At a career forum, Thomas Aquinas College students in Santa Paula, Calif., heard from successful Catholic professionals who “place the fruits of their success in service of Christ, His Church, and His mission in the world,” according to the College.
Students were encouraged to think about how they will “make their way” and “share their gifts” after graduation by speakers at the forum. The University reports:
“When you meet these people — if you do your job correctly — you will lead them into probably the best hiring decision of their career, and that is to hire someone from Thomas Aquinas,” said Mr. Neal. “Why? Because you think about the world differently. You’re not thinking about just how to take the same old tried-and-true method and apply it to what may in fact be a very difficult situation. You’ve been taught to, as Tom Dillon used to say, ‘unpack,’ and discover and discard and look at something fresh and new.”
…“When you go to an interview, ask a lot of questions,” Mrs. Turicchi added. “An interview goes both ways.” Above all, Mrs. Turicchi spoke of the need to keep God as the center of one’s professional life, including the virtue of tithing, even during the early stages of one’s career.
…Echoing her fellow panelists, Mrs. Neal offered to help the College’s graduates with networking and job-search advice. “Get out there! There’s nothing to be afraid of. There are people like all of us who would be glad to help you,” she said. “You have pursued truth, you’ve understood it, you recognize it. Now we’re going to put you out into the world to magnify the truth that’s out there.”
Thomas Aquinas College is recommended in The Newman Guide for strong Catholic identity.
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