New Center Sets Focus on Career Success

IDEA Center

Photo by Quincy Woo

In March the university celebrated the launch of a new center designed to help students find their calling – and give them a head start on the competition when they enter the job market. The newly formed IDEA Center combines elements of learning support services, academic planning and career coaching with a healthy dose of real-world experience pre-graduation, the latter thanks to an ever-growing list of corporate partners.

The IDEA Center’s strong connection with the business world was on full display at its ribbon-cutting ceremony March 7, which featured US Digital CEO David Madore as its keynote speaker in addition to info sessions with Tripwire VP of Human Resources Aliza Scott and Autodesk Product Manager Victor Solano. More than a dozen executives and small-business owners were also on hand to network with students.

IDEA is an acronym that encourages students to: Initiate the next steps toward their future goals; Discover the big idea for their life; Engage in their life calling; and Achieve exceptional life outcomes. Visit georgefox.edu/idea for more information.

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