No Entitled Students - Just Qualified Applicants
Davenport University is dedicated to bringing qualified professional candidates to the recruiting efforts of our employers. As we move forward toward an employment guarantee for our students, employers can rest assured that within the process of qualifying for the guarantee, students will have subjected themselves to the rigor of the Davenport University Professional Development Plan.
This plan has been created to supplement a student's degree and address important elements of success in the workplace including:
- Professional etiquette
- Dress for success
- Speaking effectively
- Honesty, integrity and ethics
Employment Guarantee Program is underway!
Within Davenport University's Vision 2020 Strategic Plan it is our goal that up to 25% of all Davenport University bachelor degree programs become included in the Employment Guarantee program. This program reinforces the University's commitment to offer degrees that help students "Get Where the World is Going" in growing career fields through the best practices used by successful alumni in order to meet employer expectations.
Students who meet Davenport's requirements in the following program areas will be eligible for additional education benefits if they are unable to obtain employment within six months of graduation.
Accounting Majors, BBA - Accounting - Beginning Fall 2014
Network Management & Design, BS - Proposed
Nursing, BSN Pre-licensure - Proposed
To be eligible for this program, all students in these programs must acknowledge that they understand the following criteria and benefits once accepted into the program.
Graduate Success Criteria:
To be eligible to receive the benefits of Davenport University's Employment Guarantee, graduates must:
- Achieved a final GPA of 3.00 or better for programs within the Donald W. Main College of Business and College of Technology, or a GPA of 3.5 or better in the College of Health Professions, and have completed program within 6 years of start.
- Be legally eligible for employment in the U.S.
- Be willing to travel or relocate to new market (w/ health and disability considerations) to obtain employment within field
- Have a documented job search beginning no later than 2 semesters prior to graduation
- Have no less than 50 customized resumes and cover letters spanning geographic markets and industry sectors for programs within the Donald W. Main College of Business and College of Technology, or no less than 5 in the College of Health Professions.
- Not have a criminal background, which prevents employment within chosen field.
- Be in good financial standing with DU.
- Have successfully completed a clinical, internship, or practicum, on/off-campus work study employment, or employment consisting of a minimum of 150 hours relative to chosen field.
- Have demonstrated participation in two (2) years or four (4) semesters of regular involvement in at least one significant on- or off-campus extracurricular activity such as a pre-professional or professional society, a registered student organization (RSO), DU varsity, club or intramural athletics, or other qualified and Career Services-approved volunteer activities.
- Have worked directly with Career Services within two (2) semesters of attending Davenport University and have actively pursued and demonstrated competency in the Career Services Professional Development Plan Checklist.
- Have completed and required industry exams that are required for employment in the field including: For College of Health Professions: student has passed Nursing Boards and is eligible for licensure.
- Have completed the application for Employment Guarantee between six months and one year of graduation date if graduate has not obtained employment nor has entered a graduate degree program.
Davenport University Commitment:
For students who have achieved the standards of this agreement and are not employed within six (6) months of graduation, Davenport University will offer any and all of the following items based on an assessment of student need:
- Evaluation of student development areas and creation of an action plan to address those areas.
- Up to three (3) semesters of undergraduate courses not to exceed 16 credits per semester to enhance the existing degree in the student’s chosen field, which covers the cost of tuition up to the maximum of 16 credits (a value of $28,900 based upon 2014 tuition rates) and does not include the cost of textbooks, course fees, residence hall or living accommodations, or fees for taking certification tests.
- Continued engagement in on-campus and off-campus recruiting opportunities relative to the student’s professional area.