Introducing Jacket Journey, a first-of-its-kind career readiness program structured to prepare Defiance College graduates for competing in the workforce or pursuing advanced degrees.
A liberal arts-based education from Defiance College prepares graduates for a lifetime of professional possibilities. While most colleges tell seniors how to react when opportunity knocks, we teach students how to open doors for themselves.
Defiance College is the first four-year college to require every student, in every major, to participate in career-readiness programming every year, from matriculation to graduation. Through that unprecedented approach, we are equipping students with the knowledge, experiences, and habits critical to achieving career success.
Skill objectives include:
Ethical decision making
Jacket Journey is a campus-wide initiative driven by the four pillars of Defiance College’s mission: To Know, To Understand, To Lead, and To Serve.
Defiance College works with employers to learn the specific skills that are necessary for their industries—and what skills they anticipate needing in the future. Pre- and post-program assessment data help educators and employers determine how to work together to unite higher education and workforce development.
Defiance College is leading the way to bring higher education and industry together to benefit our regional, state, and national economies. We provide a forum where educators and business leaders can articulate their objectives while working together to prepare students for successful entry into the modern workforce.
Immersing faculty into business and industry for extended periods helps educators better understand workforce development needs and how they can adjust instruction methods and learning objectives to meet those requirements more effectively.
Through our efforts to develop future professionals, Defiance College is serving students, employers, and industries alike. We are responding to the challenges employers are expressing and preparing graduates for existing roles in their fields of study—as well as for careers not yet imagined.
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A Higher Degree
Whether you apply for employment or graduate school, you can apply the career-readiness skills you developed through Jacket Journey in pursuing your next challenge.
Educators at Work
Faculty members spend up to a month at a time interfacing with business and industry, learning what skills employers need for current and future careers.
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What if, by getting a liberal arts-based education, you could develop the very skills that today’s employers value most?
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