If I don’t have a major, how do I get a job?

Since the fact that we don’t have majors is very unique, we get a lot of questions about it–particularly from parents! Since we get versions of this question so often, we thought it would be worth re-publishing an answer here.  I’ve paraphrased an email I received, and posted the reply in full. From: Prospective Student…

Springtime at St. John’s

Pictured: St. John’s student Sawyer Neale (class of 2018) takes in the action at the Annapolis Cup with actor  Kevin Spacey. Photo courtesy of Mr. Neale.   April is the last full month students have at St. John’s before summer vacation, and as the weather warms up students take to the outdoors in droves, whether…

The Toughest Question

As representatives of St. John’s College, my colleagues and I are asked questions like “What do you think is the best thing about St. John’s?” time and again.  It’s a question that I struggle to answer because I think it’s difficult to pick just one thing when so many things make St. John’s exceptional.  Our…

Admitted Students Visit St. John’s College

We welcomed over 100 admitted students to our campuses in March and April. Students came from 34 different states and 5 countries, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV,…

Becoming a Johnnie Parent

My oldest daughter is about to finish up her junior year at St. John’s.  Although, at the beginning of her college search, I don’t even think St. John’s was on her mind.  I work in the college’s Admissions Office, so I think she was looking for something, let’s just say, a little farther from home….

Back on the road for spring travel

Now that we’re in rolling application period, we also have some time to get back on the road. Spring travel season isn’t nearly as busy as fall travel season, but we definitely get out there! In the month of March alone, St. John’s will be represented at over fifty college fairs and high school visits,…

We’re rolling!

Unlike many other colleges, St. John’s doesn’t have a “regular” time to apply. Most Johnnies submit applications in one of our two non-binding early action rounds on November 15th or January 15th, and those students already have admission decisions. Congrats to our recently admitted students! Starting February 15th, we began our “rolling” process. Submit your…

A belated February round-up

  February is the shortest month, but what it lacks in length it made up for in activity! After an exciting February, students are happy to have spring break in March. Senior Essays. Members of the class of 2017 turned in their capstone senior essays at the beginning of the month. Congratulations to our seniors!…

Panel on attending Medical School after St. John’s

This Wednesday the Career Services Office was joined by recent alumni Kip Waite (‘15) and Alice Bruce (‘15), and current senior Jermain Brown (‘17) for a panel discussion for underclassmen considering medical careers. One big topic of conversation was post-baccalaureate programs, which are programs that help students transition from undergrad to med school. The panelists…

Senior Essays are in and bells are rung!

This week we celebrate the class of 2017 who recently turned in their senior essays! The seniors handed their essays in to the dean and college president, before enjoying a reception with their tutors and peers. On the Santa Fe campus, there is a special tradition in which the title of each essay is read,…

Some light physics in the afternoon

Last week, the entire admissions office ventured forth as a group from our home office to one of the classroom buildings. The occasion? A chance to join other members of the faculty and staff to see tutors Suzy Paalman and Chester Burke give a demonstration of the college’s new quantum mechanics equipment. Acquired via a…