Where Are They Now?

92% of our recent graduates were actively engaged within nine months of graduation. They were employed full time (60%), heading on to graduate or professional school (19%), or engaging in postgraduate internships, fellowships, military service, volunteer work or part-time jobs (13%).

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Beyond the Hilltop

Our alumni are everywhere. See an infographic that shows how the university's alumni association is gaining a worldwide presence.

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Successful Alumni

Our alumni are prepared to follow their dreams, no matter what path they choose. They travel the globe, enter graduate and professional schools, start their own businesses, and contribute to the success of organizations worldwide. And they strive to make a difference in their communities.

CEO and founder of Wayside Charter Schools in Austin Two-time WNBA champion, six-time all-star and current assistant coach for the New York Liberty Executive director/founder of Half-Helen Foundation in Texas and Hawaii Celebrity fashion stylist; clients include fashion magazines, photographers and stars such as Lady Gaga Co-owner and manager, LavAzza Espression in Austin President and founder of Innovative Multimedia Group in San Antonio Medical student at University of Houston
Experienced Alumni

Orlando Arriaga ’89 and Yoli Arriaga ’88Orlando Arriaga ’89 and Yoli Arriaga ’88
Owners: Taco Shack (Austin-area Tex-Mex chain)

Orlando followed his lifelong interest in the restaurant business when he opened Taco Shack in 1996. His wife, Yoli, left a career in teaching to help him full-time with their Tex-Mex restaurant, which has now expanded to include nine locations with 80 employees.

Samir Ashrawi ’77, MBA ’93Samir Ashrawi ’77, MBA ’93
Director of IP Licensing: Huntsman Corp

Forty years ago, Ashrawi left Jerusalem to come to St. Edward’s. With a BS in Chemistry and an MBA on his résumé, he now travels the globe — from Brussels to Moscow to Dubai — coordinating licensing deals with multinational corporations who want to use Huntsman chemicals and patents in their projects.

Recent Alumni

Ashton Robison ’13
Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellow

Robison was one of 20 students selected for the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the prestigious fellowship attracts outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State.

Jeffrey Arn ’12
Client and prospect engagement strategy: IBM Watson Group

A graduate of the Digital Media Management program, Arn was the first university hire in the IBM Watson Group marketing division. He works to develop and implement marketing strategies that engage clients and prospects. Arn helps to bring IBM Watson to areas such as healthcare, financial services, retail and telecommunications.

Catie Johnston ’11Catie Johnson 11
El Salvator co-coordinator: U.S.–El Salvador Sister Cities

After working with immigrants in Austin, Johnston joined a network of social justice activists connecting communities in the U.S. with rural communities in El Salvador. Johnston’s work focuses on the anti-mining movement in El Salvador and the sister-city relationship between El Salvador and Austin.



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