Meredith's location is one of its primary benefits for students. With both downtown Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park nearby, your student benefits from numerous opportunities for research, internships and career development—opportunities that are enhanced by our size and strong alumnae network.
Because Meredith's student/faculty ratio is 11:1 and our average class size is just 17, our faculty get to know your student in a different way than at other, larger universities and colleges. This makes it possible for them to identify internship opportunities that fit your student’s unique skills and interests, write strong letters of recommendation, and work with her on in-depth undergraduate research. Last year, more than 140 such projects were conducted by teams of faculty and students.
Your student also benefits from an engaged alumnae network made up of graduates who are passionate about their Meredith experience and want to help other Meredith women succeed.
Lenovo, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, SAS, Novartis and Novozymes are recent examples of local corporations where Meredith students have completed internships. Other students intern in Wake County, one of the nation's leading school systems. Meredith students have also gained work experience with government agencies and non-profits such as Homeland Security Investigation (formerly ICE - US Immigration and Customs Enforcement), NC Museum of History, Wake County Public Affairs Office and the USDA. The office of Academic & Career Planning hosts networking events each year that help students meet professionals in a wide variety of fields—Meredith alumnae are active participants in such events.
Raleigh consistently ranks among the best places to live and start a career. In 2011, Raleigh was named "America’s Best City," the second best place nationally for young professionals and the number one best place for business and careers.
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