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Your Path to Success

Students at urban plunge
As part of the annual Urban Plunge, Nursing students helped out in the

Whether your focus is on business, science, education or the arts, your experiences at St. Ambrose will pave the way to a successful future. Expect your communication skills – and your confidence – to increase significantly during your first semester, and those new skills to benefit you both socially and academically.

Learn by doing

In many majors, such as education and nursing, you're in the classroom or clinic your first year. It's all about helping you discern the right fit for the career path you've chosen.

Think of every experience as a learning opportunity. Through organizations like Ambrosians for Peace & Justice, Campus Ministry, and Service Learning, you'll have the chance to participate in community service activities that will not only benefit those in need, but also shape who you are as a person.

Each year, the Ambrose chapter of Habitat for Humanity creates "Shanty Town," a collection of makeshift tents in which students and faculty sleep overnight to raise awareness about homelessness during Multicultural Week. Students say that shedding light on poverty and the right to live in decent housing allows them to see beyond their "bubble" of existence on campus.

Helpful pit stops

  • Visit the Career Center early and often. The relationship you develop with the helpful staff members at the Center will enable you to:
    • Take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Strong Interest Inventory, and other assessment tools
    • Learn about and apply for internships
    • Build an electronic portfolio
    • Identify experiential learning opportunities
    • Participate in mock interviews with actual employers
    • Interact with the community through job fairs
  • Through internships, you can explore different fields or put your interests into practice. Our performing arts majors intern at theatre companies all over the country, and many of our health sciences students enjoy highly sought-after positions at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Traveling through

Study abroad can stretch your capabilities and confidence. Laura Moorman '15 finished part of her minor in Biology by going to France – and yes, Paris! "I learned so much, not only about France and French culture, but also about myself. It's important to try new things in life, meet new people, and see other parts of the world."