Career Success Stories

Career success stories are why we’re in this business. They inspire us and validate our mission and sense of purpose, filling us up inside. They’re also full of useful lessons for other students and alumni in the midst of their own career journeys.

The stories profiled here reveal myriad career successes—major milestones as well as small steps toward big goals. Readers will note that great career journeys involve lots of little steps, and that these little steps are often very easy—and especially so with help from our career advisors. Sometimes the success is an important decision made or obtainment of a promising summer job or internship. Or a key career insight gleaned from a backpacking trip. Or a new level of confidence around networking or interviewing. Or an exciting full-time job after graduation or graduate school acceptance.

So while every liberal arts college website can easily showcase a few career luminaries and imply that anything’s possible, we wish to reveal in these profiles the details of the journeys of these students and alumni, that is, how they obtained success and which resources were particularly instrumental, so that others might make use of these stories in authoring their own.