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Before leaving Thiel, you will produce a portfolio of work that will help you secure employment or graduate school placements after graduation.

You can find Thiel graduates leading companies that make scientific instruments, performing accident investigations, teaching in colleges and universities, working as engineers at Kodak, teaching in high schools, performing research as astrophysicists and working as nuclear propulsion specialists with the U.S. Navy – just to name a few examples.

Alumni Stories

Steve Torok ’09
Support Analyst at EDMC, North Huntingdon, Pa.

“Thiel College and its Physics Department not only gave me great technical knowledge that I apply in my job every day, but the liberal arts education gave me the tools to succeed at whatever I pursue in life. [The Physics professors] go out of their way to make sure you understand the curriculum. I can confidently say without the physics faculty and information I learned at Thiel, I would not be where I am today.”

  • Major: Physics
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Clubs & Activities: Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Lambda Sigma (sophomore honorary), Greenville Symphony, Thiel Concert Band, Newman Society
Ashley E. Ahrens ’11
Materials and Processes Technician at Kestrel Aircraft, Brunswick, Maine

“Thiel gave me more than just an academic education; it gave me the life skills and tools needed to succeed after graduation. I was able to work one-on-one with professors, which not only gave me a better understanding of the material, but taught me how to confidently converse with supervisors and managers in the workplace.”

  • Major: Applied Physics
  • Minors: Mathematics, Religion
  • Clubs & Organizations: Lambda Sigma (sophomore honorary), Kappa Mu Epsilon (mathematics honorary), Theta Alpha Kappa (religion honorary), Order of Omega (Greek honorary), Les Lauriers (senior honor society), Chi Alpha Sigma (athletic honorary), Alpha Xi Delta sorority, Women’s Golf Team, Admissions office employee, Math Tutor and Peer Leader