Your student made a smart move in choosing Drew—and getting all the benefits of Launch along with it. Maybe you’re familiar with Launch from an open house, or maybe you’re curious after hearing your son or daughter mention it. You’ve come to the right place to learn more about Launch, our new undergraduate experience that puts Drew students on the path to life and career readiness.

Explore the powerful opportunities available on Launchpad. Resources found here help Drew students to:

Build Mentor Networks

Drew Connect is our online gateway for students, alums, parents or family members, and community members to form purposeful mentorship connections. And our Career Communities and Affinity/Identity Communities provide curated spaces for expanding networks and accessing opportunities in shared areas of interest.

Become a Mentor

Mentors are the rocket fuel for Launch. You make a meaningful contribution to a promising Drew student while adding to the world’s good. So head over to Drew Connect, create an account, and join one or more of our Career or Identity/Affinity Communities. It’s that easy.

More Ways to Engage

You can make a major difference in the life, impact or success of a Drew student:

  • Share Career Insights. Students love to hear the inside scoop from guest speakers and panelists.
  • Tap New Talents. Help us identify the skills your industry wants—and we can teach.
  • Partner on Research. Collaboration with Drew advances knowledge in more ways than one.
  • Find an Intern. Our students make top-notch interns (and future coworkers).
  • Hire a Graduate. Drewids are workplace ready from day one.
  • Learn About Clubs and Events. Something is always happening at Drew. Your student can get in on the action of this dynamic on-campus community through our Events or Experience pages.
  • Find Immersive Experiences. Every Drew student graduates with at least two real-world experiences, from research to internships to study abroad. Check under the Explore Opportunities and How To tabs for the many exciting ways to fulfill our immersive learning requirements.
  • Explore Job Opportunities. Central to Launch is career development and readiness for every student. Launchpad can connect your student with internships, on-campus employment, and full-time jobs and employers.

Like what you see? Get involved! We value the expertise of parents and family members and encourage you to join our Launch mentorship network.

Student Spotlight: Bree Scotti C’21

bree scotti

Brianna Scotti  C’21                          
Majors: Business and Studio Art
Minor: French
Launch Career Community: Business, Finance & Entrepreneurship and Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Community: First-Generation
Chief Financial Officer of Residence Hall Association
Club Soccer team
Basketball (freshman year)

What …

Posted by Yasmin Acosta
Yasmin Acosta Launch Catalyst Yasmin Acosta
Read more »

Resilience of a First Generation Student: Five Lessons

First-gen

First generation college students are often hardworking and adapt well to stress, but their well-being can suffer during the journey of adaptation. Learn and share five lessons from a first gen.

I could talk endlessly about being a first-generation college …

Posted by Yasmin Acosta
Yasmin Acosta Launch Catalyst Yasmin Acosta
Read more »

30 Memorable First Generation College Student Statistics

first gen photo

The first generation college student statistics you’ll find below direct attention to a complex and prominent issue. 50% of the student population will start college this year at a serious disadvantage – their parents didn’t go to college.

Now: The issue …

Posted by Yasmin Acosta
Yasmin Acosta Launch Catalyst Yasmin Acosta
Read more »

Student Spotlight: Karishma Patel C’21

Karishma photo

Karishma Patel C’21                         
Majors: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Neuroscience
Minors: French and Public Health
Baldwin Honors Scholar
Honors Societies: Tri-Beta (Biology); Gamma Sigma Epsilon (Chemistry); Pi Delta Phi (French); and Nu Rho Psi (Neuroscience)
Co-President of Drew’s Pre-Health Society

Posted by Yasmin Acosta
Yasmin Acosta Launch Catalyst Yasmin Acosta
Read more »

Internships & Jobs of the Week: Arts, Communications & Languages

arts logo

Sesame Workshop | Spring 2021 Creative Development Intern | NYC

Sesame Workshop is looking for current students for a Creative Development Intern for Spring 2021.  We are looking for proactive, driven, problem-solving interns that are interested in learning about the development process.

Posted by Yasmin Acosta
Yasmin Acosta Launch Catalyst Yasmin Acosta
Read more »