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.
A commitment to service, guided by values of faith and justice, begins as early as freshman year for a large percentage of the campus population. It is no wonder, then, that so many Saint Joseph's graduates are pillars in their respective communities. A handful pursue religious vocations; most make meaningful contributions on their own time in schools, non-profit organizations and countless volunteer initiatives. The nation's leading advocate for the homeless began her career at Saint Joseph's, as have literacy specialists, international justice workers and area directors for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Becoming "men and women with and for others" is a living, breathing dynamic that influences tens of thousands of alumni in all walks of life.
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.