The OWU Connection provides the ideal mix of broad knowledge, critical-thinking skills, and practical experience to prepare you for your first job and a successful career.

  • Internships: Students build connections to the professional world and gain valuable experience with internships from New York museums, to the Mayo Clinic, to San Francisco investment firms.
  • Global Perspective: More than 40% of OWU students travel to an off-campus learning experience. Every year, OWU students span the globe for Travel-Learning Courses, Theory-to-Practice Grants, service trips, and other learning and research experiences. The global focus of their education makes them more valuable in the global marketplace.
  • Theory-into-Practice: Every OWU student has a variety of opportunities to connect what they learn in the classroom to work in the real world.
  • Liberal Arts: Ohio Wesleyan's traditional strength in the liberal arts helps students build the skills that employers value most: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and the ability to learn new skills and apply new knowledge.

Here are a few recent OWU graduates who are making an immediate impact in their professions.

Austin Daniels ’15

Corporate Analyst
JP Morgan Chase
Columbus, Ohio

MAJORS: MATHEMATICS / ECONOMICS
Daniels was very involved with Habitat for Humanity while at OWU, and was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, the Equity Research Scholar Program, and was an Economics Management Fellow.

“OWU prepared me for my new job by providing a diverse skill set geared at critical thinking and problem solving.”

Thomas DeHaas '15

Fifth/Sixth Grade Science Teacher & Aquatic Director
Danbury Local School District
Ottawa county, Ohio

MAJORS: EDUCATION / PSYCHOLOGY
deHaas was involved in a variety of activities and groups while at OWU, including the varsity Swim/Dive team, the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Outdoor Ministry Team.

“If you are continuing to work hard and search for [job] opportunities, eventually you will find one.”

Spenser Hickey '15

Breaking News Reporter
The Marion Star
Marion, Ohio

MAJOR: JOURNALISM
Hickey was very involved while at OWU, working with The Transcript, the Office of University Communications, and several student groups, including Colleges Against Cancer, Habitat for Humanity, and Sisters United.

“My advice for recent graduates would be to not give up on a company even after a first rejection.”

Emily Johnson '15

Eider Husbandry Intern
Alaska SeaLife Center
Seaward, Alaska

MAJORS: ZOOLOGY / GERMAN STUDIES
Johnson visited Germany as part of a Theory-to-Practice Grant about the effects of habitat and ecological competitors on bird species.

“OWU gave me a lot of confidence in myself and my abilities.”

Mainza Moono '15

Analyst
Makena Capital Management
San Francisco

MAJOR: ECONOMICS
Moono participated in many organizations while at OWU, including the Investment Club, the Senior Class Council, the President’s Club, and the Honors Program Student Board.

“The more time and effort you spend preparing applications, the greater your chances of landing your dream job.”

Ibrahim Saeed '15

Technology Analyst
JP Morgan Chase
Columbus, Ohio

MAJORS: COMPUTER SCIENCE / ECONOMICS
Saeed is a newly-elected member of OWU’s Board of Trustees and hopes to leverage his OWU education in that position and in his work with JP Morgan Chase.

OWU’s professors never compromise on standards; [students are] subject to high academic rigor, which helps you develop a strong work ethic."

Addison Miller '14

Staff Assistant
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John A. Boehner
Washington, D.C.

MAJORS: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES / GEOGRAPHY
Miller was very involved in the community at OWU through his fraternity, Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs, as a student representative on the Academic Policy Committee, and as an Orientation Leader.

“Talk to as many people as you can. Soak in advice from others, and pay your dues.”

Anthony McGuire '13

Analyst
Facebook
New York

MAJORS: ECONOMICS / POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT
McGuire works as part of Facebook’s Global Marketing Solutions Rotation Program.

“The experiences, lessons, and people I met at OWU have provided me with a unique skillset and attitude for the workplace.”

Leah Shaeffer '13

Education Director
Gulfshore Playhouse
Naples, Florida

MAJORS: THEATRE / EDUCATION
Shaeffer directs education programs for children, teens, and adults at one of Southwest Florida’s premier theatre companies.

Amina Mendez '12

Corporate Planning Officer
ASKI (Alalay Sa Kaunlaran, Inc)
Philippines

MAJOR: MATHEMATICS
Mendez works to promote and provide microloans to those who do not have access to financial institutions, to help bring them out of poverty and establish market links and networks with the private and public sectors. She was a featured speaker at the 2014 Opportunity International National Summit in Chicago.

Shane Wepprich '12

Manager of Publicity
Capitol Music Group
Los Angeles

MAJORS: ECONOMICS / POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT
Wepprich produces and manages publicity campaigns at one of the world's premier record labels.

Willy Yoder '09

Digital Lead
Octagon (Sports Marketing)
Washington, D.C.

MAJOR: JOURNALISM
Yoder handles digital responsibilities for one of the world's leading sports marketing agencies. He helps his athlete clients build and monetize their digital networks, while also finding strategic partnership opportunities for his clients and his agency.