The Saint Anselm College class of 2022 graduated last spring and have been successful since leaving the Hilltop. Ninety-eight percent of the identified graduates were either employed, continuing their education, or engaged in volunteer, military, or service opportunities within six months after graduation.
This data comes from the college’s “First Destination Report,” among other sources, which surveys recent graduates about their current career paths. This year’s findings account for 83% of the class of 2022 who shared their post-graduation plans.
Careers and Employment
Gina Gagliardi ’22, a nursing major, works as a RN in the Emergency Department at Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford, Mass. She is in the emergency department’s six-month new graduate program.
Richard "Rit" Flandreau ’22, a finance and accounting major, currently works at BAE Systems in Hudson, N.H., as a financial analyst. He interned with BAE Systems throughout his time at Saint Anselm, beginning in June 2021. Flandreau is also continuing his education at the College of William & Mary for his Masters of Science in Finance (MSF).
“Saint A’s liberal arts education has allowed me to be versatile in the corporate world. From my analytical to presentation skills, I feel prepared to tackle everyday,” said Flandreau. “The business and economics department has inspired me to continue my education after completing my undergraduate degree as well. Their background and experience they brought to the classroom spoke beyond the textbook, and it allowed me to see the endless opportunities with a graduate degree.”
Claire Newhall ’22 is continuing her education online through Johns Hopkins University. The fine arts major is earning her Master’s in Museum Studies. While studying for her master’s, Newhall is also interning at the Center for Lowell History in Digital Archives for one of her courses. In addition, she is working part-time for the Discovery Museum in Acton, Mass. Newhall and Flandreau join 21% of their classmates who are also continuing their education. In addition to master’s degrees, recent alumni are pursuing doctorates and law degrees. Some other colleges and universities alumni attend are Boston College, Boston University, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Several recent alumni chose to spend a year after graduation engaging in their community. Volunteer opportunities took members of the class of 2022 to organizations such as Americorps and Franciscan Volunteer Ministry Colorado Vincentian volunteers.
Joe Fenerty is completing a year of service through Franciscan Volunteer Ministry in Durham, N.C. At the Immaculate Conception parish, Fenerty coaches, serves people with intellectual disabilities, provides breakfast for the homeless and more. He emphasizes how “Saint A’s prepared me for this year though my time in campus ministry. Those programs like Road for Hope and Anselmian360 taught me a lot about simple living, community, and gave me perspective on service. All those I’ve been able to use this year.”
Two percent of the class of 2022 indicated they are working for volunteer service organizations which includes five alumni who serve in the U.S. Military. For example, Jake Labounty, a fine arts and secondary education major, is now a platoon leader in 620th Movement Control Team at Fort Drum, N.Y.
A Sampling of 2022 Graduates
Accounting: Accounting Analyst at John Hancock
American Studies: Communications and Events Assistant at Bipartisan Policy Center
Behavioral Neuroscience: Research Technician at Boston University Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Biology: Microbiology Lab Technician at Procter and Gamble
Business: Allocation Analyst at TJX Companies
Communication: Editor at New Hampshire Union Leader
Computer Science Business: Data Engineer at AIG
Criminal Justice: Victim/Witness Advocate at Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office
Economics and International Business: Account Executive at SBS
English: Network Operations Coordinator at American Tower
Finance and Economics: Fund Operations Analyst at Fidelity
Finance and International Business: Budget Analyst at Massachusetts Port Authority
History: Policy Advisor at Office of Governor Chistopher T. Sununu
Marketing: Demand Generalization Specialist at UKG, Account Executive at Xerox
Nursing: Registered Nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital
Politics: Political Director at Gal Huff Brown for Congress Inc
Psychology: ABA Therapist at Nashoba Learning Group
Social Work: Family Support Specialist at The Village for Families and Children
The first destination survey identified Fidelity Investments as the top employer, hiring 10 graduates. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital follow in the top five employers.