Explore stories of younger alums who knew when to stay the course and when to run with the unexpected.
Sometimes the career path after graduation flies like an arrow — a direct route to an identified end goal. Other times, it’s more like a meandering river that twists and turns as new opportunities present themselves. And it’s not uncommon for it to be a little of both. This month we’re happy to share story excerpts of several younger alums who knew when to stay the course and when to run with the unexpected.
Read how the Minnesota private college experience prepared alums Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn and Dan Wolgamott for public service.
Last year, with all 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives up for grabs, Democrats managed to upset the former Republican majority, winning 75 seats to their 59.
Among those Democrats were two young new legislators, both of whom attended Minnesota private colleges — Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn of Eden Prairie and Dan Wolgamott of St. Cloud.
We caught up with the duo just as the legislative session was beginning in February, to find out a little about them and how their years in Minnesota private colleges influenced their current political careers.
Learn how this partnership at the College of Saint Benedict fostered and strengthen the research efforts of senior Rachel Nelson.
The collaboration between faculty and students is at the core of liberal arts education at Minnesota Private Colleges. With the support of Dr. Mary Stenson, College of Saint Benedict senior Rachel Nelson researched whether there are physiological changes to division three cross-country student athletes over a season.
Learn why employers want the knowledge and skills that graduates from our colleges possess.
You’re likely heard the worry about whether students who graduate from liberal arts colleges get jobs. So you’ll be glad to learn then that 75 percent of our graduates are employed within a year of earning their bachelor’s degree. Another 16 percent are pursuing additional education while four percent are doing volunteer service (such as Peace Corps or mission work).
Read how perseverance and the unexpected shaped the career trajectories of six recent alums.
Discovery — of self, of interests, of direction — is at the core of higher education, especially at liberal arts colleges where it’s not only encouraged but woven throughout. This month we’re happy to share the stories of several alums who embraced this opportunity to chart their own paths.
Learn how additional years of college can balloon your college costs.
When comparing college costs, it’s important to also factor in how long it will likely take to earn a degree. Although no one plans on taking more than four years to graduate, the reality is that many student do — paying more years of tuition and losing out on income because they’re starting their careers later.
Use online interactive tools to visualize the path from majors to careers.
There is a common narrative that going to a liberal arts college leads to a worthless degree because grads can’t get jobs, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that career options are almost limitless. Here are two interactive tools that help visualize this: