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Graduate Outcomes

94.7%

of 2017 graduates reporting are currently employed in their field or attending graduate school.

Graduate Programs

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Mercyhurst University
  • Master of Arts in School Counseling, Kent State University
  • Master of Information Systems, Northeast University
  • Master of Science in Geology, Kent State University
  • International Business, Hult International Business School
  • Master of Accountancy with Data Analytics, Villanova University
  • Master of Science in Experimental Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Master of Business Administration, Wright State University
  • Certified Mental Health Worker Program, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Arts in History, University of Indianapolis
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Duquesne University
  • Master of Accountancy, Katz Graduate School of Business
  • Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Xavier University
  • Doctor of Optometry, Southern College of Optometry
  • Master of Business Administration, Slippery Rock University
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Gannon University
  • Certificate in Basic Health Sciences, Adelphi University
  • Master of Science in Sports Management, Cleveland State University
  • Master of Social Work, Cleveland State University
  • Master of Science in Marine Biology, University of North Carolina - Wilmington
  • Doctor of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Muskingum University

Employers

  • Therapeutic Staff Support, Justin Vozar
  • Leader, Svenska Cellulosa AB (SCA)
  • Technology Sales Intern, Tier1 Inc.
  • Staff Accountant, Ernst & Young
  • Manager, Novak Construction
  • Insurance Sales Rep, Arias Agency
  • Life Insurance Agent, New York Life
  • Project Manager, Whirley-DrinkWorks!
  • Assistant, Steven Heffner
  • Head Trainer, PetSmart
  • Aide, The Children's Institute
  • Cytotechnologist, Associated Clinical Laboratories
  • Family-Based Counselor, Community Guidance Center
  • IT Infrastructure Analyst, Highmark Health Solutions
  • Retail Coordinator, Marshalls
  • Personal Account Representative, State Farm
  • CEO, Beard Bidding
  • Development Associate, PNC Financial Services
  • Clinical Manager, George Junior Republic
  • Fleet/DOT Administrator, CentiMark Corp.
  • Animal Ambassador, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Intern of Data Informatics, Premier Consulting Associates LLC
  • Patient Attendant, Allegheny General Hospital
  • Cyber Auditor, Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General
  • Leadership Consultant, Sigma Kappa Sorority
  • HR Generalist, Truck-Lite Co., LLC
  • Staff Accountant, FHC, Inc.
  • Mentor/Photographer, Pittsburgh Youth Leadership
  • City Year Corp Member, Americorp
  • Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Alumni Stories

Jessica Slupe ’15

  • Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology
  • Employer: Mental Health Worker at Butler Health System

Jessica was always interested in learning about mental health and the brain. When asked why she chose to double major, she said, “Mental illness and criminal involvement are often related and I thought it would help me to better serve the people I want to help.” Jessica credits her excellent Thiel College experience to her Zeta Tau Alpha sorority sisters. “When I joined Zeta Tau Alpha, my entire college experience changed. I was able to come out of my shell and thanks to the amazing women that I met through ZTA, I had enough confidence to become President of the chapter. I can say, without a doubt, that my sisters and the ZTA sorority are the main reasons that I was able to flourish at Thiel.”

Alexandra McClurg ’12

  • Major: Biology
  • Employer: Physician Assistant in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dr. Michael Abdul Malak, LLC

Alexandra knew she wanted to major in biology when she took her first anatomy and physiology course in high school. She fell in love with the close-knit learning community that Thiel College offers. “The small student/faculty ratio allowed me to absorb much more information and retain it, whereas in other larger settings that would be unachievable... I thoroughly enjoyed coming to class each day and found myself enthralled with the material provided each and every day." After graduating from Thiel in 2012, Alexandra went on to obtain a graduate degree from Chatham University in Physician Assistant Studies.

Ryan Prescott ’12

  • Major: Communication Studies & Media Communication
  • Employer: Project Manager & Social Media Coordinator at AlphaGraphics

Ryan credits his unique classroom experiences with allowing him to grow and embrace his creative side. "I wouldn’t trade my experience at Thiel for the world. I grew more in four years than at any other point in my life. Sigma Phi Epsilon, student events, residence life, and student government were among some of my favorite memories. The Career Services office did a stellar job of setting me up for a smooth transition into the real world.”

Mike Stimac ’08

  • Major: English
  • Employer: High School Principal at Clarion Limestone School District

According to Mike, his professors at Thiel were his biggest inspiration. "The impact of the faculty has spanned beyond my college years and still influences me every day. I was challenged daily to be a better person, student and friend. Thiel was surely concerned about academics, but even more than that, the [english and education] professors helped me to understand the value of growing as a person first and then as a student." Mike earned a Masters of Education degree from Gannon University, and is currently working on his Superintendent Letter of Eligibility through California University of Pennsylvania.