August 20th, 2015
“Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA, has developed the Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI), which requires students to not only complete experiential learning but also to reflect and translate their experience into transferable skills.
At Messiah, experiential learning can take the form of internships, service learning, off-campus programs, leadership experiences or undergraduate research, but all of the options ask students to reflect about the experience in a way that directly relates to a future career. From their reflection, students then produce a “deliverable” that will help communicate their skills to potential employers after graduation, such as a resume, portfolio or website.”
Read the entire story, “Why a College is Using PR Terminology for Student Success.”
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August 7th, 2014
The “First Destination” survey report for the Messiah College Class of 2013 reveals that 95% of respondents from that graduating class were employed or enrolled in graduate school or a professional program within six months of graduation.
Our 2013 graduates are working at places like Ernst & Young, LLC, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, General Motors, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Michael Waltrip Racing, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Dow Chemical Company and University of California San Diego Medical Center.
They are advancing their degree at places like Columbia University, Drexel University, Duke University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Virginia Tech and Wesley Theological Seminary.
Read the full report.
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May 7th, 2012
Accountants, artists, engineers and English majors alike aren’t having trouble finding employment, according to a post-graduation survey administered by the Messiah College Career Center.
Ninety-five percent of survey respondents from the Class of 2011 indicated that they were employed or in a graduate/professional program within six to nine months after graduation. That rate is significantly higher than the national employment rate of 56%, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
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December 13th, 2007
The Career Center found a hands-on way to help students explore career fields by developing “Hit the Road,” a program that sent four teams of students on road trips to interview professionals in a variety of vocations. The success of the program was recently featured in the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ newsletter.
Students who participated in the program were required to keep a team journal, video record all interviews, and participate in their team’s blog. The participants responded favorably to their road trip experiences and cited the information gleaned during the interviews as helpful to shaping their own career decision-making.
“Hit the Road: Explore the Possibilities” received funding assistance from Enterprise Rent-a-Car and state professional association, PennACE.
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