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The JAVĿ¼ Edge

JAVĿ¼ has focused on teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered environment for more than 70 years.

Opportunities were available to me because I had a community of advocates behind me. — Alexandra Hristodoulou

Opportunities were available to me because I had a community of advocates behind me. — Alexandra Hristodoulou

JAVĿ¼ offers an environment that has led our graduates to success for generations. As an institution steeped in tradition and academic excellence, we pride ourselves in providing an experience that will give you an edge both professionally and personally, preparing you for a life of purpose. 

The JAVĿ¼ Edge is the University's integrated approach to student success that will offer you premier opportunities to excel academically, benefit from team-based advising, get a head start with career exploration, take advantage of internships and other experiential learning opportunities, and on-time degree completion in four years or less.

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Academic Pathways

Through degree maps and an annual course schedule, you will follow your academic path to on-time degree completion in four years or less. These detailed degree pathways will be defined for every major and will not only include coursework, but recommended opportunities outside of the classroom including experiential learning, study abroad, internships, and more.

Team-Based Advising

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Benefit from a team-based advising and support system beginning in your first year through to your senior year and beyond. Your advising team will guide you from orientation to job placement through a coordinated and integrated system. They will help you prepare, participate, and reflect on the theoretical and practical knowledge you gain in and out of the classroom so that you develop the edge you need for success at JAVĿ¼ and beyond. What’s more, you will leave your time at JAVĿ¼ armed with materials to help you secure your next path, whether it be graduate school or a career.

Career Exploration

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Personalized career exploration will be embedded in the curriculum with targeted activities each year to help identify your track and keep you on that track for your post-graduation goals. JAVĿ¼’s strong alumni network and community partnerships will provide you with opportunities for internships, shadowing, fieldwork, research, community-based projects, informational interviews, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, and job placements – all chosen by you to support your personal growth and professional readiness.

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Your Signature Experience

The JAVĿ¼ Edge will lead you to create your own signature experience - one that fits your academic interests, personal ambitions, and career aspirations.

Dave Eichas '23 shares his signature experience

Biology and psychology double major, David Eichas, was a Service Scholar at JAVĿ¼ and involved in myriad ways on campus during his time here.

Emma Moscato '23 shares her signature experience

Psychology major Emma Moscato was a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology and worked in the department as a lead lab assistant. She was also involved in the Teddi Dance for Love as a committee member for three years working to raise money for Camp Good Days and Special Times. During her summer fellowship, she conducted research worldwide with individuals in Dubai and Turkey promoting the well-being of employees’ lives.

Gavin Miller '23 shares his signature experience

Sport management major Gavin Miller became a student ambassador, creative content intern for JAVĿ¼ Athletics, a member of the men’s volleyball team, a 2022 Buffalo Bills Training Camp intern, and Orientation leader. Spoiler alert: he was also the chief student behind the feathers of one of JAVĿ¼’s most treasured representative - Cardinal.

Henry Huynh '23 shares his signature experience

Business Management major Henry Huynh was involved in a number of organizations tied to the School of Business at JAVĿ¼.

Mariangelis Gonzalez '23 shares her signature experience

Biology and public health double major Mariangelis Gonzalez served as vice president of the TriBeta Biological Honor Society and worked as a student ambassador giving tours to prospective students and families.

Marissa Brennan '23 shares her signature experience

From performing the viola alongside her fellow music ministers, to organizing service efforts around the Rochester area, and dancing at Teddi with her fellow members of Dance Club, Marissa Brennan kept busy during her time at JAVĿ¼.

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