What's Campus Life Like?

How will DeSales prepare me for life AFTER college?

All the work, the papers, the tests, the late nights, the exhaustion, the searching, the successes … it’s all worth it when you are fully prepared for what comes next. Whether attending graduate school or jumping right into your career, you will have a top-notch academic experience, a commanding résumé, strong communications and leadership skills, and an arsenal of tools for the next phase of your life. DeSales delivers on its promise to prepare you for a fulfilling professional and personal life. 

Co-curricular transcripts 

At DeSales, we want you to learn not only about your major, but about yourself and your place in the world, too. The co-curricular transcript is a comprehensive record of a your leadership experiences and campus involvement while @DeSales. It is a supplement to your academic transcript.

The DeSales Experience

The DeSales Experience is a co-curricular program that combines several university programs, career services and academic classes to ink character formation, service, and leadership with your academic pursuits. The DeSales Experience will help you become a leader and ethical citizen in the Salesian tradition. It to create 

When you complete the DeSales Experience will be recognized with a certificate at a ceremony with faculty and staff, and it will be listed on your co-curricular transcript.  

Career Services

In conjunction with academic advising, career services provides students with proven strategic help so they can showcase themselves and stand out from the crowd. We start early helping you make the right major and career choices and helping you assess your goals. Job shadowing successful alumni and area business or medical leaders, learning to network, learning to interview, and preparing the perfect resume are all part of the process.

Our students are prepared to thrive after graduation. Alumni who have graduated in the last 5 years have found meaningful jobs across the country, including working at:

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • ParenteBeard LLC
  • B Braun Medical
  • Walt Disney World
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Kraft Food
  • Lancaster Laboratories
  • Merrill Lynch & Co.
  • Delaware Children’s Museum
  • Allendance
  • Dynamic Physical Therapy
  • ESPN
  • Guadalupe Family Services
  • Rodale, Inc.

Internships

We encourage students to take part in internships early and often. Many DeSales students participate in an average of four internships before they graduate. You might see DSU students riding alongside law enforcement and investigating crimes, managing an advertising campaign, working for a judge or senator, or interning at a “Big 4” accounting firm. 

Senior Success Series

But even after all those learning experiences, getting a job and graduating are still a little scary. The Senior Success Series helps students transition to the professional world by giving hands-on lessons in major areas that cause soon-to-be-graduates anxiety like interviewing, finances, networking, how to accept job offers, and analyzing benefits packages and tax forms, and so much more.

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