Center for Life's Work

Support at every turn

A host of resources and people to support you, including your personal career coach — who helps you plan and integrate your academics, skills, and experiences with your passions.

Meet Jessy Dwyer

B.S. accounting with minors in finance and economics

Jessy's Journey

Jessy is not afraid of hard work. Time after time in his years at Nazareth, he pushed himself outside of his comfort zone, at times surprising even himself. As a participant in the Young Scholars program for high-achieving students from urban schools, he enrolled in Nazareth eager to learn and ready for a challenge — and found it in internships and leadership experiences that shaped his professional ambitions and broadened his view of his options.

Post-Grad Plans
Dream Career
Jessy Dwyer
"You learn to network and networking can get you far in life. It's opened up doors for me."



Our door-opening grant program provides a $1,500 SPARK Grant for every new student to pursue a career-sparking experience such as an internship, study abroad, or research, plus a tuition scholarship if it's a for-credit summer SPARK experience, bringing the total SPARK support to more than $4,000. See what Nazareth students are doing with SPARK funds »

Meet Alyssa Henry

B.A. community youth development and B.S./M.S. occupational therapy

Alyssa Henry
"Here I learn from doing. What I learn in the classroom transforms into real-life experiences. From internships to service, my learning is deepened through engaging with the Rochester community and beyond."

Alyssa's Journey

With an inquisitive mind and a tirelessly open nature, Alyssa began at Nazareth as an undeclared student and quickly dove into the new experiences college offers. "Service opportunities and internships helped shape my direction," she says. Her many experiences inspired her choice in majors and plans for a master's degree.

Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
Study Abroad
Dream Career
Cameron Perez

Meet Cameron Perez

Her career coach helped her achieve a goal she had her heart set on, despite challenges, and helped connect her to an internship funded by a Nazareth SPARK Grant, which led to a grad school goal.

Cameron's story


Choose from short-term and long-term programs in over 30 countries.

Study abroad

Medialle Hall

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Sign up for an on-campus visit to experience the positive vibe and momentum of Naz for yourself. 

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Within six months of graduation, 98% of Nazareth alums are either employed or in grad school.

Student outcomes