Career Pathways Initiative

Careers First at Voorhees University

The Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) is an exciting opportunity that builds upon Voorhees University’s mantra: Begin. Believe. Become. Students at Voorhees University Begin their journey to unlimited careers starting in the first year of college. We Believe our students can go anywhere they desire. Through strategized curriculum enhancements and co-curricular engagement, from freshman through senior year, our guided career pathways provide the career keys and professional competencies necessary for students to be successful in college leading to unlimited career choices. Our ultimate goal is for each student to graduate and Become the world’s next greatest professionals.

The Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Program

The Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Program is a consortium of three core Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in South Carolina: Voorhees University, Claflin University, and Benedict College. Funded by UNCF and the Lilly Endowment, Incorporated Lilly Endowment, Incorporated. The Carolina Cluster is determined to change the status quo model of preparing students for success by helping students complete their degrees with valuable workforce competencies.

Experiential Learning

At Voorhees University, Service Learning is a process of involving students in community service activities combined with facilitated means for applying the experience to their academic and personal development. It is a form of experiential education aimed at enhancing and enriching student learning in course material. When compared to other forms of experiential learning like internships and cooperative education, it is similar in that it is student-centered, hands-on and directly applicable to the curriculum.

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