Increase Access and Retention
We are a nonprofit organization powered by Strada Education Network℠ with a goal to partner with companies and universities to offer part-time contact center jobs to students on college campuses. In turn, students have the opportunity to earn a competitive wage and up to $5,250 a year in tax-free tuition assistance.
We know our students are the greatest resource at EAW and we ensure students are making meaning of their experience by aligning our learning outcomes with the Council for Academic Standards and the National Association of Colleges and Employers. We are a bridge-building position – one that propels students to bigger and better opportunities after obtaining a degree.
For every 240 jobs created on a college campus by Education at Work, the possibility of $2.1 million of new annual wages and $700,000 of new annual tuition assistance is generated to help students access and complete their education.
Studies suggest retention initiatives designed to manage student enrollment are three to five times more cost effective than recruitment efforts. Through partnership we are able to help universities:
- Reduce the burden of transportation to and from work. Through an on-campus center, students are able balance the distance between work and class.
- Increase the likelihood of students taking advantage of campus resources, including dining services, tutoring services, campus events, and faculty office hours.
- Create an opportunity to engage off-campus, first-generation, transfer, and other hard to reach student populations with a peer network of students going through similar experiences.
- Identify at-risk students early, and positively move the retention dial.