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.


Student Spotlight: Interview with Kevin Oates C’20

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Kevin Oates C’20
Major: History
Minors: Italian and Political Science
Part of Drew’s 4+1 MAT program
Phi Alpha Theta: National Honor Society in History
Delta Kappa Pi: National Honor Society in Education
Gamma Kappa Alpha: National Honor Society in Italian

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Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program

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All about VSFS

Are you a student looking for a way to make a real difference in the work of your government, while also gaining job experience and connections?

Through the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program, students can work …

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Student Spotlight: Interview with Kelly Hartwick C’20

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Kelly Hartwick C’20
Major: Economics
Minor: Chinese Studies and International Relations
Baldwin Honors Scholar
Launch Career Communities: Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Social Impact, Education, Law & Environment, Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: Gender & Sexuality and Faith, Religion, & …

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How to Manage Zoom Fatigue in the Age of COVID-19

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As learning and business operations go virtual, Zoom is becoming a household verb. There is little doubt the software is helping us through the COVID-19 crisis. But many are reporting feeling exhausted from the constant videoconferencing—whether for class, a team …

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