Read story excerpts about six recent alums who found career paths that complemented their talents.
Everyone has at least one talent — whether they know it or not. Sometimes it emerges over time on its own while with others it needs to be coaxed out. Wherever a talent falls on that spectrum, college experiences have the power to help students nurture and hone their passions. This month we’re happy to share the stories of several alums whose talents have already taken them far afield.
Discover how St. Catherine University is leveling the internship playing field for low-income students.
When applying for their first jobs out of college, graduates are often expected to have work experience as well as academic experience. This can be hard for students who need to support themselves financially while in college. Frequently internships are unpaid and therefore become a low priority — putting these students at a disadvantage when applying for jobs.
Discover how Fathima Mohamed's undergrad research opened doors to a world of opportunities.
In high school Fathima Mohamed knew she wanted to go into medicine. She grew up in Minneapolis and focused her college search to the Twin Cities, knowing she might not have the chance to be close to home when in medical school. Mohamed decided on Hamline University — she felt at home during her campus visit and was encouraged by the support Hamline offered her. In her first year, Mohamed was already doing research.
Learn about Augsburg College’s holistic and integrated approach to career development.
Long known for résumé writing workshops and job fairs, private colleges’ career development centers are looking to play a more holistic role, according to Keith Munson, director of Augsburg College’s Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. This means his office is not only working with students to get jobs after college — but is regularly working directly with students throughout their college experience.
We award 45% of all baccalaureate nursing degrees in the state. Other health care-focused degrees are popular as well.
Health care-focused bachelor’s degrees continue to be popular at our member institutions, ranking second at the bachelor’s level. What’s more, our institutions award 37% of all health-related degrees awarded in Minnesota. For nursing bachelor’s degrees, that number is even higher at 45%. And at the master’s level, our institutions award 38% of health-related degrees in the state.
Read about five recent alums who worked their liberal arts education into a career.
Graduating from a liberal arts college doesn’t limit your options after graduation. In fact, it does the opposite! Studying a wide range of topics prepares students for almost any career they might want to pursue.
Explore which skills employers what new college grads to have.
You might be surprised to learn that employers are more interested in the soft skills of recent college grads than their majors.
An analysis of more than 382,000 full-time job postings from the last two years for new bachelor’s degree holders in our five-state area revealed that the top sought skill was oral and written communication.
Learn how two private college alums are leaving their impact on this year’s elections.
It’s an election season that’s made even the most seasoned pundits scratch their heads. But for two recent Minnesota college graduates, the organizing, strategizing, headline making and grassroots networking that are part and parcel of the political process are not that much of a mystery. In fact, for these young politicos, it’s all in a day’s work.
Be inspired by five young alums found their passion and worked it into a career.
One of the strengths of studying at a liberal arts college is that it can prepare you for almost any career you can imagine and choose to pursue. Another is that it encourages students to find their passion and work that into a career. We recently featured five young alums who did just that.