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97% of the Class of 2014 Employed, in School, Volunteering

April 13, 2015

Laura Lemire
Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7242

Class of 2014 graduate Abbey Krusemark works for Immigration Advocates NetworkThey are reporting news in Ohio, studying biochemistry at Harvard and engineering at Brown, analyzing financial data, reconciling bank accounts, and volunteering in Haiti-they are working and learning, and volunteering all around the country.

Because within six months of graduating, 97% of the class of 2014 had a job, were continuing their education, or were volunteering full-time.

Abby Krusemark, an international relations major works for the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) in New York City, N.Y.

Krusemark assists with an IAN website for unaccompanied immigrant children which offers children and their guardians information, legal resources, and advocates. A national non-profit made up of immigrants' rights organizations, IAN is a group of immigrants' rights organizations that aim to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants.

"I enjoy working with a small team to form partnerships and publish content that helps people," says Krusemark.

"I became interested in this field first while volunteering with refugee families in Manchester through the Meelia Center. During my senior year I chose to write my thesis on a topic of law, migration, and public health. I am interested in pursuing a career in law and migration as an immigration attorney; my job with IAN puts me on the front-line of immigration policy and advocacy."

Careers and Employment

Post-graduate activities find our youngest class of alumni working, serving, and continuing their education in fields from medicine to marketing and finance to research and counseling.

Of the 179 companies that hired the recent Saint Anselm graduates, 21 hired multiple 2014 graduates. Top employers include Massachusetts General Hospital, Fidelity Investments, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Putnam Investments, and State Street Corporation.

Over 80% of working 2014 graduates say their job has long term potential.

One hundred percent of the chemistry, educationfinancial economics and sociology graduates were employed or pursuing a graduate degree within six months of graduation.

Continuing Education

The class of 2014 finds many graduates continuing their education at institutions including Dartmouth College, George Washington University Law School, Loyola University, Providence College, Berklee College of Music, and Durham University in England.

The departments of chemistry, historypolitics and psychology had the most graduates pursuing advanced degrees.

Photo: Abby Krusemark '14

A Sampling of 2014 Graduates

Brittany Barrett '14, a business major, is an account manager at Cigna Health Insurance in Chicago, Ill.

Lauren Clark '14, a communication major, is a multimedia reporter for WHIO-TV, the local Dayton CBS affiliate and the Dayton Daily News.

Steven Coyne '14, a biochemistry major, is attending Harvard University to earn his Ph.D. in biochemistry.

Nicholas Dries '14, a financial economics major, is the assistant general manager of the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley, N.Y. He interned with Simon Property Group as a junior and following graduation, participated in their property management training program.

Matthew Donahue ‘14, a physics major and mathematics and Russian studies minor, is earning his master's in engineering and business at Brown University.

Schyler DeChane-Crawford '14, an accounting major, joins several Saint Anselm alumni at Single Digits where she is a junior staff accountant.

Paxton Delano '14, a politics major, is working for New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan.

Justin Eckilson '14, a history major and French minor, is earning his master's in education through Providence College's PACT Program. He attended graduate classes through the summer and is now teaching middle school social studies at Saint Michael School in Fall River, Mass. "I decided that the best way for me to live out the Anselmian identity that the school developed in me would be to educate students in the classroom--to share my love of history and all the lessons it provides," he said.

Stephanie Orswell ‘14, a psychology major, is attending Durham University in England earning her master's in developmental psychology.

Abigail Krusemark '14, an international relations major, works for an IAN website that provides technical assistance, information, legal resources, and advocates for unaccompanied immigrant children and their guardians.

Alexandra Madsen '14, a history major and classical archaeology and Spanish minor, is earning her master's in art history at the University of Texas.

Caleigh MacDonald '14, a nursing major, was named New Hampshire Nursing Student of the Year by the New Hampshire Nurses Association. She works in the inpatient pediatric unit at the Children's Hospital at Darmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H.

Shaun O'Halloran '14, a criminal justice major, is a full-time officer for the police and security department of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Olivia Story '14, a business major, is an account coordinator at Lehman Millet.

Katie Williams '14, an international relations major, is volunteering in Gros Morne, Haiti, for the next year through the Religious of Jesus and Mary. A French and environmental studies minor, she chose Haiti for a number of reasons including her interest in the country's culture and environmental issues and the organization's development of a microfinance program.

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