Brianna La Croix '18
Social Media Marketing & Production Assistant at ABC Studios, Burbank, CaliforniaPathway to a Career
Guided. With our 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you work closely with professors and advisors who can help you find your passion and build a program to make it a career.
Personalized. Want to major in Zoology and Creative Writing? You can do that. Add a travel class to the Galapagos Islands to walk in the footsteps of Darwin. And how about a semester internship with a publisher in New York City? We work with you to create a unique experience that prepares you for your next step and for a lifetime of learning.
Guaranteed. Every OWU student participates in The OWU Connection, with opportunities to travel, conduct research, complete an internship, and take your learning into the real world.
Proven. 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. Over and over, OWU graduates link their jobs or grad school placements directly to their OWU Connection experience.
You will be prepared to face complex challenges in real-world settings. You will be ready to make a difference.
You will integrate knowledge across disciplines. Work closely with your professors to explore the connections that link the arts, sciences, and humanities in solving real-world challenges. OWU offers 90 majors, and about a third of OWU students graduate with multiple majors. You also can work with faculty mentors to explore research projects in one discipline or across diverse majors.
You will build a diverse and global perspective. Get your passport ready. You will have many opportunities to expand your classroom learning by immersing yourself in another culture. And on campus, you'll be living in a community that celebrates diversity and is enriched by students from around the world.
You will practice the application of knowledge. Every OWU student is guaranteed a variety of opportunities to put theory into practice - to take what you've learned in the classroom and put it to work in real-world settings. You can take on an internship. Or work with a professor to create a unique project - and get OWU funding to help carry it out.
OWU Connection Experience: Software Engineer internships two summers at Facebook; departmental honors research project
OWU Connection Experiences: Connection grant to study international accounting standards in Australia and New Zealand; internship at NiSource, Inc.
OWU Connection Experiences: National Moot Court competition and Travel-Learning class on black British literature traveling to Manchester, Liverpool, and London
OWU Connection Experiences: Internship at WebMD in New York City; semester studying entrepreneurship and international marketing in Seville, Spain.
OWU Connection Experiences: Connection grant to present her independent study project at the annual conference of the American Association of Geographers in Boston; summer research geography project; Travel-Learning course on environmental alteration in Costa Rica
OWU Connection Experiences: Internships at Columbia University and Brown University; domestic exchange at Spelman College in Atlanta
OWU Connection Experience: National Science Foundation research project
OWU Connection Experiences: Four Connection Grants to study in France and Peru; semester abroad at Institut d’Avignon; Travel-Learning course on French literature; teaching internship at Northfield Mount Hermon
OWU Connection Experiences: Summer study abroad in Geneva, Switzerland; Connection grant exploring the economic and cultural importance of French local markets
OWU Connection Experience: Internship at Makena Capital Management
OWU Connection Experience: Connection Grant to study modern Christianity in Wittenberg, Germany.
OWU Connection Experience: New York Arts Program
OWU Connection Experience: Internship with Battelle
OWU Connection Experience: Theory-to-Practice Grant to develop a pesticide-free urban apiary at Ohio Wesleyan
OWU Connection Experience: Internship with Bank of America in New York City
OWU Connection Experience: Theory-to-Practice Grant to help fund a research internship at the Mayo Clinic
OWU Connection Experience: Travel-Learning Course to Italy to study chemistry and art
OWU Connection Experience: Conducted research with Prof. Robert Haring-Kaye at the particle accelerator at Florida State University.
OWU Connection Experience: Internship with a branding firm in Philadelphia.
In a survey of 2018 OWU graduates, 96% report being employed or in graduate school shortly after graduation. Another 2% took a voluntary gap year.
Four out of five recent OWU graduates report that they're working in their field of choice.
A 2017 New York Times report shows 66.9% of lower-income OWU students moved to the top 40% in income 10 years after graduation - a higher mark than schools such as Denison, Kenyon, Miami, Oberlin, and Wooster.
According to PayScale, Inc., the average 30-year return on an investment for an OWU bachelor's degree is $888,800. (Source: PayScale Inc., 2014 College ROI Report)
According to Forbes, Ohio Wesleyan ranks No. 17 in America for the percentage of graduates who own a business - and No. 1 in Ohio.
In the past three years, OWU grads have enrolled at Harvard, Princeton, University of Chicago, NYU, Cornell, Michigan, and Notre Dame.