Learn. Network. Interview. Find your path.

The St. Ed's experience prepares you to turn your confidence and enthusiasm, diverse skills, global perspective and desire to make a difference into a successful career. It’s why employers choose our students for internships, and ultimately, as employees.

From Campus to Career

Your transition from college life to a fulfilling career is a primary focus during your time on the hilltop. We support your success with practical insights, networking opportunities, and job-search skills and resources that guide you toward your most rewarding path — be it graduate school or your dream job.

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Well-Rounded Skills Employers Value

Learn to think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively and understand the world from different points of view — practical outcomes of our liberal arts education.

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Graduate and Professional School Preparation

Dive into your discipline with high-level research, creative projects and fellowship studies that push the boundaries of learning, enhancing your credentials for graduate or professional school.

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On-the-Job and Real-World Experience

Apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world challenges. Gain workplace experience in Austin, across the country and abroad through internships with businesses, many resulting in jobs.

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Professional Networking

Build your professional network on the hilltop and beyond. Professors and guest speakers offer students insights and connections in their fields of interest. More than 100 employers and organizations recruit on campus each year.

Career and Professional Development staff Ray Rogers speaks with a parent during orientation.

Career Support 

Our career counselors guide you with a 4-year Career Action Plan, providing support for exploring career options, developing your interview skills, improving your job search and applying to graduate school.

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Career Coaches

You can immediately meet with a Career and Professional Development (CAPD) team member to discuss choosing a major/career.

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Meet Your Career Team

Get ready to build connections with potential employers, create a better understanding of yourself and your career options (through assessments) and search for roles both on and off the hilltop. You have access to CAPD services, programming, resources, and tools as a student and as an alumni.

Brittany Stansel

Brittany Stansel
Interim Director
Assistant Director, First-Year Career Initiatives

Brittany Stansel is the Assistant Director for First-Year Career Initiatives in Career and Professional Development at St. Edward’s University. Brittany oversees and executes career development outreach initiatives focused on first-year residential students and assists with individual career coaching/advising to students and alumni of the university. Brittany has over four years of experience in career development and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Mississippi State University. Connect with Brittany on LinkedIn.

Jardin Telling

Jardin Telling
Assistant Director, Second-Year Career Initiatives

Jardin Telling is an Assistant Director for Second Year Career Initiatives, focusing specifically on career readiness with second-year students to assist them with career life post-graduation. She holds a BA in Global Studies from St. Edward's University, having graduated in 2012. She has over 10+ years of leadership experience, managerial expertise, and a background in sales and operations, hospitality, and events and marketing. Jardin is excited to bring her knowledge of career growth and readiness to the hilltop! Connect with Jardin on LinkedIn

Chris Finfrock

Chris Finfrock
Career Coach

Chris Finfrock is a Career Coach in Career and Professional Development at St. Edward’s University. Chris assists students in developing career goals, resume building/ cover letter writing, career exploration, and more. Chris has over 4 years of experience working in student-facing roles in higher education. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Texas State University. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn.

Bradley Rosa

Bradley Rosa
Career Coach

Bradley Rosa is a Career Coach in Career and Professional Development at St. Edward’s University. Bradley works with students and alumni to help further their career and professional goals through individual career coaching. Bradley spent seven years as a student here on the Hilltop and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Science in Leadership and Change both from St. Edward’s University. Connect with Bradley on LinkedIn.