Results and Outcomes
A Jesuit university, Saint Joseph's educates men and women who use their education to make the world better. A student in Saint Joseph's first class of 1851 became a justice of the United State Supreme Court. Today there are approximately 50,000 living Saint Joseph's alumni in law, medicine, business, finance, communications and education -- strengthening their professions and their communities in every part of the world.
Perhaps the most commonly known career path for Saint Joseph's graduates, over 2,500 law alumni impact a fair and functional society in everything from elected office to the judicial branch, from the practice of law to leadership positions in the public sector. The Jesuit tradition of inquiry and reflection serves these alumni especially well in their service of our nation, states and local communities. Three recent Cabinet secretaries in Pennsylvania have been SJU alumni, as is the majority leader of the State Senate and a U.S. Congressman. The budget manager of the U.S. House of Representatives was a Saint Joseph's product, along with the commerce director of the City of Philadelphia. Thousands of attorneys, hundreds of government employees and dozens of judges also hang Saint Joseph's University diplomas on their wall.
Careers And Mentoring
Students looking for guidance in planning their careers or finding internships and jobs after graduation have an invaluable resource at their disposal: approximately 50,000 living Saint Joseph's alumni in business and other professions. Each year, hundreds of locally-based SJU graduates volunteer as mentors for recent alums, helping to ease the transition from college to professional life. They also meet individually with students to help them define career goals, learn first-hand about professional opportunities and challenges, as well as land that critical "first job." Other alumni return to campus frequently to teach or provide specialized mentoring opportunities.