew with a B.A. in Computer Science in 2019.  He worked as a Software Engineer for AWS Transit Gateway in Washington, D.C. before moving to Amazon FinTech Spectra in New York City, where he’s worked as a Software …

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Student Spotlight: Mariam Gelbakhiani C’21

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Mariam Gelbakhiani C’21
Major: Business
Minor: Media & Communications
Launch Career Community: Arts & Communications & Languages and
Business, Finance and Entrepreneurship
 Launch Identity/Affinity Community: International Student
Clubs: Drew University Program Board, Feminist Intersection, Art History Club, International Students Association, and …

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