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Western New England University Rated Among the Top 5 in the Nation For Getting a Job

Published: June 21, 2019 | Categories: Business, All News, Engineering, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Alumni, Law, Arts and Sciences
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A new report finds Western New England University #1 in Massachusetts and #5 in the nation when it comes to the preparing graduates for the job market.

The analysis by the career-focused site Zippia utilized data from the federal government's College Scorecard, looking at employment rates ten years after students graduated. Western New England University's employment rate is 95.56 percent, placing it ahead of all but four institutions nationwide.

"This is yet another powerful endorsement of the career-readiness of our alumni. It also demonstrates the value and significant impact of the University's curriculum - a unique blend of liberal and professional learning," said Anthony S. Caprio, University President.

"As we celebrate our Centennial and reflect upon our past, we see that throughout our first 100 years of continuous progress, we have demonstrated a firm commitment to meeting the needs of a changing workforce. And as we craft our second century, we will remain dedicated to our clearly understood mission of providing a profoundly enriching education that creates professional opportunities for our students and alumni."

As part of its efforts to prepare students for successful careers, Western New England University incorporates career exploration and preparation starting with a student's first year on campus. According to Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing Bryan Gross, the incorporation of hands-on career preparation into the curriculum resonates with prospective students and their families.

"We know that our positive student outcomes have for many years now not gone unnoticed by the ever increasing number of applicants and enrollees who eagerly choose to be a part of the Western New England University community," said Gross.

The University offers a myriad of experiential learning opportunities, including field experiences, student teaching, engineering design projects, and traditional internships at a network of more than 1,000 companies and organizations across the country. In addition, the University's Career Development Center provides job search coaching and other resources to both current students and alumni.