Delaware Valley College's Employment Program, an experience-based graduation requirement, fosters the integration of theory and practice throughout the educational continuum, and helps students network with professionals in their fields of study. The Employment Program empowers students by equipping them with the skills and abilities necessary for success as they transition from college to career.
Because of the college's commitment to career-oriented education, students graduate with a level of skill and experience that far exceeds that of the average entry-level candidate. Delaware Valley College is one of only 3% of colleges nationwide with a mandatory experiential-learning requirement, making it one of the most important and unique aspects of the DelVal educational experience.
Each summer, participating faculty and professional staff conduct site visitations in which they visit students who are working toward the completion of Employment Program requirements. This process enables faculty to stay current with and connected to professionals working within their fields.
The Employment Program is administered through the Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) in conjunction with the various Department Chairpersons. Materials are submitted to the CSPD until all requirements are met, then the completed Employment Program file is sent to the student's major department to be graded.