St. John's College provides a broad education that helps its graduates succeed in diverse careers, from conventional mainstays to cutting-edge innovative fields. St. John's graduates thrive in areas like education, business, communication, mathematics, software design, the sciences, health professions, social services, and the arts—often while trailblazing new and creative ways to make an impact. They are leaders, entrepreneurial thinkers and thoughtful problem-solvers in every occupation, including those they invent.
St. John's graduates have held such positions as chief of cardiology, New York Veterans Administration Medical Center; vice president, America's Development Foundation; West Africa correspondent, New York Times; vice president for research and development, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.; radio host of "World of Opera." Many are widely respected and cited for groundbreaking contributions to their chosen professions. Hear from alumni about how their St. John's education prepared them for their careers.
A recent survey of alumni shows the wide range of career paths followed:
Nearly 70 percent of St. John's alumni pursue advanced degrees; approximately 15 percent of each graduating class directly matriculates into some of the nation's top graduate and professional schools.
The Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) has reported that St. John's is in the top two percent of all colleges and universities in the nation for percent of alumni who go on to earn PhDs; the Annapolis campus is first in the percentage of graduates who earn PhDs in the humanities. Moreover, HEDS reports that St. Johns is in the top four percent for alumni earning PhDs in science or engineering.
St. John's students benefit from a robust internship program and a worldwide network of alumni mentors.
St. John's students earn scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Examples of fellowships include:
St. John's alumni are the best evidence of the valuable skills learned and talents nurtured. They exhibit excellence of intellect and imagination – qualities that help them flourish in their careers and their personal lives. These Johnnies have volunteered to address your questions about their college experience and how they have been able to succeed in their chosen career.
Congressional Liaison, National Security Agency
JD, Georgetown Law
Sports Medicine Physician
Arnold Palmer Sports Health Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
People Operations, Google
EdM in Prevention Science, Harvard
Fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Psychology
Director and Deputy General Counsel
Stifel Financial Corporation in New York
JD, Harvard Law School, 2008
Santa Fe, 2013
Financial Services, Analyst
Santa Fe, 2000
Professor, Columbia Law School and Yale Law School
Associate Director, Edson Quieroz Foundation Mediation Program at Columbia Law School
JD, Columbia Law School
Santa Fe, 2003
Assistant District Attorney, Alaska
JD, University of New Mexico School of Law
Santa Fe, 2013
Performance and Branding Specialist, Google
MSc, University of Oxford
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