Career Development

We provide unwavering professional development support and preparation, which leads to unparalleled success: 95% of our graduates enjoy placements within six months of graduation.

Our Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Career Services, 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.

95%

Job placement within six months of graduation (2019)

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We offer a number of resources to help students prepare for their next steps beyond the STM. These 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.

Alumni Mentors

Connect with an expansive network STM alumni who have offered to serve as mentors to current STM students. Reach out for informational interviews, discernment conversations, and coaching on your job search. This database is shared with current students.

Called to Serve Series

Gathering information, building relationships, and asking good questions are all key elements of a successful job search. Designed for soon-to-be graduates, but open to all, the Called to Serve Series offers an opportunity to jump- start or sharpen your job search skills while bringing you in contact with STM alumni working in a variety of ministerial settings. Our alumni panelists and CPE supervisors are eager to talk with you about their discernment process, job searches, and their current ministry as you discern your own vocational path and prepare for job interviews.

Preparing for the Job Search Workshop

STM staff teams up to provide helpful information on job discernment, resume, cover letters, interview tips, and resources available to students at the STM including the STM Resume Book, the STM job board, our alumni network, and individual advising.

Life Directions Retreat

This retreat occurs at the beginning of the spring semester. In addition to reflecting on the art and skill of discernment, it affords an opportunity to weigh two options that a student may be exploring in the context of discernment.

STM Resume Book

At the beginning of the spring semester, STM publishes an annual Resume Book of soon-to-be graduates, which is sent to hundreds of employers nationwide. Resumes are due at the end of January.

Job Opportunities

STM maintains job opportunity pages by area of ministry for students and alumni who have access to an STM Career site. These are updated during the year with postings from organizations throughout the country. 

One-on-One Consultation

There are plenty of staff, faculty, and alumni willing to support you in this process. Contact Jacqueline Regan, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, who will be happy to connect you to individuals in your field of interest.

Applying to PhD Programs Workshop

This session features both faculty and current PhD students, and addresses topics such as selecting a program and a mentor, preparing the C.V., writing your personal statement, asking for letters of recommendation, and more.

 

 

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

McGill 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.
 

bc magazine story on the expo