Philadelphia University and its students are always at the forefront of innovation. The University’s annual event Nexus Maximus is no exception, allowing for collaboration between PhilaU students of various majors and students from other universities both within and outside of the United States. Once again sponsored by Johnson and Johnson, the 2016 Nexus Maximus challenge focused on resolving issues under the umbrella of personal health.
Animation, Interactive, and UX majors alike have much to offer collaborative, industry-sponsored Nexus Learning projects like this. Students bring their expertise in producing 3D models of prototypes and designing interactive media, from apps to product interfaces. They work with students from a variety of other majors, allowing them to share and gain knowledge in different fields that can be brought into future projects, during school and beyond into the workforce. They meet students outside of Philadelphia University who become part of their professional network, along with industry professionals from sponsor companies like Johnson and Johnson. These aspects all combine to create an enticing resume for graduates.
Indeed, a recent article from The Huffington Post explains how this cutting-edge method of educating and training students for the world after college has led to a high employment rate among PhilaU graduates. The article also features an interview with D.R. Widder, Vice President for Innovation here at PhilaU. Widder has played an essential role in developing Nexus Maximus and similar programs at the University.
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