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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.

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Pride Perspectives

Hear from our students about their inside track experiences.

Anna Cooney throws a shot put at nationals while wearing a Widener shirt, as other competitors look on

I think back at my little freshman self, trying to throw the shot put, and then where I am now, and I know there was a point to all of this. I am so blessed and so thankful for all the opportunities that Widener has given me.

Anna Cooney

Anna's Story
Hannah Berard stands on top of a mountain and signs "I love you"

Widener has helped me take my academics and what I’ve learned in classes and apply it not just in the Chester community, but to the whole world in general.

Hannah Berard

Hannah's Story
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Widener helped me to gain a deeper appreciation for science, fall in love with the brain, and to learn what it was like to work in a high-powered, fast-moving academic setting.

Juliette DiFlumeri

Juliette's Story
Donya Moore stands in front of a Hershey Park sign with her hands in the air

I knew that coming to Widener would mean opportunities to meet speakers working in the industry. And, I know that when the time comes, I will be able to turn to them to help find a job.

Donya Moore

Donya's Story
Jeremiah McFarland, standing outside a hospital, wearing blue scrubs

When I’m in a patient’s room, assessing and giving medications, I hear my professors’ voices from lectures. They’ve made me the best nurse I could possibly be and continue to grow into.

Jeremiah McFarland

Jeremiah's Story

You make time for the things you love. I love chemistry and learning. I love being a leader on campus and learning how to be a better person every day.

Aidan Looby

Aidan's Story

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