Career Success

Career Success


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.

Meet St. John's College Alumni VideosSt. 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.


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Career Fields

A recent survey of alumni shows the wide range of career paths followed:

  • Education, 19%
  • Law, 10%
  • Business, 20%
  • Health/Medicine, 9%
  • Communication and the Arts, 15%
  • Social Sciences, 2%
  • Computers/Sciences, Mathematics, 8%

Graduate and Professional School After St. John's

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:


Ask an Alumnus

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.

Annapolis

Ethan Bauman

Ethan Bauman

Annapolis, 1978
Congressional Liaison, National Security Agency
JD, Georgetown Law


Louis Kovacs

Louis Kovacs

Annapolis, 2002
Sports Medicine Physician
Arnold Palmer Sports Health Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Baltimore, MD


Josh Rogers

Josh Rogers

Annapolis, 1998
Wealth Management/Entrepreneur


Jamaal Barnes

Jamaal Barnes

Annapolis, 2010
People Operations, Google
EdM in Prevention Science, Harvard


Elisabeth McClure (A08)

Elisabeth McClure

Annapolis, 2008
Fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Psychology


Derek Alexander

Derek Alexander

Annapolis, 1999
Director and Deputy General Counsel
Stifel Financial Corporation in New York
JD, Harvard Law School, 2008

Santa Fe

Alicia Dondo

Alicia Dondo

Santa Fe, 2013
Financial Services, Analyst


Shawn Watts

Shawn Watts

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


Amy Williams

Amy Paige

Santa Fe, 2003
Assistant District Attorney, Alaska
JD, University of New Mexico School of Law


Karolina Richterova

Karolina Richterova

Santa Fe, 2013
Performance and Branding Specialist, Google
MSc, University of Oxford


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