Why Complete the Cougar Climb?
Cougar Climb badges are earned once a student completes a domain within either the Cougar Climb First-Year Experience or Upperclassman Experience. These digital badges are a testament to a student's involvement at Kean University. Badges can be displayed on your LinkedIn account as well as attached to email signatures.
The Cougar Climb is designed to help you structure your time and maximize your Kean University experience. This will help Kean students position themselves for future success. According to research conducted by NASPA, involved students are more likely to have higher grades, graduate faster, make stronger connections with faculty and staff, gain skills that pertain to employability, have a more satisfying college experience, and make more friends.
Upon graduation, it is going to be important that students have experiences that separate them from the rest. Completing The Cougar Climb is a clear indication to employers and graduate schools that you have taken the time and initiative to invest in your professional development and personal growth