Now We Must: Career Readiness

This campaign is part of Now We Must: The Campaign for DePaul's Students, a year-long effort to raise funds for student support for areas including scholarship, emergency support, technology & access, and mental health & wellness.

Now We Strive

March 16, 2021

Support for our Career Readiness and Experience Fund allows students to learn on the job without worrying if they will be able to make ends meet. Your support of this fund can make a pivotal difference as our students build their future.

Career Readiness & Experience Fund by the Numbers


According to data from job site Glassdoor, as many as half of internship opportunities were cut due to coronavirus. Between March 9 and April 13, 2020, Glassdoor saw a 52% decrease in internship openings. When comparing April 2019 to April 2020, internship hiring had fallen by 39%.


For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, we distributed almost $110,000 to 80 students engaged in unpaid internships. But the demand is much higher.


Sixty-three percent of college graduates who completed a paid internship received a job offer, compared to 35% who never interned.

Your gift provides DePaul students with experiences and connections that can change their lives, perspectives and chances of success. By helping students build their career readiness and their professional network, you are providing a foundation for them to define their purpose and achieve their own success.

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