Wooster is Newest Member of Selective Liberal Arts Consortium

Group connects employers with students from eight top colleges

January 2, 2018   /  

WOOSTER, Ohio – The College of Wooster is the newest member of the Selective Liberal Arts Consortium, a group that helps top-notch employers recruit talented students with diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and skills from a group of eight highly selective colleges. The other seven member schools are Bates, Bryn Mawr, Colorado College, Grinnell, Haverford, Vassar, and Washington & Lee.

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Don’t call them SLAC(k)ers! These Wooster students, along with about 20 others, will be interviewing with prospective employers in New York City and Washington, D.C., this week.

The consortium, founded in 1987, connects students with a wide range of for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations. Students apply for in-person interviews at two January recruiting days, one in New York City, one in Washington, D.C. They also can participate in two video interview days in February and September.

This week, more than two dozen Wooster seniors will be interviewing in New York and Washington with recruiters from Morningstar, M&T Bank, the Pew Research Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Sullivan & Cromwell, the FCC, the U.S. Department of Justice, and others.

“This is just a terrific opportunity for our students,” said Sarah R. Bolton, Wooster’s president, “and we are so pleased to have been asked to join the consortium.”

The College of Wooster is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate research. Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student’s own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.