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Career Inside Track

Whether you’re pursuing an undergraduate degree or elevating your career in one of our powerhouse graduate programs, here, from day one, you'll be an insider.

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Distinguished Faculty—Your Industry Insiders

Our faculty are prominent figures in their fields. They steer research and shape practices that inform the future of your profession. They have a network of connections directly related to your future path. When you arrive at your next workplace, you'll feel the value of their knowledge, insights, and advice. 

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Career Counselors—Your Support System

Through one-on-one meetings with career counselors, you'll prepare to achieve your short-term goals (that next job) while focusing on long-term career success (the leadership roles that follow). These counselors will dig in with you, listening as you describe your goals, dreams, and concerns. You'll graduate ready to start fast and advance quickly in your field. 

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Industry Ties—Your Insider Advantage

At Widener, you won't have to look far to build your professional network. In fact, you may not need to look at all. You'll make connections initiated by your professors. You'll stay in constant contact with alumni. You'll form bonds with co-op, internship, and field supervisors. And you'll take advantage of Widener's reputation in your industry. With this network by your side, you'll be well positioned for success. 

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State-of-the-Art Facilities—Your Future Workplace

We're home to state-of-the-art academic facilities, including our nursing simulation, robotics engineering, and finance labs, plus a fully-equipped television studio. These spaces provide you with the type of hands-on experiences you need to succeed. Even as "the new person" on the job, you'll serve as an expert in the tech, trends, and tools of your field.  

Pride Perspectives

On the inside track, these Widener students have launched powerful careers. Read their stories.

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I feel like it’s my job to help someone who comes after me – women and also black people in tech. I think about myself. I didn’t have someone to look to.

Desiree Junfijiah

Desiree's Story
Ryan Raiker walks in front of Quick Center with three students

Ultimately you have a place to come home to, and I feel that there’s a home for me at Widener.

Ryan Raiker

Ryan's Story
Brandon Matambo stands in the lobby of Quick Center; behind him is a stock ticker and students walking down steps

Widener has done a really good job preparing me for what hands-on work was going to look like, how I can use my major, and what options I have.

Brandon Matambo

Brandon's Story
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When I was struggling with my own identity, Widener never turned its back against me. And that’s exactly the type of experience I want to provide other students.

Patton Vo

Patton's Story
Dante DiBattista stands in front of a powerpoint screen speaking to a room of Widener students

I attribute much of what has happened to me to Widener.

Dante DiBattista

Dante's Story
Danielle Laskowski works at a sonography computer screen with a patient in the bed next to her

This program gave me the protocol to follow and has taught me how to be a great ultrasound technician. This is the stepping stone to get me there.

Danielle Laskowski

Danielle's Story

Flexible Degree & Career Paths

Our programs help you plan for a career (and a life) that's bound to take on many forms.

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Personalize Your Career Track

Here, you can turn your passions and curiosities into a career worth leading. Work one-on-one with career counselors to map your plan A (and your plan B, in case you change your mind). Customize your education by adding a minor or a double major, or enrolling in one of our dual degree graduate programs. You'll end up with a tailor-made education that suits your personal and professional interests and opens doors for jobs, promotions, and graduate study.

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Finish Your Degree Faster

Through one of our accelerated program options, you'll turn your long-term goals into short-term accomplishments. All of our undergraduate majors can roll into an accelerated graduate degree. That means you can earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, graduate a year early, and save a year of tuition. Your advanced education will put you on the inside track to higher-level positions and earning potential.  

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Prepare for the Jobs of the Future

Twenty years ago, students didn't train for careers in app development or drone operation. The job market keeps evolving. But don't fret: here at Widener, you'll prepare for today and tomorrow. You'll learn from students and faculty across many programs, gaining a broader interdisciplinary view of your work. You'll learn to think critically, solve problems from new perspectives, and quickly adapt to new technology. And by adding a minor or certificate to your degree, you'll acquire diverse skills that help you thrive in any setting.

Powerhouse Programs

Recognized by experts and valued by students and alumni, our programs serve as a launchpad for life.

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Region's 1st Undergraduate Robotics Engineering Major

Widener offers Pennsylvania’s first undergraduate robotics major, and one of very few nationwide.

Top 10

Pennsylvania college for social work

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Renowned in the Region

Our School of Nursing was ranked 16th in the Mid-Atlantic region and 8th in Pennsylvania among private colleges.

Ranked 11 out of 50

On the list of Editors' Choice 50 Best Accredited PsyD Programs for 2020

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A Top MBA in PA

Recognized among the state's elite online MBA programs.

Top 5

Ranked as a top school for health care management in Pennsylvania.

2020 Best Law Schools

Delaware Law School and Widener Law Commonwealth nationally ranked by the Princeton Review.

Start by Exploring Our Degree Programs

Not sure which program would best suit your interests and career goals? Reach out to an admission counselor; we're here to help!