To know more. Do more. And be more. Because here we dare.
We believe the sharpest minds are well-rounded. Educating mind, body and spirit is not multiple choice—it's the Jesuit way. At Seattle University, we dare to become greater than the sum of our parts, to impact locally and shape our global environment. From the heart of Seattle and its innovative and forward-thinking culture, we dare to know more, do more and be more.
SPEAK LOUDER THAN ACTIONS
For Hollis Wong-Wear, spoken word was more of an interest and less of a career path. But one of her professors recognized her talent and encouraged her to explore outside her comfort zone. Hollis made an impression within the Seattle hip hop and rap scenes—most notably with recording artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Their collaboration on The Heist resonated with audiences so loudly that the album won several Grammy awards.
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FINDING THE CODE TO SUCCESS
As Iliana Sach found out, the connections at Seattle U extend beyond LinkedIn requests and networking socials. During her final year project, she applied her software engineering education to a real-world scenario: developing a website for REI. Along the way, her professor introduced her to company executives who provided invaluable insight into the day-to-day of running a business. This experience helped her get in the door—and ultimately land a job—with Amazon.com.
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY THAT’S SURPRISINGLY HUMAN
Walk into the first day of Dr. Madhu Rao’s Information Systems class and you’ll already see students hard at work. But the worksheets they’re completing aren’t on coding or algorithms. They’re filled with questions about their names, majors and some fun facts about themselves—think of it as homework for Madhu. And in the next few days, he’ll have them all memorized as he works alongside students, teaching them by discovery and through real-life experiences.
Learning by Serving Others
Teaching is one of the best ways to learn. Our Seattle University Youth Initiative partnered with Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and the school achieved the highest academic growth rate of any public school in Seattle. SU students teach preschoolers to Read Out Loud Early (ROLE). They’re working with the Refugee Women’s Alliance and Community Lunch on Capitol Hill. Because we believe when students see the difference they make, it makes all the difference.