For every dollar donated to The Bonaventure Fund, 26 cents is directly routed to Student Services & Program Enhancement. Our responsibility to students reaches beyond the classroom, and we are committed to creating a richer, more rewarding experience for them both during and after their Bonaventure years.
The Career and Professional Readiness Center gives St. Bonaventure students a competitive edge
The economic forecast for today's college graduates is bleak. Many of them, after all their education, are not as "employable" as they should be.
Human resources professionals have expressed such concerns for years. Respondents to a 2010 poll by York College indicated overwhelmingly (97.6%) that it is a college's responsibility to be accountable for preparing students to have the skills necessary for employment.
Through your partnership and support, St. Bonaventure has listened and taken action.
The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) focuses on giving our graduates the competitive edge they need to be successful. Once students set foot on the SBU campus, they are immediately engaged in the CPRC. Through a curriculum-based approach, students are put on established pathways leading to the successful transition from school to a career.
St. Bonaventure is committed to bridging the gap between higher education and business. One of the tools the CPRC has implemented is a Professional Development Action Plan. This serves as a passport to career and professional readiness as it records achievements throughout a student's academic career. It is as close to a guarantee of success as can be offered.
Your support of The Bonaventure Fund helps our graduates stand out as the exceptions to a troubling trend, and makes all of our exciting and distinctive programs possible.
BY THE NUMBERS, here's how CPRC made a difference over the past year:
||individual career counseling sessions at CPRC
||Job opportunities made available through CPRC's College Central Network
||Internship opportunities made available through College Central Network
||Student engagements through Professional Development Action Plan programming, including practice interviews, networking events, social media trainings, resume tutorials, and professionalism in the workplace programs
||Student participants in the inaugural Internship Summit
Opportunities at SBU
- Community service activities are coordinated by University Ministries and the Franciscan Center for Social Concern. Students not only are made aware of service opportunities, but participate in pre- and post-service reflection programs that reinforce the value of their experiences.
- Co-curricular programs such as The Bona Venture (weekly campus newspaper), campus radio station "The Buzz" (consistently voted one of the top college radio stations in the nation), and Students in Money Management are complemented by organizations such as Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, and Students for the Mountain, which engages the campus in spiritual activities at the Franciscan Mountain Retreat, Mt. Irenaeus.
- The Thisness Project, along with the Enough is Enough Campaign, assembled an 8-foot-tall wooden puzzle in April 2012 to celebrate the uniqueness and unity of the St. Bonaventure University community.
- The Damietta Center, our multicultural center, cultivates a campuswide environment for cross-cultural interaction, and celebrates the diversity of our students, faculty, staff, and administration.
- SBU Athletics continues to be an important part of a well-rounded St. Bonaventure education. Student-athletes at SBU regularly achieve at high levels in the classroom and in their sports.
- For three straight years, Journalism and Mass Communication majors captured the annual Buffalo Broadcasters Association's Tim Russert Medal of Merit: Shannon Shepherd, '12; Lauren Adams, '11; Amanda Clavarri, '10.
- SBU's Oxford program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, having hosted 700 attendees since its inception.
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