The University of Arizona’s core educational philosophy focuses on much more than what takes place inside the classroom. We believe serving the whole student – mind, body and experience – through world-class services, amplifies educational opportunity and success to propel our graduates into careers that make a measurable difference in our community, and in our world.
Our 100% Engagement campaign has proven that access to opportunities like internships, collaborative research projects and studying abroad, where students can learn and apply communication, problem solving, critical thinking and project management skills, creates a new level of workforce readiness.
And our record speaks for itself – Wildcats graduate with the experience top employers and grad schools seek. How do we know? They told us. Our recent employer satisfaction survey touted nearly 90% of employers who rate UA grads as exceeding the quality of their peers and 92% of employers who say UA grads possess the skills needed to succeed on the job. This is 70% higher than the national average of 22%.
To keep this track record, we must adapt to advancements in student learning. Students don’t learn or study the way they did five, 10 or 50 years ago. This project applies lessons from companies like Google and Nike, who have facilitated success and achievement through thoughtful visioning of their physical spaces. By connecting students to a central hub of academic resources, recreation, technology and adaptable learning spaces, we can drive a culture of student success to an even greater set of outcomes around retention, graduation – and set a new national standard for student excellence.
Our goal is for Wildcats to continue to be known as individuals readymade to seize any venture they imagine, and to tackle any obstacle the world lays before them.