At Rollins College, preparing our graduates for personal and professional success is at the heart of everything we do. Here, in small, discussion-based classes, students are mentored and challenged by expert faculty every day, helping them unlock their unique potential to make the world brighter, smarter, and more enterprising. Our graduates emerge as global citizens and responsible leaders empowered to lead meaningful lives and forge productive careers.
A recent national survey of business and nonprofit leaders revealed that an overwhelming majority of today’s employers demand exactly the kind of skills and expertise Rollins students develop through our interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum.
74% of business and nonprofit leaders say they would recommend a 21st century liberal education to a young person they know in order to prepare for long-term professional success in today’s global economy.
93% of employers agree that a candidates’ demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major.
80% of employers agree that all students should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.
95% of those surveyed also say it is important that those they hire demonstrate ethical judgment and integrity; intercultural skills; and the capacity for continued new learning.
Source: It Takes More than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities
A Rollins education puts our graduates on a path to long-term success. After all, more than one third of Fortune 1000 CEOs own a liberal arts degree. While our graduates enjoy long-run leadership, Tars also experience success right out of the gate. To see how Tars are faring after graduation, Rollins’ Center for Career & Life Planning reached out to the Class of 2015 to determine their first post-Rollins destination.
75% of graduates engaged in the workforce, grad school, or volunteer service 12 months after graduation
81% of graduates engaged in the workforce, grad school, or volunteer service 18 months after graduation
88% of graduates who participated in internships who are engaged in the workforce, grad school, or volunteer service 18 months after graduation.
The survey had an 87% response rate.
Rollins’ innovative liberal education equips students with the expertise to succeed as the world evolves. As a result, our graduates’ prospects are as limitless as their ambition.
Our grads are helping make tomorrow happen at some of the world’s most prominent organizations.
Our grads are pursuing advanced degrees at some of the most prestigious universities in the world.
How does Rollins prepare students to lead meaningful lives and forge productive careers? Ask some of our recent graduates.
Rollins graduates are prepared to lead anywhere in the world, but thanks to Orlando’s status as one of the nation’s best cities for college grads, they don’t have far to look for opportunity.
From artists to executives and athletes to entrepreneurs, our alumni have made a powerful on communities around the world for generations.
From internships and interviewing to job fairs and career development courses, Rollins’ Center for Career & Life Planning provides Tars with everything they need for post-graduate success.
1,100 Average number of internships posted to career services portal each year
3,600 Average number of jobs posted to career services portal each year
50 Average number of employers at annual on-campus Career Fair
Find out how these Rollins grads are putting their education to work in the world.