Wade College Celebrates 60 Years!
WADE COLLEGE IS SMALLER BY DESIGN.
Our college's founder, Miss Wade, knew from experience how important individualized attention was to her own education, and she made it her goal to provide that to her students. This mission has remained the same throughout the college's history.
WE STRIVE TO MAKE OUR CAMPUS FEEL LIKE HOME, A PLACE WHERE ALL OUR STUDENTS KNOW THEY BELONG
Before you start classes, your admissions advisor will connect you with your dedicated student success coach who will guide you through the first year of your studies and beyond.
With small class sizes (approximately 10:1 student to teacher ratio), on-campus and online study halls and tutoring sessions, and an open-door policy for all faculty and administration, we ensure that every student gets the attention that they deserve.
DESIGN YOUR DEGREE TO FIT YOUR LIFE.
Our student success coaches help you plan all facets of your degree. Not sure which major to choose? Talk to us about your career goals and elective options as we guide you to the best fit. Stressed about balancing college, work, and family? We can help you plan your time and choose a manageable course load. Transferring from another college? We'll help you make the most of your prior college credit and get you on track to complete your degree.
OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE YOUR EDUCATION AS ACCESSIBLE AS POSSIBLE.
That's why we offer both day and evening courses via multiple delivery methods including in-person and online with live lectures. And when you are ready to get some industry experience, we can help you receive course credit for eligible internships through our Field Experience classes.
LEARN FROM INDUSTRY-PROFESSIONALS WHO PROVIDE PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON INSTRUCTION.
Our professors have the perfect blend of academic qualifications and years of real-world industry experience. They remain involved in their respective industries and stay up to date of trends. In the classroom, they focus on real-world projects and essential industry skills and standards that students can immediately implement when they enter the workplace.
WE LOVE HEARING ALUMNI SAY THAT THEY USE TOOLS THEY LEARNED AT WADE IN THEIR CAREERS DAILY.
All candidates for graduation complete a Portfolio Design & Presentation course that culminates in a professional portfolio critique, giving students the opportunity to showcase their skills and receive valuable feedback from a panel of external industry experts. Check out our graduate portfolios here and see why our students feel prepared to confidently step from classroom to career.
WE WILL HELP YOU BUILD YOUR CAREER TOOLKIT!
We have spent the past 60 years building relationships with employers in DFW and beyond to help our students achieve professional success. Whether you are just beginning your journey at Wade, preparing to walk the stage at commencement, or ready to level-up your career after graduation, there are so many opportunities to gain experience.
All Wade College students and alumni have access to our exclusive job posting site, which is carefully curated to focus on positions in your chosen field. Our Career and Life Planning course introduces you to these services in your first term and helps you to start building your professional profiles, resume, portfolio, interview skills, and more.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FIELD-RELATED OPPORTUNITIES THAT REINFORCE THE REAL-WORLD KNOWLEDGE YOU'RE DEVELOPING IN THE CLASSROOM.
Our students who participate in part-time/full-time jobs, internships, market week positions, and volunteer opportunities find that gaining this experience and networking helps reveal the path to their dream job!
WADE COLLEGE STUDENTS KNOW HOW TO BALANCE WORKING HARD WITH HAVING FUN!
From participating in school-hosted events to exploring all the art and culture that the DFW area has to offer, there is no shortage of ways to spend your free time while studying here. We encourage all our students to take part in Wade College Student Association (WCSA) events. Each term, the WCSA plans a robust calendar of guest speakers, field trips, workshops, design competitions, and more. Throughout the year, WCSA members give back to the community through a variety of philanthropic endeavors.
WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO HAVE A STRONG PEER SUPPORT GROUP IN COLLEGE.
From orientation, we are all about making connections with your classmates. Our campus and our students are creative, welcoming, and inclusive. Wade's strength as an institution is found in our unique, diverse students who inspire and support each other as they pursue their collective goal of transforming passions into careers.
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