Hiring St. Kate's Students
Students at St. Catherine University bring intelligence, critical thinking and creative problem solving to the wide variety of fieldwork projects they undertake — whether it’s an internship, practicum, student teaching, clinical rotation or service learning project. At all degree levels, St. Kate’s students have a strong liberal arts education, a commitment to social justice and a global multicultural perspective. They contribute new ideas and a passion for improving the world.
Fieldwork experiences are carefully designed and sequenced within programs of study. Collaborative fieldwork benefits our students, the community and the organizations in which they serve. Supervision, assessment and structured time to reflect on the learning experience are important components of all fieldwork experiences.
We invite you to discover how our students can contribute to your organization.
Finding a good match
If you would like to sponsor a St. Catherine student in your business or non-profit organization, consider posting your open position to our KatieClick database, available to potential sponsors and all St. Kate’s students. Staff at the Career Development Center will work with you to tailor an approach to recruit the best and most appropriate candidates. Our staff will also provide step-by-step instructions for gaining access to and posting positions to the database. KatieClick is also where you register to participate in one of our career fairs.
In 2008, St. Catherine was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. St. Kate’s Community Work and Learning Center partners with a number of academic departments on campus to offer service-learning courses. Service-learning courses focus on critical reflection, civic responsibility, local community needs and the enhancement of academic skills. Community Work and Learning staff welcome the opportunity to visit with you about possible volunteer positions and/or community partnerships.
Working with departments
Often the first conversation students have about possible fieldwork experiences is with an academic adviser in their academic department. We encourage you to contact those departments that are applicable to your organization and begin a dialog about fieldwork possibilities. Start by visiting the main Programs and Degrees page. From there, select a specific program. Every field of study includes a list of faculty members with their e-mail addresses and phone numbers. The department chair or program director will be at the top of the list.
Thank you for considering St. Catherine students.