What Makes Us Unique?

We take pride in providing an education focused on the complete formation of the human person. Work is an essential part of that formation, and so we provide our students with the best and most complete career development possible. How do we do it?

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Emphasis on vocation
We talk about more than success; we talk about vocation. It is up to you to discern which opportunities you will pursue, but we are here to help you understand the talents you possess, provide information on best careers for you, and push you to be the best version of yourself.

Career Prep Model
It is difficult to prioritize career goals, especially when a paper is due or a midterm is approaching. Our Career Prep Model simplifies the career discernment process by providing 3 concrete, achievable goals for each year of college. Follow the steps and you will be well-prepared for a career. See our Student Resources page for more information.

Sophomore Success Program
A second-year initiative, Ave Maria's Sophomore Success Program combines the latest research about the "sophomore slump" and empowers students to apply the strengths of the liberal arts into their own careers. The program is a two-semester initiative that helps students gain a better understanding of the liberal arts, teaches them public speaking skills, helps them identify and articulate their strengths, and provides them  with a faculty mentor to assist their exploration.

Vibrant employer partnerships
With access to 600+ employers locally and nationally, as well as a supportive and connected alumni network, students at Ave are well positioned to find the internships, jobs and graduate programs they need.

 

Where Are They Now?

Here's a small snapshot of just some of the job titles and companies of our graduates:

Top Industries
Education, Operations, Sales, Community & Social Services, Marketing & Advertising

JOBS

COMPANIES

GRAD SCHOOLS

Sample Job Titles

  • ACE Certified Fitness Professional
  • Account Manager
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Assistant Branch Manager
  • Attorney
  • Automation & Process Engineer
  • Baseball Scout
  • Behavioral Tech
  • Business Training Partner Associate
  • Campaign Consultant
  • Career Experiential Specialist
  • Carpenter
  • Case Manager
  • Catholic Priest
  • Chapter Development Officer
  • Chef Consultant
  • Chemist
  • Civil Affairs Officer
  • Client Manager
  • Client Services Associate
  • Coordinator of Prospect Research
  • Coordinator of Trade Marketing
  • Cost Estimator
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dentist
  • Deputy
  • Digital Media Manager
  • Director of Business Analysis
  • Director of Business Development
  • Director of Clinical Training
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Development
  • Director of Faith Formation for Children and Youth
  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of Student Life
  • Dispatcher
  • DRE and RCIA Coordinator
  • Education Developer Associate
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Event Attendance Specialist
  • Executive Assistant
  • External Affairs Manager
  • Family Physician
  • Family Support Worker
  • Field Organizer
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Data Analyst
  • Firefighter
  • Flight Attendant
  • Freelance Artist
  • Freelance Event Producer
  • Freelance Writer
  • Head Coach
  • Head Scout
  • High School Teacher
  • Hospitality, Asset Management Associate
  • Independent Contractor
  • Intake Specialist
  • Launch Account Manager
  • Law Clerk
  • Legislative Correspondent
  • Management Trainee
  • Medical Scribe
  • Missionary Volunteer
  • Morning Show Producer
  • Mortgage Loan Originator
  • Music Director
  • Officer
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Library Page
  • Past Performance Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Photographer
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Policy Advisor
  • President
  • Principal
  • Production Coordinator
  • Program Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Realtor
  • Regional Consultant
  • Relationship Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Resume Writer
  • Risk Analyst
  • Sales Agent
  • School Psychologist
  • School-Based Mental Health Counselor
  • Scribe
  • Seminarian
  • Senior Actuarial Analyst
  • Senior Global Pricing Analyst
  • Senior Project Coordinator
  • Service Technician
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • Staff Accountant
  • Staff Writer
  • Strategic Account Manager
  • Strategic Partner Lead
  • Teacher
  • Technical Recruiter
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Territory Manager
  • Trainer & Rehabilitation Coach
  • Youth Minister
  • Youth Speaker/Musician

Sample Companies

  • Advantage Direct
  • Amazon
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • Ameri-Life & Health Services
  • Apple
  • Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Arthrex
  • Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance
  • Ave Maria University
  • Avesta Communities
  • Bank of America
  • Benchworks
  • Best Version Media
  • Boise State University
  • Boston Partners Financial
  • Campbell Street Asset Management
  • Cardinal Newman Society
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Catholic Charities
  • Catholic News Agency
  • Catholic Stewardship Consultants
  • Cerner
  • COASTherapy
  • Collier County Sheriff’s Office
  • Crossroads, inc
  • CVS
  • David Lawrence Center
  • Diocese of Albany
  • Diocese of Jacksonville
  • Direct Capital Corporation
  • Disney Corporation
  • Dumb Ox Ministries
  • Edward Jones
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • EOS Fitness
  • EWTN
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Food & Drug Administration
  • Fortis Wellness
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Gartner
  • Genetic Potential Academy
  • Georgia Small Business Development Center
  • Government of Canada
  • GP Strategies Corporation
  • HBK CPAs and Consultants
  • Hertz Equipment Rental
  • Hill, Chesson & Woddy
  • Holy Rosary Academy
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church
  • Hotwire Communications LLC
  • Hubspot
  • Humana
  • Ignatius Press
  • Immokalee High School
  • Institute for the Psychological Sciences
  • IVES Group, Inc.
  • James Madison Institute
  • John R. Wood Properties
  • Legatus
  • Lighthouse Catholic Media
  • Lynch Development Associates
  • Marquette University
  • Marriott International
  • Mason Classical Academy
  • Mercer
  • Missionaries of Charity
  • Montessori Academy of Chicago
  • Mother of Divine Grace School
  • National Park Service
  • National Review Institute
  • NCH Healthcare System
  • NCSA Athletic Recruiting
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • NRG Research Group
  • Ohio House of Representatives
  • One Life Fitness
  • Raytheon Corporation
  • Redeemer Radio
  • RiskLens
  • Sage Advisory
  • SalusCare Inc.
  • Schwartz Investment
  • ScribeAmerica
  • SeaWorld
  • Sophia Institute Press
  • St. Agnes Catholic Church
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church
  • State Farm
  • Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner LLP
  • Stryker
  • Talent Inc.
  • Teach for America
  • Tesla Motors
  • The Augustine Institute
  • The Culture Project
  • The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • The John Jay Institute
  • The Met Opera
  • True North Classical Academy
  • Uber
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Navy
  • University of Notre Dame
  • UPS
  • Verily Magazine
  • VitalSource Staffing, LLC
  • VMware
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wipfli LLP
  • World Trade Center of Los Angeles

Sample Grad Schools

  • Assumption College
  • Augustine Institute
  • Ave Maria Law School
  • Ave Maria School of Law
  • Ave Maria University
  • Barry University
  • Belmont University
  • Borromeo Seminary
  • Boston College
  • Butler University
  • Cambridge University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Cedarville University
  • Central European University
  • Centrum Catolica
  • Christendom College
  • City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Columbia University
  • Creighton University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Dartmouth University
  • DePaul University
  • Dominican House of Studies
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • East Coast Polytechnic Institute (ECPI) University
  • Erasmus University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • George Mason University
  • Georgetown University
  • Hillsdale College
  • Holy Names University
  • Holy Spirit College
  • Humboldt University
  • Illinois State University
  • Immaculate Conception Center
  • Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Indiana University
  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences
  • John Paul the Great Catholic University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Keiser University
  • Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
  • King's College
  • Kingston University
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • LaSalle University
  • Lesley University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Long School of Music
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Marquette University
  • Mary Baldwin College
  • Mercy College
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Methodist University
  • Midwestern University
  • Mount Angel Seminary
  • Northwestern University
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Palmer College of Chiropractics
  • Penn State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Pontifical Salesian University
  • Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • Princeton University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Regent College
  • Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling
  • Saint Leo University
  • Salus University
  • St. Charles College
  • St. Francis de Sales Seminary
  • St. Francis Xavier College Church
  • St. George's, University of London
  • St. Gregory the Great Seminary
  • St. John Vianney Seminary
  • St. Joseph's Seminary Dunwoodie
  • St. Paul Seminary
  • St. Thomas University
  • State University of New York at Albany
  • Studio Arts Center International
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Thomas More College
  • Trinity College (Dublin)
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Universidad de Iberoamerica
  • University for Peace
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Alaska
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Detroit
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Medicine and Health Sciences (St. Kitts)
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New England
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of North Florida
  • University of North Georgia
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern California
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of the Rockies
  • University of the West Indies
  • Villanova University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Walsh College
  • Warsaw University
  • West Virginia University
  • Western State Colorado University
  • Westminster Choir College
  • Wheaton College
  • Widener University
 

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