Preparing for a Successful Future
Young alumni from St. Edward’s hit the ground running. Within nine months of graduation, 92% of our 2011-2012 graduates were actively engaged in jobs, graduate or professional school, internships, fellowships, military service and volunteer work. Whether our students pursue their dream job, graduate school or a future outside the box, they go on to do great things.
Finding the Perfect Fit
Communication major Jacob Mooney ’13 lined up his position as an account manager at a local company before graduation. “I met the employers at the St. Edward’s job fair, and I was invited to a company get-together that night,” he says. “The company culture really stood out to me and we just clicked. I was offered the job a week later.”
Between the networking skills he developed at St. Edward’s and an internship with South by Southwest® Interactive, he jokes that “there was no way they could turn me down.”
Leveraging His Connections
Daniel Lafuente ’12 had four job offers when he graduated. He credits his success to the relationships he cultivated with his professors. “You may be surprised how many people they know in industry and could put in a good word for you,” he says.
A professor recommended him for an internship at Schneider Electric. While there, he impressed his bosses so much with his willingness to take on extra tasks that they offered him a full-time job. Now, as the software lead for customer service, he uses his Computer Science degree to build trust with his clients.
Exploring Other Cultures
Katie Saint John ’13 is putting the teaching skills she learned as a History Education major to work for a year as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Germany. (The Fulbright is a prestigious, highly competitive award that sends recent graduates abroad for a year to teach English and participate in cultural exchange.)
As a student, Saint John studied in Berlin and won a Summer Academic Excellence Award to conduct research in Braunshweig. These experiences, coupled with advice and encouragement from the faculty and staff at St. Edward’s, helped make her a competitive candidate for the fellowship. “I am grateful for my professors’ guidance and help from the Office of Fellowships throughout the application process,” she says.
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