Students seek real-world experience

CAREER-MINDED: Vance Morgan, center, professor of philosophy and director of Providence College’s Development of Western Civilization program, speaks with PC students Tessa Rutledge and Walter Manning. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE/ KEVIN TRIMMER
CAREER-MINDED: Vance Morgan, center, professor of philosophy and director of Providence College’s Development of Western Civilization program, speaks with PC students Tessa Rutledge and Walter Manning. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE/ KEVIN TRIMMER
Supplementing a liberal arts education with “real-world experience” is the carrot career-center directors and admissions staff at Rhode Island’s colleges and universities increasingly dangle when marketing their schools to incoming freshmen. “It’s the No. 1 thing students ask about from day one when they’re talking to me,” said Andrew Simmons, Brown University’s director of the…

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