The University of Washington Tacoma recently received a $300,000 grant from KeyBank Foundation to help develop a new program called the Opportunity Academy.

As a part of UW Tacoma’s Center for Career Development & Education, the Opportunity Academy will provide students with more professional development and financial wellness opportunities through additional workshops, networking activities, and information sessions. The academy will also work to increase employer outreach and give students more internship opportunities.

“The grant will help us expand the scope of our internship activity,” said Assistant Director for Career Development & Education, Dawn Williams. “It will also help us create more opportunities for students to participate in internships and other work-based learning experiences. It will help us build and expand a strategic understanding of our many existing relationships with employers throughout the South Sound.”

For more information, visit UW Tacoma’s Career Development website.