St. Thomas senior Sarah Isse, center, works alongside teen youth, volunteering at Cookie Cart, a bakery and non-profit that employs teenagers, providing them with leadership skills and work experience, in Minneapolis on December 19, 2019.

Cookies and College: Beginning Business Acumen Conference Builds Skills, St. Thomas Connections

Seniors Madison Morehouse and Sarah Isse have teamed with Minneapolis nonprofit Cookie Cart each of the last two semesters to bring its student workers to St. Thomas for a full-day Beginning Business Acumen Conference, exposing them to life as college students and connecting their budding skill sets to college futures.

Scholars of Finance Develops Ethical Leaders Nationwide

Ryan Quinlivan '15 started Scholars of Finance, which helps develop the next generation of highly capable financial executives who will act and lead from a strong grounding in principles and ethics. He was inspired by St. Thomas’ interdisciplinary curriculum, commitment to the common good, and more specifically, a Catholic studies course.
Honorable mention, Sense of Place: Erin Engstran, Canberra, Australia. "Canberra Sunset: This photo was taken outside our hotel in Canberra, Australia. As we were standing in the field and watching the sunset, kangaroos started emerging from the trees and filled the whole area. This photo captures my favorite moment from this study abroad trip because it was a truly unique experience that could not have happened anywhere else."

Students Reflect on Study Abroad Experiences as J-Term, Spring Programs Approach

Study abroad has long been – and continues to be – a huge part of the St. Thomas experience of educating global citizens: Last year 772 students studied outside the United States, which ranks ranks 17th in the nation for undergraduate study abroad participation at doctoral institutions, and the top in Minnesota.

St. Thomas Top Doctoral Institution in Minnesota for Study Abroad, International Enrollment Steady

The Institute of International Education recently released Open Doors Report 2019 shows St. Thomas has the most international students (705) among private universities in Minnesota and remains fourth in the state overall for international enrollment. St. Thomas currently ranks 17th in the nation for undergraduate study abroad participation at doctoral institutions (772 students), and the top in Minnesota.

Student Documentary Explores Sustainability at St. Thomas

Guided by the university's first sustainability strategic plan, St. Thomas is working toward becoming a more sustainable community in a huge number of ways. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences' Communication Journalism program recently produced a documentary exploring some of the may ways sustainability has taken shape at St. Thomas.