“The next generation of faith leaders needs imagination and courage to constructively engage the challenges and opportunities of our age.”


Pursuing A Graduate Theological Degree At Drew? While the first phase of Launch focuses on the undergraduate experience, the good news is that many of the benefits of Launch are available to you, right now, right here, on Launchpad. A second phase of the LAUNCH design will introduce components focused more directly on Theological School students.

Explore powerful opportunities to advance your own academic goals, professional development and vocational pathways through the Launchpad site. Students in master’s and doctoral programs at the Theological School may be particularly interested in:

The Career Communities pages are hubs for expanding your networks and connecting with mentors, events, resources and opportunities in 10 broad career areas, including one called Theology, Religion and Ministry where you can find professional information and job postings.

The Identity/Affinity Communities pages offer curated spaces where people on shared experiences and pathways can create networks of support and opportunity.  The Faith, Religion & Spirituality Affinity group may be one that would interest you, but there are also groups related to other identity indicators that you would be interested in joining.

The Mentors page provides a clearinghouse for expanding your personal and professional networks by finding—or becoming!—a mentor.

The Full-Time and Part-Time Jobs & Employers page and Launchpad are great resources for job searches and research on possible vocational pathways and/or teaching and ministry opportunities.

Code Switch: NPR

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If you don’t already subscribe to Code Switch, check it out here! What’s Code Switch? It’s a weekly podcast of fearless conversations about race. Hosted by journalists of color, Code Switch  tackles the subject of race head-on and explores how …

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Get Inspired! Apply for an Arts of Respect Fellowship!

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ARTS OF RESPECTestablished in 2009 and facilitated by Drew’s Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict (CRCC), is one of my favorite annual programs at Drew. It provides a $1,000 fellowship to students who plan and execute a project that …

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Amy Sugerman Assistant Director, Center for Civic Engagement Amy Sugerman
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Q&A: How to Be Successful as a First-Generation College Student

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Enrolling in college is only the beginning. The path from college freshman to graduate can be rocky for first-generation students.

Compared with their peers, students who are the first to attend college in their families are often unaware of the …

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Proud First-Generation Graduates Share Their Success Stories

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Working with first-generation students presents educators and counselors with unique challenges and potentially great rewards. While the enrolment rate of first-generation students in the U.S. is rising gradually, their retention and graduation rates are dismal and stagnant. Nearly 90% of …

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Volunteer to Help the Environment!

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From Drew Senior, Cece Kracht: “Come participate in this Senior Civic Project, Healthy Planet, Healthy Humans (HPHH) which was created and designed around cleaning up and protecting our environment. This project will take place in the months of January through …

Posted by Amy Sugerman
Amy Sugerman Assistant Director, Center for Civic Engagement Amy Sugerman
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