Using Your Degree
Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in ASL or Bachelor of Arts in Interpreting from St. Kate's readily find work in a variety of settings, including business meetings, prenatal classes, medical appointments, parent-teacher conferences, counseling, job interviews, concerts, theater and city council meetings.
St. Kate's graduates are in demand because employers say they are strong critical thinkers, effective communicators and initiators in their careers.
Our alumnae include:
- Julie Olson Rand, a nationally certified interpreter and part-time sign language interpreter with Allina Hospitals & Clinics who interprets doctor visits, in-patient stays and educational programs at area hospitals.
- Quincy Craft, a nationally certified interpreter (master level) and fulltime freelance interpreter in the Twin Cities who frequently interprets in post-secondary settings and at medical appointments, business meetings and religious events, including weddings and funerals.
- Julie Hample, a staff interpreter at Hennepin County.
- Sharisse Leier, a staff interpreter at the Minnesota Department of Human Services Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Division.
- Julie Bauch, an interpreter and interpreter coordinator at Metro State University.
More career opportunities
St. Kate's Resources for Disabilities Center (at the O'Neill Center for Academic Development) hires certified interpreters to ensure that all public events on campus, such as lectures, poetry readings and Commencement ceremonies, are accessible to everyone.
The push for greater access for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people and the advent of Video Relay Service (VRS) have increased the demand for professional interpreters across the United States and the world. Several call centers across the United States employ interpreters to provide these services.
For more information about interpreting, visit Discover Interpreting »