Frequently Asked Questions from Parents

What exactly can my son/daughter do with their major?

The Academic Counseling website has a wonderful reference, " What can I do with a major in..." We also recommend the Post Graduation Survey Report which lists employment opportunities by major of recent graduates.

Are internships important to in the job market today?

Yes, employers like to hire students with internship experience and at least half of students will have such an experience by graduation. To see where recent graduates had internships, view the full Post Graduation Survey Report downloadable as a PDF.

What is the placement rate of St. Thomas graduates?

We survey students between nine and twelve months after they have graduated, hoping that allows for a realistic time-frame to find employment or make a decision about the future. We usually learn that close to 95% of the graduates we hear from are either employed, in graduate school, have joined the military or are doing a volunteer experience. This information is provided in the Post Graduation Survey Report.

Do all students meet with a career counselor?

No, students may be directed to use our services by instructors, or they may choose to use our offerings, but there is no general requirement.