Elisa Villanueva Beard '98
CEO Teach For America
“DePauw was the catalyst that unleashed my leadership and passion for working toward educational equity and excellence for every child in our country.”
Jeff Harmening '89
CEO and Chairman of the board, General Mills
"DePauw changed my life. Combining a great liberal arts education with unparalleled experiential learning prepared me to think and lead."
Top 10 Employers of DePauw Graduates
Employers know that a liberal arts degree from DePauw means something important. It means our graduates can be trusted in new settings with difficult tasks. That they can work collaboratively with teams and clients from all backgrounds. And that their results will always go far beyond expectations. That's why some of America's most influential businesses and organizations look to our graduates, year after year:
- Eli Lilly and Company
- West Monroe Partners
- Indiana University Health
- Teach For America
- Northern Trust Corporation
- Procter & Gamble
Employer Perception Survey
We were curious about what employers observe about DePauw graduates, and so we had a survey conducted by Hanover Research.
Employers reported that DePauw graduates or students are somewhat or much better than a typical undergraduate student across a wide range of technical and relational skills:
writing, project management, research, communication, professionalism, critical thinking and problem solving, and teamwork.
U.S. News & World Report
"Employers continue to plead for college graduates to learn such things as communication and problem-solving skills that can come from studying the liberal arts. Surveys show that liberal arts majors lead satisfied lives, and earn salaries that may not be as high as majors in the sciences, but are not too far behind.” - May, 2018
The Future of Jobs
The Future of Jobs report, published in December 2016, finds that "Overall, social skills—such as persuasion, emotional intelligence and teaching others—will be in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills, such as programming or equipment operation and control."