The Grand Opening for the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration is at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 14.
The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation has pledged a gift of $9.3 million to support Denison’s work to create the benchmark program for helping students to transition from the liberal arts into the professions. The gift will create a permanent endowment to support the college’s Center for Career Exploration, which has been renamed “The Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration.”
“Denison is profoundly grateful to the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation for this transformational gift,” said Denison University President Adam Weinberg. “The world of work has changed. Colleges must help students and recent graduates access the on-ramps into the professions, and we need to ensure that our graduates have the ‘day-one’ competencies that employers and graduate schools require. Over the last 24 months, we have been talking to CEOs, HR directors and others across the professions and have developed what we believe will be the model for career exploration. With this support, we can launch it.”