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Our Students Are Going Places

Our Success

You're on track to reach your full potential. 

As you explore your future field, gain experience that will stand out among your peers, and land your first (or next) job, you'll feel the support of the Widener community. So go ahead: dream about a role with that Fortune 500 company or nonprofit. Prepare for admission to a highly competitive graduate program. 

Deeply connected to your Widener support system—including alumni from across the country and around the world—you'll write your own personal success story.

Success After Graduation

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Career Success for Class of 2023

96% of the Class of 2023 was employed, in grad school, or in military/other service within 6 months of graduation, according to the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE).

$113,800 Median Mid-career Salary

for Widener alumni with a bachelor’s degree, which ranks in the top 22% nationwide

$67,600 Median Starting Salary

for Widener's undergraduate Class of 2023.

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60,000+ Strong

Our Widener University and PMC network is one big family with more than 60,000 alumni around the globe. 

Featured Alumni

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Robert Buckley Jr.'s Company Played Key Role in Rebuilding I-95 Collapse

Alumnus Robert Buckley Jr., president of Buckley and Company, joined us in-person and on the Far & Widener podcast to discuss his company's role in the record-setting rebuild of the collapsed portion of I-95 in 2023. He now advises Widener’s new engineering construction management program.

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Registered Nurse, Natalie Sassi, Raises Awareness on Human Sex Trafficking

While a nursing major, Sassi devoted her attention to uncovering factors influencing health care access and delivery. Her groundbreaking work and honors presentation on the nurse’s role in helping to combat human trafficking inspired her TEDx Talk. She currently works as an RN at Penn Medicine.

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Marcia Zaruba-O’Connor Runs an Award-Winning HR Company

Marcia Zaruba O’Connor, President and CEO of The O’Connor Group—one of Philadelphia Business Journal's Best Places to Work— has won Most Admired CEO and Philadelphia Titan 100 awards. She shared her success journey, challenges, and the importance of mentorship on our podcast.

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Pride Perspectives

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Widener has stood up to its reviews -- it’s an exceptional school. The educational experience is priceless.

Erin Waters

Erin's Story
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I’ve had one of the best experiences in education that I could have ever imagined.

Nichole Butler

Nichole's Story
Ryan Raiker walks in front of Quick Center with three students

I was recently named Director of the Year for excellence in marketing. Widener's pillar of leadership emboldens me. There’s a home for me at Widener and having a seat and getting involved teaches networking and time management.

Ryan Raiker

Ryan's Story
Aly Horton sitting in the driver's seat of a UPS truck

Widener gave me the opportunity to not only start my career as an undergraduate but advance it a few years later when I went back for my masters.

Aly Horton

Aly's Story
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Working on different projects at Widener taught me how to think on my feet. It taught me how to not leap before I think, but to leap while also thinking.

Abhay Aradhya

Abhay's Story

Every study abroad trip, every internship opportunity, every volunteer event, every class is contributing to me not only being a better person, but better in business. The world of business today requires us to be globally active.

Jessica Feoli

Jessica's Story

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More Student Stories

On the inside track, students like you have turned their education into extraordinary careers. Check out their stories.

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Our students and alumni acheive great things. Explore student news stories and alumni updates and recognitions.

Connect With Widener Alumni

There's plenty to learn from those who came before you. Get their perspective on your field, ask for tips about working in your dream location, and trade stories about your favorite professors.

Need Support on Your Personal Success Journey?

Could your story inspire future Widener students? Send us a note—we'd love to share it.