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Hofstra University - Pride & Purpose

What we mean when we say “Hofstra University, Pride and Purpose”

Experience is Another Teacher

Real-world experience—such as an internship, a study abroad program, a fellowship, a co-op program or field research with a distinguished professor—is a critical part of your preparation for life after college. National studies show that employers look very favorably on college graduates who have internships as part of their undergraduate experience. Approximately 75 percent of our students have had at least one, and very often more than one, internship. And 99 percent of our 2014-15 graduates are either working, or in graduate school.

Being less than an hour from New York City means our students have access to internships at global giants in every industry – media, finance, theater and publishing, to name only a few. Hofstra students regularly secure internships at major television and radio networks, Wall Street firms, and in Washington, D.C. And the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science continues to expand its roster of partnerships with top-tier technology firms. Qualified students work on salary for a 6- to 8-month period, which gives them professional experience before they graduate and may lead to full-time job offers from the cooperating companies.

On-campus, students benefit from experiential learning thanks to approxiamtely 200 pre-professional, social and academic clubs; leadership experiences in both academic and student-driven organizations; state-of-the-art facilities such as the WRHU studio and NewsHub; the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, equipped with 34 professional terminals; the Hofstra University Museum; and our six theaters. Hofstra also recognizes the value of bringing experiential learning opportunities to campus, most notably by hosting three U.S. presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016), as well as the New York state gubernatorial debate in 2010. The University strives to promote civic engagement among our students, to give them opportunities to learn about issues, policies and the candidates, and to encourage them to participate in the political process.

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Hofstra University - Pride & Purpose