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Career Design & Development

At Widener, you won’t just start your career at graduation. You'll continue the work you’ve been doing all along.

Proven. Results.

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91% of Grads Achieve Career Goals

Within 6 months of graduation, 91% of Class of 2020 was employed, in grad school, or in military/other service, according to survey data.

$62,500 Mean Salary

for the Class of 2020

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Top 18%

Payscale ranks Widener in the top 18% nationwide with an alumni mid-career salary of $101,100. 

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Hands-On Career Experience

You will gain invaluable hands-on experiences through internships, externships, clinicals, our acclaimed co-op program, and other opportunities that will help accelerate your career and distinguish you from others. And our proximity to Philadelphia means you have easy access to world-class companies and organizations.

Co-Ops & Internships

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Alumni Pay it Forward

Our alumni are generous with their time and talent to help the next generation succeed. Many come back to campus to speak with current students about their own experiences and welcome students to shadow them, or extend internship or co-op opportunities. Some of these connections even lead to full-time jobs, making that Widener link truly something special.

Info for Employers

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Hire Widener

Looking to hire interns, co-op students, or full-time employees? Look no further than Widener. Our students are career-ready thanks to beyond-the-classroom, hands-on experiences and our strong emphasis on honing professional skills. We work closely with employers to connect leaders like you to these future trailblazers.

Info for Alumni

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Pride for Life

Our alumni are part of the Pride for life. As a graduate, you have access to career guidance, including personal consultations, help updating your resume/CV, assistance making a strategic career transition, access to professional skills workshops and career fairs, and more.

Pride Perspectives

Hear from our students about their inside track experiences.

Jose-Luis Vasquez stands on platform in front of high school graduates in caps and gowns

What I’ve learned through the MEd program is the skills to succeed, whether it is organizational administration, coaching and developing leaders, or even the vernacular to know what is going on in the world of higher education.

Jose-Luis Vasquez

Jose-Luis's Story
Samantha Peisino, holding her phone, sits outside of courthouse in Delaware County

Our criminal justice system has so many wrongs, I want to stop those wrongs.

Samantha Peisino

Samantha's Story
Kelly Quinn in an office at the Philadelphia Parking Authority

I’ve lifted myself up. I went from dropout to summa cum laude. It’s a complete 180.

Kelly Quinn

Kelly's Story
Annamarie Burns holds leadership certificate with two other people

I knew I needed professors who cared about me and my future to get the most out of my college education, and this ultimately led me to attend Widener.

Annamarie Burns

Annamarie's Story
Karina Brasil stands in front of stone wall

I know this was the right program for me. If someone was wondering if Widener was the right place for their MBA, I would just say go for it.

Karina Brasil

Karina's Story
Li Lock presented their findings to Widener peers and faculty.

I knew pretty quickly that I wanted to go to the program at Widener. I’d heard it was a reputable program at an accredited university, and after learning about the range of backgrounds of the faculty and their research interests, I knew this was the place

Li Lock

Li's Story

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