Hands-On Experience

Every Ohio Wesleyan student – in every major – participates in the OWU Connection. It is the foundational part of OWU's academic program that ensures every OWU student will graduate with hands-on experience and a global perspective.

You will work with professors and advisors to find and sharpen your interests and goals. And they will help you develop your own OWU Connection projects that will connect you with those goals.

You could take a travel class to the Galapagos Islands to walk in the footsteps of Darwin. Or spend a semester internship with an artist in New York City. Or intern in the financial or tech industry. Explore countless options with the OWU Connection Discovery Engine.

Real-world learning through the OWU Connection helps you develop the knowledge, skills, and experience that employers and grad schools value most: the ability to think critically, analyze complex problems, work in diverse teams, and communicate effectively. Every year, OWU graduates connect their jobs or grad school placements directly to their OWU Connection experiences.

You will be prepared to face complex challenges in real-world settings. You will be ready to make a difference.

OWU Connection Discovery Engine

Here's what's special about The OWU Connection: You personalize your academic program with unique Connection Experiences that combine what you care about, where you want to go, and who you want to be. Use this tool to discover some of the possibilities. Shuffle for random results or choose your pairing.
Communication & Journalism Economics & Business History & Period Studies Medical & Health Professions World Languages & Cultures
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Life After OWU

OWU graduates leave with knowledge, experience, and a hunger to change the world—a combination that excites employers and graduate schools. Our graduates land in top graduate programs, get good jobs, and have the far-reaching perspectives to keep on learning and the broad-based skills to move up the ladder.

Graduate Outcomes

Belle Norman '22

Mental Health Specialist, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Pathway to a Career

Contact Info


Slocum Hall
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015


David D. Markwardt
Associate Dean of the OWU Connection
Slocum Hall 308 | ddmarkwa@owu.edu

Megan R. Ellis
Executive Director of the OWU Connection
Slocum Hall 211 | mrellis@owu.edu