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Outcomes

Waynesburg University is consistently ranked as a top school for alumni job placement.

Waynesburg University alumni are in high demand by employers across the region.

Our alumni experience growth and success through quality real-world work experiences that apply both theory and industry, coupled with their capacity and drive to enhance the lives of others.

Students from our graduating classes regularly experience nearly 100 percent career path rates in one year after graduation, and many enter the graduate programs of their choice. As attention on higher education turns toward outcomes and fiscal responsibility, new ranking systems that focus primarily on value, job placement, and individual economic prosperity consistently rank Waynesburg University as a top school for value nationwide.

Recent Internship Placements

At Waynesburg University, you’ll prepare for the real world by experiencing it firsthand. Sometimes required and always encouraged, internships are an important component of your academic development and help you gain confidence in a professional setting while applying what you have learned in the classroom. Your academic advisor will work with you one-on-one to find a placement you prefer.
 
Waynesburg students have interned at many locations, including:

  • ABC
  • Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Aloutta Sanctuary, Panama
  • Benedum Center
  • Bosch
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • CNN
  • CNX Resources
  • Department of Energy
  • Fox News
  • Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • Hershey Medical Center
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • KDKA
  • LA County Probation Department
  • Mayo Clinic
  • MTV
  • Mylan
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
  • PNC
  • Ruby Memorial Hospital
  • Sea World
  • Special Olympics
  • UPMC
  • Walt Disney World
     

Students Receive Career Training from Orientation through Graduation and Beyond

The Waynesburg University Career Services Center offers job support services and professional mentorship experiences to current students and alumni alike to ensure a successful transition from college to career for each student. 
 
The center assists with everything from resume composition to interviewing skills and offers valuable opportunities such as on- and off-campus job and internship fairs, one-on-one career coaching, mock interviews, and employer networking opportunities. Through this service, along with the knowledge and skills you’ll gain through your coursework, you can look forward to graduating with confidence in your ability to attain a successful career within your chosen profession.

The center also maintains a comprehensive job and internship search site, which is available to the WU family and employers and is accessible to graduates throughout their entire careers.

Jackets Graduate With the Experience They Need to Succeed

 

“Between my education and my experience working as a student at the Helpdesk at Waynesburg University, I learned the essential skills to be successful in maintaining and managing technology for an entire school district.”
Mike Wright, Technology Coordinator for Edison Local School District

“The quality education I received from Waynesburg University helped me to become informed leaders amongst my peers.”
Zach Sargent, RN at Ruby Memorial Hospital 

“Not many college grads can say they have had the same experiences as me. In these past four years, I have traveled to a foreign country, jumped out of airplanes, met with some of the highest ranking officials, became a United States Army Officer, made lifelong friends, completed a Bachelor of Arts degree and discovered more about myself than I could imagine. Waynesburg University was the right choice.”
Courtney Parker, Second Lieutenant in the United States Army

“My time at Waynesburg University prepared me to tackle graduate studies and a professional life in many ways. Small class sizes and outstanding chemistry professors made the transition to life as a graduate student a little easier. Furthermore, WU provided me with ample opportunities to connect with professionals in the chemistry field. I am very fortunate that the chemistry department promoted opportunities that allowed students to travel to conferences and attend professional meetings in the city of Pittsburgh, an opportunity that I discovered not many universities encourage. WU and the opportunities afforded to me played a crucial role in helping me get to where I am today and will guide me to future successes.”
Miranda Thornton, R&D Scientist at Celanese Cellulose Derivatives