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What will you get from your Catawba College education? Transformative ideas about yourself and your life’s work. Relevant career preparation. And the confidence that comes from being part of a supportive community where give-and-take is a way of life.

We do career inspiration.

At Catawba College, we will inspire you to discover your passions and professional direction through faculty mentoring and career services  opportunities that begin your freshman year.

We do epic experiences, so you can do you.

Catawba offers an enormous range of transformative internships, research and creative opportunities, service learning, and study abroad options, so you can discover what you love (or not so much!) and create a fulfilling life. 

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Experiential and Internship Opportunities


Catawba College will empower you to transform your idea of what’s possible for your life. Intern at Disney World — or a Big Four accounting firm. Get a scholarship to take a travel class to Cuba, Israel, Poland, and other locales or study abroad in your country of choice. Win a regional research competition. Volunteer as a future healthcare professional in Peru or serve in Salisbury. Catawba gives you the chance to experience the world, so you are ready to work in the real world after you graduate!

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Approximately 22% of young Catawba alumni are pursing continuing educational opportunities. Catawba graduates have been accepted at graduate and professional schools at Duke University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Edinburgh, among many others.



Catawba offers 70-plus fields of study, including pre-professional programs in Pre-Health (Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and other allied health fields), Pre-Law, and Pre-Med.



Benefits & Services for Catawba Alumni

Once a Catawban, always a Catawban! Whether connecting through the alumni magazine, attending Homecoming, or using Catawba’s Career Services resources, you are a member of the Catawba family for life.

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Notable Alumni

Jasika Nicole Pruitt ‘02

Actress and Illustrator

William L. Swing '56

Director General of the International Organization for Migration; Diplomat and Former United States Ambassador

Bob Rathbun '76

Sports Television Announcer, Professional Motivational Speaker and Author

Tara Larosa '00

American Mixed Martial Artist and Grappler

Dennis Reed '06

Singer, Songwriter, Community Leader Activist, Founder of Inspire the Fire