Careers founded here: W&J receives national recognition for career development
WASHINGTON, PA (June 30, 2022)—Washington & Jefferson College has been recognized for its exemplary commitment to career development by Colleges of Distinction (COD)—a national organization that recognizes distinguished institutions for student engagement, teaching, community, and outcomes.
Futures founded here: four senior accounting students accept job offers from major firms
WASHINGTON, PA (April 25, 2022)—After years of courses on calculations, five W&J economics and accounting students think they’ve solved the equation for post-graduate success.
W&J psychology senior gets hands on experience with Focus Behavioral Health
Brianna Bray ’22 is pursuing her dreams as a direct support specialist with Focus Behavioral Health, working with adults and teenagers with autism and intellectual disabilities.
Class of 2021 shares their post-graduation plans
As we draw nearer to W&J’s 222nd Commencement ceremony, the Class of 2021 are sharing their plans with the Center for Professional and Career Pathways.
W&J junior pens and publishes children’s book during quarantine
WASHINGTON, PA (May 10, 2021)-In the early days of quarantine in 2020 Jacqueline Mannina ’22 noticed that her then-10-year-old sister, Gianna, was having trouble adjusting to a new way of life. The Washington & Jefferson College English major and education minor also read news reports about children all over the world having difficulties with the…
W&J senior accepted to seven top biostatistics programs across nation
WASHINGTON, PA (April 28, 2021)-Elisa Yazdani ’21 didn’t expect to be in this situation when she began her Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) experience. Elisa entered the College intending to become a physician but influenced by her chemistry and psychology double major and mathematics minor, she found a new passion for biostatistics. With multiple research…
W&J student receives national Hispanic honor society award
WASHINGTON, PA (April 13, 2021)-Washington & Jefferson College junior Clara Sherwood is one of just four undergraduate students in the nation to receive a study abroad award from the Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Clara plans to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain during Fall 2021 to complement her designed major, Music &…
W&J Students Offer Tax Help to Community Through Volunteer Program
WASHINGTON, PA (April 7, 2021)-As Tax Day approaches, Washington & Jefferson College students are here to help Washington, Pa., community members file for free. For the past two years, Instructor of Accounting Dana Allen, C.P.A., M.S.T. has led a course for students to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program with Washington non-profit…
Tasha Mwanakalando ’20 forges path toward career in human rights sector
Photo taken by Madison Vaughan ’19 of Vaughan Photography. WASHINGTON, PA (March 16, 2021)-Tasha Mwanakalando ’20 is used to carving her own path. When the first-generation college student suddenly was faced with online classes during her last semester at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) and entering the workforce amidst a global pandemic, she adapted, just…
W&J senior works with prominent pain medicine specialist on spinal research
WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 24, 2021)-You could say Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is in Jared Heller’s DNA. The senior neuroscience major is the son of two W&J alumni, and the brother of 2018 grad Ethan. The W&J experience has been a part of Jared’s life from the very beginning, but it’s the relationships he’s formed here with faculty and through W&J’s unique…