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Employment Guarantee

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 BBA                                         Network Management & Security, BS                    
Fraud Investigation                                       Network Management & Design                                  
Honors Professional Accountancy             Computer Networking Technology      
Internal Auditing                                            Network Security
Management Accounting

                         Nursing, BSN Pre-licensure
                         Pending ability to pass certification exam

To be eligible for this program, students must acknowledge that they are aware of and understand the following criteria and benefits once accepted into the program. All Students can Login to the DU website and acknowledge here.

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 their program, 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 a 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 $32,000 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.