Valparaiso, IN (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
With a 92.5 percent placement rate for 2012-2013 graduates, Valparaiso University celebrates the 21st consecutive year of placement rates higher than 90 percent.
Through dedication to preparing students for success post graduation and a proven career services strategy, the independent Lutheran university graduates accomplished students who attain job and graduate school placement throughout the country and the world.
“Valparaiso University’s consistently outstanding placement rate is a testament to the intellectually rigorous and innovative education we offer and to the supportive community we foster for our students,” said Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., Valparaiso University president. “Valpo’s gifted faculty and dedicated staff provide the resources and mentoring necessary for students to achieve great success, both during their undergraduate careers and throughout their lives.”
Each year, Valparaiso University conducts comprehensive surveys of recent graduates. The results of the 2014 Graduate Report are nothing short of the high standards Valparaiso University sets every year.
Highlights of the 2014 Graduate Report include:
- Graduates are working or studying in 38 states, the District of Columbia and nine foreign countries. More than 35 percent of 2012-2013 graduates are working or attending graduate school in Indiana. Of those attending graduate or professional school, nearly 30 percent are studying at Valparaiso University.
- Six respondents are involved in full-time service: two in Lutheran Volunteer Corps, one each in AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Young Adults in Global Mission and ABBA House Orphanage.
- Three were awarded a Fulbright scholarship and currently are in Germany, Poland and Taiwan.
- Eighty-seven percent of the respondents indicated that they are satisfied or very satisfied with their job or graduate school situation.
“The student experience at Valparaiso University prepares our graduates for a wide variety of opportunities post-Valparaiso,” said Tom Cath, director of the Career Center. “We’re offering a greater selection of programming than ever before and connecting students to professionals through networking events, career panels and interviewing workshops.”
Maintaining Valparaiso University’s history of excellence in career services and job placements has been a priority since Mark Heckler was named Valparaiso University president in 2008.
For more information about Valparaiso University, contact Nicole Niemi, director of media relations, at nicole.niemi(at)valpo(dot)edu or 219.464.6010.
About Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University is a comprehensive independent Lutheran university with more than 4,500 students on its campus located in Northwest Indiana, an hour from Chicago. Valpo is a community of purpose-driven, service-minded and ethical individuals who embrace the pursuit of truth with freedom, humility and compassion. Valpo has been identified as one of the top master’s-level institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report magazine for the past 25 years. Valparaiso University offers more than 110 undergraduate academic programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and Nursing. Valpo also has a distinguished honors college, a Law School, and more than 40 degree and certificate programs in its Graduate School and Continuing Studies. Valpo has been recognized for its commitment to outstanding teaching, preparing thoughtful leaders with strong cross-cultural skills and global awareness and dedication to serving others.