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Oh, the Places You’ll Go – Alum Profiles

Business Profiles

Jacquelyn Wegmann

Jacquelyn Wegmann

Majors: Economics
Year of Graduation: 2008
I'm a Web Analyst at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, MN.  As such, I analyze traffic on our eCommerce site-where visitors to our site are coming from, what pages they land on, how they navigate around the site, which elements on our pages help or hinder the customer experience, etc.  I then use this data to present a comprehensive picture to business partners and marketers to show how various marketing campaigns or sections of our site are performing.  Read More

Communication & Arts Profiles

Emily Bina

Emily Bina

Major: Communication
Year of Graduation: 2011
I am working as a producer at HuffPost Live, an internet-based video streaming network run by The Huffington Post.  Right now, my career is better than I could have envisioned. I work with brilliant people who have unique perspectives in the most interesting city in the world.  When I came to CSB there was room to find and build an education that fulfilled some combination of what I wanted - important subjects, daily relevance, creative problem-solving and decision-making  Read More

 

Education Profiles

 Ben DeMarais

Ben DeMarais

Major: Physics
Graduation Year: 2008   
Graduate Degree: Master in Education (M.Ed), University of Notre Dame
I work at Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero, Louisiana as the Physics, Physical Science, and Engineering teacher. We have the "Project Lead the Way" program at my school which I implemented this fall and will continue teaching next year. I also help at the school as the Assistant Band Director. The best advice I can give is to challenge yourself. Be okay with failing and learn from the failures. Seek good mentors and take classes from professors you like.   Read More

Environmental & Science Profiles

Jason Hoffman

Majors: Biology & Enviormental Studies
Year of Graduation: 2008
Current Job Title: Estimator/Project Manager at Quam Construction Co., Willmar, MN
Going into my first year I was dead set on being a Biology major; however, I didn't know what to focus on for a minor.  Environmental Studies sounded interesting simply because my hobbies involved hunting, fishing, camping, etc.  After talking to Derek Larson I realized that double majoring in Biology and Environmental Studies was very feasible. The summer after my junior year I took a job with the U.S. Forest Service in the Sierra National Forest of California.  I was on a wildlife crew that conducted bird surveys. During that summer I learned that my dream job of biology was not all I had hoped. Read More

 

Global Profiles

 

Jessica Raboin
Major: Sociology Minor: German Studies Year of Graduation: 2015
I knew very early on into my college career that I wanted to work abroad, so I took the appropriate steps towards that goal: I arranged my own internship abroad; minored in German; and got acquainted with job application procedures, requirements, and standards in Germany in my field of interest. After I graduated, I took the leap and moved to Europe, without having any secure job prospects. I received two job offers within about a month of arriving - one from the agency where I had previously interned, and one from my current position in Augsburg.
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Government Profiles

Samantha Doty

Samantha Doty

Major: Peace Studies
Year of Graduation: 2014
I am a health extension agent, officially, working under the Community Health Improvement Project in rural Zambia with the Peace Corps. It basically means I focus on preventive health in three areas: HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria, and child and maternal health. I work on a grassroots, community focused level, with all my projects making sure they are sustainable and community owned.  For those interested in joining Peace Corps, I would recommend speaking with and getting to know your local recruiter, checking out Peace Corps volunteers' blogs in areas you're interested in serving, and looking at the Peace Corps' website. If you're able, find people who've volunteered and ask them questions.   Read More

 

Health & Medical Profiles

Ryan Engdahl

Ryan Engdahl

Major: Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2006
I graduated with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and specialization in Disaster Mental Health from The University of South Dakota in August of 2011. I am currently employed by St. Cloud Hospital within the CentraCare Health System.  I work in the Adult Behavioral Health Clinic which is located at the CentraCare Health Plaza in St. Cloud, MN.  I provide adult services that include individual therapy as well as cognitive and psychological assessment.  What I have learned in my short career in this field is that it is of utmost importance to be self-motivated and be able to push yourself to get things done. The ability to work independently serves one well during graduate study as well as during typical day-to-day activities.

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Law Profiles

Jake Barnes

Jake Barnes

Major: Political Science
Year of Graduation: 2009
As an Assistant County Attorney I am in Court nearly daily, either on child support matters, criminal proceedings, truancy cases, or even representing the County in civil suits.  The Wabasha County Office is smaller with only three full time attorneys and two support staff, but this lends itself to creating a close and friendly environment.Although the role of Assistant County Attorney is multifaceted, my core function is to prosecute those suspected of breaking the law. With that noted, I would be remiss or even dishonest if I didn't acknowledge that winning in court feels awesome. When the court or jury hands out a decision in the State's favor, it is immediate affirmation of the many hours of work that I've done.  However, even more than the feeling of winning, the thing that makes this job special is the knowledge that the work I do ensures that the ideal of justice is realized.      Read More

Non-Profit & Human Services Profiles

Allandra-Marie McEachrane

Allandra-Marie McEachrane

Majors: Psychology and Communication
Year of Graduation: 2010
I provide individual and group counseling to clients that were referred by self, legal courts, hospitals and other agencies. Clients are seen for mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders etc. Our clinic treats adults.  My agency is a not- for-profit organization and we utilize the fee-for-service structure. While this may not seem ideal, you have the potential to make almost twice as much as the hourly rate of the field as you increase your case load and practice effective time management.

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Recreation & Sports Profiles

Joe Long

Joe Long

Major: Economics
Year of Graduation: 2013
My role with the Minnesota Twins is to service current Season Ticket Holders (STHs) with the goal of renewing and increasing revenue on each account year over year.  I currently work with approximately 900 STHs varying from corporations to individuals and families.  Breaking into the sports industry can be difficult and frustrating.  I would suggest applying to as many internship and entry-level positions as possible.  Before the interview process, reach out to people within that specific organization.  (Almost every organization lists Front Office contacts on their website.)  Current sport professionals faced the same difficultly and will be as helpful as possible.  Read More