Career Development

We provide unwavering professional development support and preparation, which leads to unparalleled success: 98% of our alumni enjoy placements within six months of graduation.

Our Associate Dean of Students, Jacqueline Regan, and her staff employ a proactive and personalized approach to fostering professional growth and energizing the placement process: Through a variety of programming and one-on-one interactions, they and our faculty consider how each student’s gifts can best serve the world and then ardently pursue positions that match your talents and interests.

The STM global alumni network is also active in building sincere relationships with students and connecting them to relationships all around the world.

Jackie Regan

Associate Dean of Students Affairs and Career Services Jacqueline Regan oversees all aspects of community and spiritual life at STM in addition to career placement and liturgy. She works to help students grow and achieve their goals.

98%

Job placement within six months of graduation

100%

Students who participated in career workshops
and submitted their resumes to the STM Resume
Book that found employment or continued with
their studies (2017)

Workshops

We offer a number of workshops to help students prepare for their next steps beyond the STM. These events help students develop skills and strategies for job interviews and doctoral applications, as well as providing opportunities to connect with alumni and learn about different ministry options. In 2017, 100% of the students who participated in these workshops and submitted their resume to the STM Resume Book, found employment or continued with their studies.


See workshop list and details

Where Are Our Graduates Now?

Ministries

Many of our graduating students seek placements in a variety of ministerial and educational settings. In addition to campus ministry and teaching in secondary Catholic schools, these include:

Canon Law

Director of Worship

Educational Administration

Faith Formation

Hospital/Hospice Chaplaincy

Mental Health and Family Counseling

Non-profit Ministry

Parish Ministry

Pastoral Ministries

Prison Minstry

Refugee Immigration Ministry

Retreat Direction

Spiritual Direction

Social Work Youth Ministry


Doctoral Programs

Faculty mentors begin working with students who plan to continue for doctoral studies as early as the student’s first semester. STM students gain admission to many of the world’s most selective doctoral programs, testifying to the quality of a STM education, the caliber of the student body, and the school’s thorough placement process. Recent graduates have attended a number of universities for doctoral studies, including the following:

Boston College

Boston University

The Catholic University of America

Duke University

Duquesne University

Fordham University

Graduate Theological Union

The Gregorian University

Harvard University

Loyola University Chicago

Marquette University

Northwestern University

Oxford University

Princeton Theological Seminary

Stanford University

St. Louis University

University of Chicago

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

Yale University

Career Options

Each fall, STM hosts a Ministry Expo, where you can connect with alumni and others working as campus ministers, chaplains, teachers, parish ministers, and higher education professionals to discuss different areas of ministry and how to discern your own path.