At WPU, career is built into the curriculum. As a WPU student, you will be offered personalized support in your education and complete an internship beginning as soon as your junior year. Internships provide essential context to the classroom study and help you gain an advantage for future employment.
Careers and Internships
William Peace University is very dedicated to student's success and to their professional development. That's actually embedded into our university mission. We are preparing students for careers of tomorrow. We set students up for success in a couple different ways. One of those is seamless support services with integration between academic advising and career advising. So you have one place that you can go on the second floor of the library to get help with anything academic, related, and career related as well.
We also have career built into the curriculum, you have at least two required professional development courses, and you'll complete an internship by the time you graduate. Which is really helpful and setting you up for success for the future with testing out a career getting experience, and that's one of the top reasons why employers want to hire students.
We offer a lot of individualized support for students when they're looking for internships and looking for connections that may help them in a future career and having this location in downtown Raleigh is also very helpful because our students can intern just steps away.
Our alumni are involved in all different types of things when they graduate, some go to graduate school, some enter the workforce right away, whether that be in business or marketing or education, psychology, criminal justice fields. One of them, she is actually in Washington, D.C. now working for the State Department and the fellowship program and also in graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in their School of International Affairs.
I would advise you to not be afraid to start your career development journey right away, and to not feel the pressure to have it all figured out right away. You will have plenty of support here and lots of time to figure out your path.
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