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WU’s Pathways Center develops additional initiatives for student success

Ashley Wise Jul 6, 2020

Waynesburg University’s Pathways Center has developed several new initiatives that will be implemented for the fall 2020 semester. 

“One of the Pathways Center's core goals is to provide comprehensive student support services,” said Brian Carr, director of the Pathways Center. “By adding these initiatives, we are growing our programming and resources to continue providing more well-rounded and inclusive support for all.”

New initiatives include: 

  • Career Connections, a program that enables employers to partner with Waynesburg University's Career Development Office; 
  • Career Development and Professional Skills, a new online tool available to both undergraduate and graduate students that provides immediate access to various professional development resources, including internship requirements, federal work-study application steps, interview tips, professional document guides, and more;
  • A Diversity & Inclusion Initiative to implement open conversations and programming about diversity and inclusion at Waynesburg University and to give underrepresented students at Waynesburg an environment to access resources, seek support and develop community;
  • Enhanced digital accommodations management that encourages and allows for increased collaboration and partnership with faculty members;
  • A Partnership with Greene County high school guidance counselors to provide transition support to local grade-12 students with disabilities; 
  • Pave the Way, a short video series with an emphasis on vocation and calling; and
  • Virtual, remote tutoring, which was made available for the first time this spring as a response to students learning from home, as well as WU-specific, in-house tutor training, which is launching this fall.

By adding these initiatives, we are growing our programming and resources to continue providing more well-rounded and inclusive support for all.”

Brian Carr, Director of the Pathways Center

The Career Connections program features internal job board and recruiter contact information postings, exclusive event access for virtual and in-person job fairs, and an internship partner component for participating organizations and companies. 

The Diversity & Inclusion Initiative will focus on implementing mission-driven engagement and opportunities to foster a strong foundation of inclusion and acceptance through community involvement. The campus-wide initiative aims to serve all minority or underrepresented groups on campus. 

These new initiatives join the Pathways Center’s existing offerings, which include Tutoring, Disability Services, Student Success Services, Career Development, Vocational Exploration, Study Abroad, Student Work Study Program, Community Outreach Efforts, and more. 

The Pathways Center

The Pathways Center is located in Eberly Library with collaborative referrals to and work with the Counseling Center, Student Services, Writing Center, Library, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Alumni Relations, Athletics, academic programs and others.