Parents & Families

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.

Financial Aid Specialist Offers 7 Tips On Affording College

It’s no secret that the cost of a college education is significant and many students and/or families struggle to make it a reality.  In this article, Elaina Halverstadt, an Accounts Receivable Specialist at Barclay College offers seven tips for navigating …

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Study Notes Age Discrimination Difference For Black Workers

Age discrimination is frequently understood to mean that the oldest workers face the strongest bias, but a new study from Texas A&M University indicates that for black workers age discrimination seems to occur at the beginning and end stages of …

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Glassdoor Company Ratings Show Less Satisfaction Amongst LGBTQ+ Employees

Data in Glassdoor, indicates that LGBTQ+ employees rated their companies 3.27 stars out of 5, which is below the average overall rating for non-LGBTQ+ employees (3.47).  Forbes magazine examines the factors that may be contributing to this discrepancy and offers …

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Tech Pay Gap Indicates Improvement, But Much Work Still To Be Done

Bloomberg in a recent article reported that in 2020, 59% of men hired into the tech field were paid more than women for comparable work.  The discrepancy in pay was, on average, 3%.  While this is by no means good …

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Welcome to Launch Bridges

Introducing Project-based Internships

Our newest type of Immersive Experience, Launch Bridges offers short-term (usually between 20 and 40 hours over 2-8 weeks), project-based, virtual internships with a Drew community partner that provide accessible experiential learning and transferable skill development opportunities. …

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Food Pantry Summer Schedule

The Drew Food Pantry has reopened with a new Summer schedule, open Tuesdays and Thursdays from …

Scholarships for Veterans

Veterans – please click the link below to see a listing of scholarship opportunities that you may qualify for!

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!!!
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FCC – You may qualify for a discount on your monthly broadband bills!

The Federal Communications Commission is launching the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

Click the link below for more information and to …

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