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Using your degree

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St. Kate's psychology majors are excellent researchers and communicators, which serves them well in whatever career path they choose.

"My professor has inspired me through her excellent teaching techniques to be a professor myself one day."

— Clair Shackelford, psychology major

Many have found positions immediately after graduation in all sorts of areas, including in schools, residential treatment centers, group homes and shelters; in human resources, sales, public relations and hospital pediatric units; in the legal system as victim advocates; and as animal trainers in zoos.

Our alumnae include:

  • Sara Ingvoldstad Gable, a case manager at St. Paul's Guild Inc.
  • Virginia Cothran, a behavioral health associate at Abbot Northwestern Hospital.
  • Erin Blommel Good, a counselor for the Dakota County Employment Action Center.
  • Meredith Stockton, a reviews researcher at Groupon.

Graduate school

Your St. Kate's degree will open doors for graduate work in various fields, including education, mental health, school psychology, nursing, occupational therapy and social work.

Among our alumnae:

  • Jagruti Rai Shah earned her M.A. in forensic psychology. She works for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy.
  • Melissa Gadwa Simonson completed her J.D. in Washington. She is an assistant public defender in American Samoa.
  • Carol Goulet is pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology on a full-ride scholarship.
  • Dr. Janice Falls is an obstetrician and gynecologist.
  • Marci Mylan earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She is the medical center assistant director at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis.
  • Angela Hall Slaughter completed a J.D. She is an associate general counsel with United Health Group.
  • Katie Leonard earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in apparel and psychology. She is a personal stylist with Katie Joy Consulting.
  • Amy Boedicker Mullens received a master's in clinical psychology and Ph.D. in psychology. She is a senior clinical psychologist for the Queensland Health Sexual Health & AIDS Service in Australia.