Your alma mater, February 2019

February 15th, 2019 Posted in Your Alma Mater

The modern Rocket is a community-minded problem solver

As the city of Toledo’s University, we take great pride in the focused, supportive spirit of our students and alumni.

Building a future-ready economy requires a workforce with not only a strong educational foundation—but also one that’s able to meet the diverse needs of businesses, community organizations and government agencies.

Last academic year, our students collectively performed nearly 40,000 community-service hours. That time volunteering is in addition to the 380,000 hours given back during a semester through experiential learning such as student teaching, clinicals and unpaid internships in our community.

Whether we’re teaming up with community leaders to address crucial issues such as the opioid epidemic and human trafficking, providing college-readiness support to area schools, taking the arts to underserved areas, or partnering with government agencies to solve environmental problems such as harmful algal blooms, UT has built a rich tradition of collaboration.

In the area of talent development, we’re focused on preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow with cutting-edge academic and experiential learning programs; meanwhile, our LaunchPad incubation program has served more than 250 entrepreneurs and created nearly $30 million in sales revenue and investments in northwest Ohio since its inception in 2014.

I highlight these efforts to paint a picture of the modern graduates from UT: community-minded, innovative problem solvers who are eager to tackle new challenges and uniquely prepared to do so.

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