Programs

Our cutting-edge career preparation, exploration and launch programs align the career goals and aspirations of students and recent graduates with the talent needs of today’s most well-established companies, disruptive start-ups, and transformative non profits. We partner with pioneering entrepreneurs, leading ed tech companies, and successful professionals from wide-ranging industries to deliver programs that give students:

INSIGHT

Insight into a student’s personal purpose to ensure they find fulfillment in work and life; and insight into the work world to better understand and assess opportunities.

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  • SELF-AWARENESS
  • DISCOVERY OF PURPOSE
  • UNDERSTANDING THE WORK WORLD
  • ASSESSING OPPORTUNITIES
  • INCREASING EXPOSURE TO BUSINESS, CIVIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

SKILLS

Career-ready hard and soft skills that complement students’ academic curriculum with the tools and understanding that today’s employers demand.

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  • BASIC 'SOFT' BUSINESS SKILLS
  • BASIC ‘HARD’ BUSINESS SKILLS
  • TECH AND DATA SKILLS
  • WRITING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • UP-SKILLING FOR THOSE IN THE WORK WORLD

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Hands-on experience that builds in complexity and independence throughout students’ four years of college

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  • SPONSORED PROJECTS
  • MINI OR CAPSULE INTERNSHIPS
  • FULL INTERNSHIPS
  • REMOTE INTERNSHIPS

CONNECTION

Lifetime connections for mentoring, networking, coaching, and inspiration.

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  • PEER NETWORKS
  • ALUMNI AND PARTNER NETWORKING
  • ENRICHMENT AND INSPIRATION
  • ASSESS OPPORTUNITIES
  • COACHING AND FEEDBACK FROM LAUNCH LAB STAFF AND EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE

THE LAUNCH LAB JOURNEY PROGRAM

This engaging and interactive course guides students through a process to design their individualized Journey Roadmap. The roadmap will help students integrate the three dimensions of their higher education experience: academics, student life and career readiness. This course enables students to be intentional about every aspect of their university experience, creating an outcome that is both successful and fulfilling as they launch their careers and lives.

1. Discover your Purpose:

Engages students in life’s big questions and sets a foundation for a journey that is aligned with each student’s deeply held beliefs and values.

 

2. Create your North Star:

Helps students break down and document what matters most in their lives; intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually.

 

3. Identify your Launch Quadrants:

Students identify the insights, skills, connections and experiences they will need to be best prepared for their chosen career at graduation and beyond.

 

4. Develop your Journey Map:

Students correlate available resources with the needs identified in the Launch Quadrant exercise and map their activities onto a schedule for their time in college.

The completed roadmap is a living document to be adjusted over time and shared with mentors, academic advisors and career advisors, enabling the student to keep a sharp focus on their desired outcome.

Ready to LAUNCH?

If you’re a liberal arts student, the Denison Launch Lab can help accelerate your transition from academic to career success. Let us know what you’re interested in and we’ll send more information about our 2021 programing when it’s available.