Denison University Launches New Downtown Hub for Professional Development
Leading liberal arts university introduces Denison Edge in Columbus to equip students and
professionals with stackable skills and certifications that cater to the needs of today’s job market
(Columbus, Ohio) January 27, 2022 – Today, Denison University in Granville, announced the opening of its Denison Edge office in downtown Columbus. An extension of Denison’s Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Denison Edge provides hands-on training and professional development opportunities from industry experts to help liberal arts students, recent graduates and professionals refine and add skill sets, direction and knowledge needed to succeed in their career journey. This facility marks an important milestone for Denison Edge as it has expanded programming to the greater Columbus community.
Headquartered in a top city for new college graduates, Denison Edge offers a variety of career-forward programs that focus on closing skills gaps. These include stackable and industry-recognized credentials, such as marketing, finance, supply chain, sales and analytics, as well as courses to help develop leadership and problem-solving expertise. Denison Edge programs also provide students with guidance to apply their liberal arts education, life experiences and passions to their career path.
“Too often, we force students to make a false choice between a life shaping liberal arts education and a pre-professional education that gives them important early career skills,” said Adam Weinberg, president of Denison University. “Denison Edge is on the forefront of where higher education is headed. We are providing liberal arts students with the practical, hands-on programs that helps them identify their career passions and launch quickly and successfully into their careers and lives.”
Denison Edge programs are led by industry experts and are open to current Denison University students and alumni, students from other universities across the country, and new and experienced professionals. Programming varies by lengths and requirements, offering in-person and virtual formats that cater to different scheduling needs.
“There’s a unique opportunity with Denison Edge that allows students to gain critical skills before entering the workforce and during their early career pivots,” said Denison Edge Director, Eric Lloyd. “Denison Edge programs enable students and professionals to attain a valuable set of competencies. We provide relevant, timely and flexible programs that set them up for success in the business world. Ultimately, it’s the place where higher education and industry come together to solve current challenges by closing skills gaps.”
Columbus is one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the United States, with a stable of Fortune 500 companies, as well as an influx of startups bringing promising career opportunities to the region. Denison Edge leverages the thriving business community and taps into employer needs to create a strong bridge between classroom and career.
ABOUT DENISON EDGE
Denison Edge is an initiative of the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Denison University’s award-winning, on-campus career center. Located in downtown Columbus, Denison Edge works with industry professionals and recruiters to offer curated programming that helps liberal arts students and graduates transition from classroom to career and working professionals fill their skills gap. For more information, visit edge.denison.edu and connect with Denison Edge on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
ABOUT DENISON UNIVERSITY
Denison University is a private liberal arts college located in Granville, OH. Founded in 1831, the institution is one of the earliest colleges established in the former Northwest Territory. Denison University’s mission is to inspire and educate students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents and active citizens of a democratic society. Denison University currently has more than two thousand undergraduate students and a nine to one student and faculty ratio, which allows for close supervision of independent research and collaborative work in small groups and classes. The school offers different degree programs, including bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of science. Denison University also has more than 160 organizations and more than 40 club and intramural sports, catered to students’ different interests.
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