EduCo in the United States, International Education, Seattle Pacific University

SPU ideally situated for future career opportunities

Seattle Pacific University (SPU), EduCo’s 17th international education partner and 5th in the United States, is located in bustling Seattle which is considered by Forbes and the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best cities for business and careers, a thriving technology hub and one of the best cities for young professionals.

As a premier university, SPU’s centuries-old tradition of academic excellence goes back to 1891. It is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest to make it to the 2019 National Universities list by the U.S. News & World Report. It has a student population of 3,800 with a low student-teacher ratio of 13:1.

The university campus is located in the quiet Queen Anne residential neighbourhood, just 10 minutes away from Seattle’s central business district.  It offers 69 undergraduate and 29 graduate degree programs for international students and guarantees that they will receive expert faculty instruction in a wide variety of fields.

Under the leadership of SPU President Dan Martin, the university has implemented its strategic direction in line with its vision to engage the culture and change the world through academic excellence, transformative and holistic student experience and capacity development and effectiveness, among others.

As a highly-ranked institution, the university offers vibrant, engaging and effective programs through cross-disciplinary and co-curricular discussions on local, national, and global issues. It further produces quality graduates that can be fielded out into various workplaces in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest,

Strategically located in Seattle

Seattle Pacific University is strategically located in Seattle, being just a few minutes away from the bustling city centre. Over 50 engineering centres are operating in greater Seattle which are critical to attracting global talent in areas such as data analytics, big data, hardware and networking software, aerospace, e-commerce, finance, gaming, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and consumer internet.

Some of the companies operating engineering centres in Seattle include Alibaba, Apple, Adobe, CaitalOne, Cisco, Climate Corp (Monsanto), Cloud Strike, Dropbox, eBay, Facebook, GoDaddy, Google, HBO, Honeywell, HP, HTC, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Intel, Magic Leaf, McGraw Hill Education, Mitsubishi Aircraft, Motorola Solutions, NBC News, Novo Nordik, Oracle, Pinterest, Pixar, Salesforce, SAP, Sarcos, Sears, Snapchat, SpaceX, Ticketmaster, Twitter, Uber and Walt Disney.

# 57 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs 2019

EduCo’s partnership with Seattle Pacific University reinforces the company’s global student recruitment strategy in focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degree programs for international students and giving them more options for study abroad. The university has been ranked # 57 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the 2019 Best Colleges List of the U.S. News & World Report.

Engineering majors include bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering: Appropriate & Sustainable Engineering, General Engineering: Mechanical Engineering Focus, General Engineering: No Concentration, and Mechanical Engineering. Along with their choice of a major concentration, students also have the option to minor in computer, electrical and general engineering programs.

For information on intake schedules, degree programs, fees, scholarships, IELTS and other requirements, education agents and international students may check out the EduCo Course Finder or email marketingservices@educoglobal.com.

Applications for enrolment ongoing

Seattle Pacific University is still accepting applications for Fall 2019 for undergraduate degree programs until 1 July.

SPU’s School of Business, Government and Economics (SBGE), meanwhile, will be accepting applications until 1 June only. SBGE offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Majors for the undergraduate programs include six fields: (1) Accounting, (2) Business Administration, (3) Economics, (4) Global Development Studies, (5) Political Science and (6) Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

For the graduate programs, the SBGE offers Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Data Analytics in Business (MS-DAB), Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) and other Master of Arts in Management options such as Human Resources, Cybersecurity and Faith and Business.

Best career opportunities

In 2017, the city was listed by the U.S. News & World Report as the #1 Best Place to Live and cited by Forbes as the #1 Fastest Growing Tech Hub in the United States and #1 Best City for Young Professionals. In 2018, Forbes ranked Seattle as #1 Best City for Business and Careers.

Seattle Pacific University has been working to foster academic rigour as well as global and intercultural competency to prepare students for today’s complex society. This is in line with its aim of strengthening co-curricular learning experiences by integrating academics, student life and university ministries to help students effectively transition to post-college life especially at a time when traditional jobs are dispensable and graduates need the soft skills, resilience and moral compass to make a mark in the workplace.

The university has established a good relationship with the business community which in turn guarantees its students with lots of internship opportunities in companies like Microsoft, Boeing, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Mariners, KING TV, Empty Space Theatre, Seattle Opera and The Children’s Project, among others. In keeping with SPU’s vision, the university is “committed to facilitating active participation in helping to address the needs of the city of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest region, and the world.” For instance, SPU’s Physics Department contributed to research about the effective teaching methods and learning approaches to science among the youth, funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, with the findings branching out into many classrooms and school districts, benefiting elementary, middle, and high school students in the city.

Because of this advantage, the university provides students with lots of opportunities to learn the skills needed to thrive in the global workplace and gain valuable work experience.