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The Eckerd Edge

Enhancing the Classroom Experience Eckerd College is committed to having every full-time residential student complete the baccalaureate degree within four years. Indeed, 97% of Eckerd students who maintain full-time enrollment graduate in four years or less. Students who achieve this goal commit to making satisfactory academic progress each semester, fulfilling College and program requirements and choosing a major in a timely manner. In addition, we offer The Eckerd Edge. This program is designed to enhance the classroom experience through resources and programs that enrich students’ learning while preparing them for a changing world.

ECKERD OFFERS EVERYTHING FROM ONE-ON-ONE HELP WRITING A RESUME TO THE ANNUAL CAREER FAIR THAT BRINGS 50+ LOCAL AND NATIONAL BUSINESSES TO CAMPUS FOR INTERVIEWS EVERY YEAR.

The a Liberal Arts Degree TheValue EckerdofEdge • Every Eckerd student will have the opportunity to complete multiple hands-on learning experiences through service-learning, internships, research and OF LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE GRADUATES RATED THEIR OVERALL EXPERIENCE collaboration with faculty, andCOMPARED study abroad. AS “EXCELLENT,” TO 53% OF THOSE WHO GRADUATED FROM PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES AND FLAGSHIP PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES • Every Eckerd student will have access to the Rahall Communication Lab and the Writing Center, through which the student will develop the critical thinking and oral and written communications skills necessary for a successful life and career.

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• Every Eckerd student will benefit from the guidance of a faculty mentor and working with professional staff dedicated to the student’s success. OF LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE GRADUATES SAID THEY FELT “BETTER PREPARED” FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE THAN STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED OTHER COLLEGES, • Every Eckerd student considering graduate school will have the direction and COMPARED TO 34% WHO ATTENDED PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES support of the Faculty Graduate School and Fellowship Advisor and of the Career Services staff. Faculty and staff members also provide students with personalized letters of recommendation.

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• Every Eckerd graduate will have access throughout his or her life, at no charge, OF LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGEthe GRADUATES RATED THEIR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE to the resources available through Career Services program. HIGHLY FOR PREPARING THEM FOR THEIR FIRST JOB, COMPARED TO 66% WHO ATTENDED PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

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Our Promise If a student is not offered employment or accepted to graduate school Giving Employers within six months of graduation: What They Want • The student will have auditing access to four courses on a space-available basis, According to a report issued recently by the Association of American without charge. These courses must be completed within two years of graduating Colleges and Universities, today’s business leaders are looking for from Eckerd. college withaccess a specialization focus and theanalysis thinking, writing • The graduates student will have to an intensive, one-on-one of skills and abilities, customized to market demands and personal interests, with a Career and research skills that come from a liberal arts education. Services professional.

THE MORE THAN 300 CEOs, COMPANY PRESIDENTS, EXECUTIVES AND VPs *For us to fulfill this IN promise, the student maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 WHO PARTICIPATED THE SURVEY SAIDmust THEY LOOK FOR THESE QUALITIES: or above, must never be on disciplinary or housing probation while enrolled at Eckerd College and must make satisfactory academic progress as a full-time student.

1. The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing 2. Critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills 3. The ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world settings

SEE HOW ECKERD RANKS IN A NATIONAL SURVEY. eckerd.edu/nsse

“The research our students do here makes them entirely more marketable,” says Biology Professor Denise Flaherty, “whether they’re applying to graduate programs or research jobs.”

Explore Careers of 11,000+ Alumni THE ECKERD EDGE, IN THEIR WORDS: eckerd.edu/profiles

EMPLOYMENT OF RECENT ECKERD GRADUATES (PARTIAL LIST) ARTS/THEATRE/FILM PRODUCTION

Apple Inc., Camera Image Quality Engineer Bilal’s Stand, Production/Distribution; Immortal Island (Film), Associate Producer Burial at Sea (Film recognized by IMDb), Associate Producer; EFEX project (Detroit, Mich.) Greyhouse Films, Digital Imaging Technician/Editor Hartford Stage Company, Actor Second City, Performer Vital Theatre Company, Stage Manager and Teaching Artist

BUSINESS/COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

4200 Productions, Senior Technician Addison Independent, Advertising Representative American Express, Lead Analyst Bank of America, Merrill Lynch Global Treasury Solutions Group, Analyst Barclays, Investment Banking Analyst CBS Corporation, Account Executive Coca-Cola, Sales Executive Facebook, IT Technician Fast Enterprises, Software Developer Forex Capital Markets, Japan Sales Support IBM, Consultant Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Investment Banker Revedia, Inc., Director of Interactive Media Services Squaremouth, Product Manager Stream2Sea, Chief Executive Officer Target Corporation, Business Analyst

COMMUNICATION/WRITING

Discover Magazine, Science Sushi Blogger DogTown (National Geographic Cable TV Series), Dog Trainer and Behaviorist Florida Holocaust Museum, Membership Coordinator J.R. Campbell & Associates Inc., Assistant Editor MyShelf.com, Editor/Book Reviewer; 5 Star Lenses, Writer/Editor Penguin Random House, Contracts Assistant Tampa Bay Rays, Communications Tampa Laser Spine Institute, Social Media Specialist/Consumer Advocate Three Little Words: A Memoir, Author TVU Networks (Shanghai, China), Project Manager U.S. Congressional Representative, Press Secretary Vlogbrothers, YouTube Channel Co-Creator and Internet Entrepreneur WSVN Channel 7 News, Associate Producer

SCIENCES

Alaska Department of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biologist American Museum of Natural History, Scientific Assistant, Herpetology Cornell University, Professor of Engineering Edisto Beach State Park, Interpretive Ranger The Florida Aquarium, Shark Ethologist Granite State Zoo, Wildlife Educator Groundwater and Environmental Services, Environmental Scientist Halcón Resources Corporation, Geologist Moffitt Cancer Research Center, Research Coordinator National Audubon Society, Field Technician Quantum Retail Technology, Inc., Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer Reef Ecology Lab, Saudi Arabia, Researcher State of Florida, Regional Epidemiologist Teach for America, Environmental Science Teacher U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer United States Geological Survey, Geologist

SOCIAL AND PUBLIC SERVICES/EDUCATION

Academy Prep, Teacher Adoption Rhode Island, Adoption & Permanency Caseworker AmeriCorps VISTA Si Se Puede! Learning Center, Resident Service Coordinator EF Education First–China, English Teacher Humane Society, Development Specialist International Humanity Foundation, Co-Director, Indonesia Manatee County School District, Teacher National Meningitis Association, Spokesperson New York Public Interest Research Group, Project Coordinator Peace Corps, South America, Volunteer U.S. Coast Guard, Officer U.S. Navy, Officer

SPORTS

Belarusian Premier Women’s Basketball League, Player Detroit Tigers, Player Mexico-CIBACOPA Professional Men's Basketball League, Player NBA Development League, Player Pittsburgh Pirates, Area Scout Princeton Rays (Minor League of Tampa Bay Rays), Hitting Coach San Francisco Giants, Executive VP of Baseball Operations

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GRADUATE DEGREE

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DVM J.D. J.D. J.D. J.D. J.D. J.D. J.D. J.D. M.A. M.A. M.A. M.A. M.A. M.A. M.A. M.A. M.A. M.A. MAT MBA MBA MBA MBA MBA MCS M.D. M.D. M.D. M.D. M.D. M.D. M.D. M.D. M.Div. M.Div. M.Ed. M.Ed. M.Ed. MFA MFA MFA MFA MHA MLS MMS MPA M.S. M.S. M.S. M.S. M.S. M.S. M.S. M.S. M.S. M.S. M.S. M.S. M.S. M.S. MSc MSc MSW Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. Ph.D.

Veterinary Medicine Law and Justice Law Law and Justice Law and Justice Law and Justice Law and Justice Law and Justice Law Anthropology Film Studies Human Development, Political Science Economics Counseling/Child Law Foreign Policy Sculpture Landscape Architecture International Relations/Global Affairs, Political Science Psychology Secondary Science Business Administration Finance Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Computer Science Medicine Medicine Medicine Medicine Medicine Medicine Medicine Medicine Theology Theology Education Education, International Studies Education Creative Writing Art and Art History Poetry Creative Writing Health Administration Library and Information Science Pharmacology Public Administration Journalism Environmental Management Environmental Studies–Policy Oceanography and Coastal Sciences Global Affairs Speech and Language Pathology Water Society & Policy Chemistry Environmental Science and Management Financial Mathematics Marine Science-Chemistry Marine Science Accountancy Public Health Animal Behavior and Welfare Social Science of the Internet Social Work Art and Art History Philosophy Genetics and Genomics Immunology Oceanography Experimental Psychology Philosophy Pharmacology and Toxicology Philosophy Chemistry Social Psychology Geology, Geosciences, Marine Science Literature Electrical Engineering Marine Science Biology Psychology Marine Science Oceanography Biology Chemistry

DPT by Recent Eckerd Physical Therapy Graduate Schools Attended Graduates (partial list) DVM Veterinary Medicine

Duke University School of Medicine Iowa State University University of Florida Boston University School of Law Cornell University Florida State University College of Law Georgetown University Law Center Harvard Law School New York University School of Law Stetson University College of Law University of Florida American University Boston University Columbia College of Columbia University DePaul University George Washington University Instituto de Altos Estudios Diplomaticos Kent State University University of Colorado University of South Florida University of West Florida University of North Carolina, Wilmington Florida State University Fordham University Georgetown University University of Florida University of Tampa University of California, Los Angeles Duke University Florida State University Indiana University School of Medicine University of Florida University of Hawaii University of Kentucky College of Medicine University of Miami University of Michigan College of Medicine Columbia Theological Seminary Wake Forest University Columbia College of Columbia University Monterey Institute of International Studies University of South Florida Emerson College Kent State University Sarah Lawrence College University of California, San Diego University of South Carolina Florida State University University of South Florida New York University Columbia University Duke University Florida Institute of Technology Louisiana State University New York University Pennsylvania State University University of Arizona University of California, Berkeley University of California, Santa Barbara University of Chicago University of Connecticut University of Hawaii, Manoa University of Notre Dame University of South Florida University of Edinburgh University of Oxford University of South Florida Binghamton University–SUNY Catholic University of America Duke University Emory University Rutgers University Texas Tech University University of Arizona University of California, Davis University of California, Davis University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of Connecticut University of Florida University of Maryland University of Miami University of Michigan University of North Carolina University of Queensland University of Rhode Island Wake Forest University Yale University

The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

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OF LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE GRADUATES RATED THEIR OVERALL EXPERIENCE AS “EXCELLENT,” COMPARED TO 53% OF THOSE WHO GRADUATED FROM PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES AND FLAGSHIP PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

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OF LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE GRADUATES SAID THEY FELT “BETTER PREPARED” FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE THAN STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED OTHER COLLEGES, COMPARED TO 34% WHO ATTENDED PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

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OF LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE GRADUATES RATED THEIR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE HIGHLY FOR PREPARING THEM FOR THEIR FIRST JOB, COMPARED TO 66% WHO ATTENDED PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

Giving Employers What They Want According to a report issued recently by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, today’s business leaders are looking for college graduates with a specialization focus and the thinking, writing and research skills that come from a liberal arts education. THE MORE THAN 300 CEOs, COMPANY PRESIDENTS, EXECUTIVES AND VPs WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SURVEY SAID THEY LOOK FOR THESE QUALITIES: 1. The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing 2. Critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills 3. The ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world settings

SEE HOW ECKERD RANKS IN A NATIONAL SURVEY. eckerd.edu/nsse

Explore Careers of 11,000+ Alumni THE ECKERD EDGE, IN THEIR WORDS: eckerd.edu/profiles

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OF OUR GRADS ARE IN GRADUATE SCHOOL WITHIN A YEAR OF GRADUATION

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To read more about Eckerd’s sustainable practices, visit eckerd.edu/green.

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