Gaining career clarity

That’s why Denison is launching several innovative programs that help students develop leadership skills, land internships, hone their competitive advantage, and figure out what, exactly, they want to do next. If you’re the parent of a current or future Denisonian, here are some programs your student might want to explore.

issue 01 | winter 2023
Students at Denison Edge

Exordium and Studium Scholar-Leader Programs

Lisska Center for Intellectual Engagement

Launched in the fall of 2022 with 42 students, Exordium (“the beginning”) is a one-year co-curricular program designed to give first-year students a competitive edge in pursuit of internships, fellowships, and graduate programs. Studium (“to study”) will kick off in fall 2023 with a cohort of about 25 students. All rising sophomores will have the opportunity to apply to Studium, which will eventually encompass juniors and seniors as well.

While the Scholar-Leader program goals remain constant over a four-year period, the content areas are tailored to support students’ individualized interests and ambitions.

Denison Journey

Knowlton Center for Career Exploration

It can be hard for students to imagine life after graduation — uncertain and overwhelmed, they may find themselves down a path to inertia. The Journey program is an immersive exploration experience designed for sophomores (but also open to juniors) to help students identify their career interests and get moving. This program helps students start thinking about their future with excitement, possibility, and promise — and by breaking the process down into manageable pieces, facilitators help students gain the clarity and confidence to move forward.

CX Innovation Lab

Knowlton Center’s Denison Edge

This immersive summer program at Denison Edge in downtown Columbus gives college students and recent graduates the opportunity to tackle real business problems in a supportive environment. During a seven-week session, participants network and consult with business professionals and industry experts to grow and develop customer experience (CX) skills in design thinking and innovation.

This experience goes beyond the typical internship. It starts with a complex problem from a real client that students are challenged to solve in teams. At the end of CX Innovation Lab, participants have a certificate of completion, a portfolio of practical business knowledge, and a strong professional network.

Published February 2023
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