Universities responsible for preparing students for careers, according to Philadelphia University president

Stephen Spinelli Jr. says universities are responsible for preparing students for their careers.
Stephen Spinelli Jr. says universities are responsible for preparing students for their careers. | Courtesy of Shutterstock
In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Stephen Spinelli Jr., president at Philadelphia University, stressed that in order to generate value for students of today, universities are responsible for their preparation when it comes to adapting to the dynamic work environments they will face when entering their chosen career paths.

According to Spinelli, Philadelphia University identified that the enhanced approached was needed about 10 years ago.

“We knew that for today’s and tomorrow’s college students to be successful, we had to disrupt the traditional, outmoded ways in which people learn,” he said. “We have developed a transdisciplinary approach called Nexus Learning. It empowers students to work together across different disciplines, form teams with other students and faculty, engage with companies, help identify real-world problems and come up with innovative solutions that create value. It is one of the reasons our graduates can boast a 95 percent job and graduate school placement rate.”

The university has plans to form a new higher education model through its Combination Agreement with Thomas Jefferson University. The agreement will allow the two universities to become one comprehensive university with professional education as its primary focus to prepare students for careers.

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