News from the Aurora University community

AU team takes first in national market research competition

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A team of four Aurora University business and marketing students won GfK’s fifth annual Next Generation Market Research Competition. The team was recognized for its accomplishment earlier this month at the firm’s downtown Chicago office.

School of Social Work receives highest Licensed Social Work exam pass rates in AU history

Aurora University students who took the Licensed Social Work (LSW) exam this spring averaged an 80 percent overall passing rate, according to the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), which oversees the exam.

MBA program advances alumna’s career

Alex Engelhardt, MBA ‘14, always had the goal of continuing her education. After completing her MBA, Engelhardt was promoted to Superintendent of Recreation at Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, where she implements knowledge and skills she learned from her time at AU.

Prepare for your job search this spring break

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Did you know, 70 percent of internships lead to full-time jobs? Gaining work experience is becoming an essential for college students, and spring break is the perfect time to start preparing and searching for summer internships and part-time jobs.

AU athletic training program ranks first in Board of Certification pass rates in Illinois

Athletic training is one of many fields that require a level of testing or certification before graduates can officially begin their careers. And AU students have proven that they are ready to move into the professional world by ranking first in the state in Board of Certification (BOC) Pass Rates over the past three years.