Using Your Degree

Using Your Degree

Women are now the fastest-growing segment of new business owners, and many large organizations value entrepreneurial skills and spirit in their employees — especially those they select to run new business units. Entrepreneurs often enjoy more freedom and flexibility, and they value living more balanced and rewarding lives. Career and life opportunities for those with business and entrepreneurial skills are never-ending.  

Successful Alumnae

St. Kate's alumnae include:

  • Carrie Maurer, president, City Cottages, a new-home construction firm.
  • Stacey Rammer, senior account executive at Weber Shandwick.
  • Jessica Garceau, merchandise presentation business analyst at Target.
  • Patricia Mancini, works for her family business, Mancini's Char House and Lounge in St. Paul.
  • Carolyn and Julie Maset, owners of Maid for a Day.

Career Advice and Connections

At St. Kate's, we offer valuable job connections, networking opportunities and career advice through our:

  • Career Development Office
  • Alumnae Career Transition and Networking Group
  • Summer Leadership Seminars
  • St. Catherine Forum on Women in Leadership — the oldest and most respected in the region. Past presenters include Sherron Watkins, former Enron vice president, and Jackie Joyner Kersee, Olympic athlete..
  • Annual Career Opportunities Fair where more than 70 employers come to campus seeking to fill full- and part-time positions, as well as internships.

"We teach our graduates to see life's possibilities and have the confidence to make their work work for them."
 — Mary U. Henderson, associate professor of business administration

Graduate School

Your degree in small business/entrepreneurship from St. Kate's will open doors for graduate work across the nation in various fields, including business administration, law, fashion merchandising, healthcare and education.

Take Charge of Your Future

The desire for independence is the number one reason women cite when asked why they go into business for themselves, reports the Center for Women's Business Research (2007).
Women own 10 million firms in the United States that employ more than 13 million people and generate nearly $2 trillion in sales. One in five firms with revenue of $1 million or more is woman-owned.