Career Exploration & Outcomes

Career Exploration & Outcomes

Having Light, we will broaden access to robust career exploration and resume-building experiences to every student, providing the staff, space, and programming students need to discern a vocation and put their Wittenberg education to work.

Why It Matters

Discerning a vocation — a phrase that hearkens back to our Lutheran heritage — opens the pathway to a life that is both deeply satisfying and positively transformative to the lives of others. It is the most profound promise of a Wittenberg education.

How We Can Make a Difference

  • Support student-centered staff who are dedicated to students' academic and professional success.
  • Create space for a career and vocation center in Thomas Library that is highly visible and easy for students to access. 
  • Expand successful professional development programming to more students in more majors.
  • Endow funds for study away, internship, and research support, so that more students can build their resumes and find their callings.

Why Right Now

Prospective students are seeking out internship opportunities, majors that lead to careers, and access to professional networks — keys to securing employment upon graduation. The more we can do to support career exploration and professional development, the better the odds that our graduates achieve the return on investment they seek.

We have the know-how to prepare all Wittenberg students to hear their calling. Preparing them all to answer it will truly set us apart.


Additional giving opportunities

If you would like to make a gift to a different fund, you can do so here.

If you would like to mail in your contribution, please send it to: Wittenberg University |  Having Light: The Campaign for Wittenberg University |  PO Box 720  |  Springfield, OH 45501

Questions? Please contact University Advancement at 937.327.7430