Oral Roberts University Named a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College by Victory Media

Stem CollegeOral Roberts University is proud to announce they have been designated a 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting individuals in transition with education and career opportunities, and creator of STEM JobsSM media, education and career resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high demand, high growth STEM occupations.

ORU was among over 1,600 schools participating in the STEM JobsSM survey process. Schools submitting surveys were scored on publicly available data and responses around three key indicators of success: STEM job alignment, STEM job placement and diversity in a school’s STEM programs. ORU will be featured in the Winter 2015 issue of “STEM JobsSM Magazine,” along with the entire list of 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges.

“It is an honor to be named one of the STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges for 2015,” said ORU Provost Kathaleen Reid-Martinez. “The ORU College of Science and Engineering is committed to keeping our students on the cutting-edge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and, ultimately, connecting them with employment opportunities that will have a global impact.”

“With the list of STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges we’re able to help parents, students and guidance counselors evaluate how well education is translating into real-world jobs, and how responsive institutions are to meeting those demands,” said Daniel Nichols, president of STEM JobsSM. “We’re pleased to showcase schools like Oral Roberts University as a school leading the way in this area.”

For more information about ORU’s commitment to students interested in STEM fields of study and careers, visit www.oru.edu/academics/college_of_science_and_engineering. For more information about ORU, visit oru.edu.

For additional information about STEM JobsSM or to request a free survey assessment, please contact Victory Media at VictoryMedia.com/contact.

About STEM JobsSM Ratings

The STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges survey measures how effectively schools align their programs to high demand, high paying STEM jobs, and how well they assist their students in achieving career aspirations in STEM fields. Ratings are based on a complimentary and rigorous quantitative assessment that measures schools on criteria created by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board. A complete description of our methodology, advisory board and services is available at www.stemjobs.com.

About Victory Media

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Victory Media is a rapidly-growing, veteran-owned business leader connecting individuals in transition with education, business, and career opportunities. For more than 12 years, Victory Media has provided members of the military community with resources and information to evaluate civilian opportunities, while working with thousands of post-secondary schools, employers, and companies looking to get their opportunities, products and services in front of military families during critical life stages.

In 2012, Victory media extended their reach by introducing STEM JobsSM
tools, media and curriculum designed to engage students, along with their parents, teachers and guidance counselors, as they make education and career planning decisions. Using student-written articles, fun graphics and relatable content, STEM JobsSM helps students discover how to “do what they love” as a STEM-inspired career. STEM JobsSM now includes the STEM JobsSM Type Quiz for students, STEM JobsSM Approved ratings for schools and employers, and STEM JobsSM Ready lesson plans for teachers. For more information, visit www.stemjobs.com.