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Career outcomes rate increases at DelVal

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Buoyed by its nationally recognized Experience360 (E360) Program, Delaware Valley University has increased its career outcomes rate for the third straight year.

DelVal’s Class of 2018 – the most recent class surveyed – reported a record-high 93.2-percent career outcomes rate, a measure of the percentage of alumni who are employed, engaged in service work, in the military, or continuing their education within a year of graduating. The university surveys its graduates throughout their first year after graduating.

E360, DelVal’s required experiential learning program, prepares students to problem solve, integrating classroom knowledge with practical applications. Through the E360 Program, every student gains real-world experiences that are tailored to their major and future career goals.

Students prepare for their futures from their first day, starting with a course incorporating professional development and problem-based learning. Whether through internships, civic engagement or research, students actively reflect on what they are learning, use analytical skills to conceptualize their experiences, demonstrate decision-making and problem-solving skills, and gain relevant expertise in their chosen fields. They leave campus with a co-curricular transcript.

Since the pilot class graduated from the E360 Program, the university’s career outcomes rate has increased by a total of 5.5 percentage points (3 percentage points from 2015 to 2016, an additional half a point from 2016 to 2017, and the most recent 2 points from 2017 to 2018).

E360 was recently named the 2019 Outstanding Experiential Education Program by the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE). NSEE awards this honor in recognition of “an outstanding institution that has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to experiential education.”


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