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Career Launcher

The University of Dayton is one of the 50 best schools in the nation for undergraduate academics and experiential learning that lead to great careers, according to The Princeton Review.

The University’s Common Academic Program, honors program, Center for Social Concern, Intensive English Program, China Institute, Engineers in Service, Flyer Enterprises, the Davis Center for Portfolio Management and faculty, are highlighted in the first edition of “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom.”

“Simply put, these colleges are stellar at putting the 'hire' in 'higher education,'" said Robert Franek, the book's author who is also senior vice president and publisher at The Princeton Review. "We chose and commend them for the extraordinary opportunities they are giving their students for practical, hands-on learning that complements their academic experiences. These will not only enhance their resumes but also fast-track them for successful careers."

According to educational services company, schools selected for the book have excellent career centers and an array of internship opportunities, cooperative education, service learning, study abroad and experiential learning programs. They involve undergraduates in collaborative research with faculty and have strong cultures of civic engagement and support student participation in community service.

“Their alumni associations are networking empires. Not surprisingly, high numbers of their students graduate with outstanding job offers and/or are accepted to post-graduate studies at first-rate institutions,” said The Princeton Review in announcing the listing. |

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on data from the company's surveys of administrators and students at hundreds of universities between 2013 and 2015. The school selections and narrative profiles drew on feedback from 18,000 current students and 200 interviews with current faculty, administrators and alumni.

The Princeton Review also selected the University earlier this year for “Colleges that Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.”

"On so many fronts that matter to parents and students alike, these colleges are truly standouts," Franek said. "They offer outstanding academics and generous financial aid to students with need and/or charge a relatively low cost of attendance. Some, phenomenally, do both. Their students also have access to extraordinary career services programs and a lifetime of alumni connections and post-grad support."

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