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98% of Saint Anselm College's class of 2013 was employed, in graduate school, or engaged in service within 6 months of graduationRichard Manzi '13. Education Studies. Teacher.

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Class of 2012 Employed and in Graduate School

April 05, 2013

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Saint Anselm College alumna Tessa Vercollone graduated in 2012 and works for Cigna in ChicagoSaint Anselm College's most recent graduates have found jobs or are pursuing further study, a recently completed survey found. In all, 98% of 2012 graduates are employed, in school, or engaged in service. Just 2% are still searching.

The review of the Class of 2012 found 83% of respondents employed within about six months of graduation. Those who are employed hold jobs for which a college degree is required.

Thirteen percent of respondents are in graduate school or other education, while an additional 6% are pursuing further education while employed. Two percent are in full time volunteer service.

The data involves 77% of graduates, and were collected from a graduate survey and other sources.

"We have a strong reputation among employers for educational quality and the type of graduate we produce," said Sam Allen, director of the Office of Career Services at Saint Anselm. That reputation has helped recent graduates take advantage of a strengthening job market.

Graduates are employed in nearly 200 companies, with 17 organizations hiring more than one Saint Anselm graduate. Top employers include Catholic Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, State Street, Charles River Laboratories and Fidelity Investments.

Graduates have been hired in a wide range of fields, represented by such employers as Fiba Retail, which encompasses Marks & Spencer, GAP and the Banana Republic; Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hasbro Inc., the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a variety of public and private schools.

"I must tell you that the quality of students we interviewed was exceptional," said James Lombardi, of Greene Lombardi Law Group PLLC. "They were all professional in appearance and demeanor, and any one of them would have done a fine job."

Pictured: Business major Tessa (Theresa) Vercollone, class of 2012, graduated with a job at CIGNA in Chicago, Ill.

Alumni Profiles


Just to Name a Few: A Sampling of 2012 Outcomes


  • Justin Colella, international business major and Spanish minor, is a financial representative at Fidelity Investments, Merrimack, N.H.
  • Julie Cristello, psychology major, Spanish minor, is a client researcher in the Center for Addiction at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
  • Thomas Dooley, psychology major, is an outreach clinician at Riverside Community Care, Wakefield, Mass.
  • Neil Hesek, applied physics major, is a mechanical engineer at Raytheon.
  • Benjamin Horton, history major, is participating in the ACE Program, service through teaching, at the University of Notre Dame, Ind.
  • Justine Johnson, communication major, is the assistant digital marketing coordinator at Hasbro, Inc., R.I.
  • Thomas Michalik, business major, is an IFS Operations Assistant at State Street Bank, Boston, Mass.
  • Marissa Serafino, international relations major, staff assistant to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Washington, D.C.
  • Carly Staab, nursing major, is pursuing her master of science in Nursing at Yale University's School of Nursing, New Haven, Conn.
  • Ashley Vannasse, classics major, is earning a Ph.D. in archaeology at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Tessa (Theresa) Vercollone, a business major, is a client manager select segment at CIGNA, Chicago, Ill. (pictured above)
  • Sara Wojtas, chemistry major, prep lab chemist at Phoenix Environmental Labs, Conn.