The Experience Matters
Leading Lives of Impact and Success
Holy Cross College offers you a distinct learning experience with our Four Pillars education. Your senior capstone presentation lets you reflect on your service learning, global experience, professional internship, and classroom experience. By graduation, you will be ready to take on the world—professionally, intellectually, personally, and spiritually.
The close-knit community Holy Cross offers is unmatched. Here, we say, “The experience matters,” and my experience has, without a doubt, been a great one.
“I get the chance to be the first-ever Holy Cross mascot, Basil the Saint Bernard. My major in communications and minor in sports management have given me many great lessons both in and out of the classroom. And I have gained the competency to succeed in the professional world.
“Last semester, I took Public Speaking, and it gave me the interview skills I needed to talk confidently and with fluidity in my interview this past summer when I landed a summer job with the Baltimore Orioles. Wanting to find a student job as well, I contacted a Notre Dame sports blogger and eventually got a job as the 2013–14 beat writer for Notre Dame men’s basketball. This job allowed me to dive headfirst into the world of sports journalism and gave me the chance to sit up in the press box during Notre Dame football games and interview players and coaches.
“With postgraduation plans of moving back to Baltimore and getting a sports journalism position in that area (hopefully with the Orioles), Holy Cross has helped me get my foot in the door in my desired field of work.
Mike Franz ’16
As part of the Four Pillars, you will participate in service learning throughout the local and global community. Activities include helping community members with their taxes, teaching children, providing companionship to the elderly, and more.
“The most significant part about the Holy Cross experience is growing and developing into a well-rounded individual who is an asset to the future of our society. I am confident that no matter what stage of life I am in, I can always rely on the gifts Holy Cross has given me to help me through any situation.”
“It was my dream to be the next Rudy and make it into Notre Dame, but after my first semester at Holy Cross, I had already declared my major and decided I wanted to stay. I fit in here. I felt like I was meant to be here. You can only put into words so much what it’s like to live the Holy Cross experience. It is beyond any other I’ve ever had. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Karlee Dillon ’15
Service in the community ‘‘
‘‘the Beginning of your SucceSSful future
One hundred percent of our students complete an internship in their field of study.
Center for Community Justice
City of Indianapolis’ Mayor’s Office
The Villages Daily Sun (FL)
Downtown South Bend
Fanning Howey Architects
Greenlight Media (Ireland)
Hilltop Wealth Solutions
IU Health La Porte Dental Center
Knights of Columbus
Ladies of Charity
LehmanBrown International Accountants (China)
Lighthouse Autism Center
Quinlan & Fabish Music Company
Radio Sabor Latina
Regional Radio Sports Network
RE/MAX North Central
Sanel NV–Panasonic (Belgium)
South Bend Silver Hawks Minor League Baseball Team
Southern District of New York United States Probation Office
St. Joseph County Jail
Studebaker National Museum
Terre Haute Police Department
Tiffin University Football Office
Wuesthoff Health System
Zimmer Medical Supplies
finding your career PathWe take a special interest in helping you determine your career direction. In fact, you won’t leave campus until you’ve explored an internship in your area of study. To make that happen, we collaborate with businesses and organizations to make sure you get the best learning experience possible. At the end of your internship, you may even be offered postgraduate employment, like so many other Holy Cross students.
Recent Internship Sites
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My time at the Lighthouse Autism Center allowed me to see the variety of therapy that can be done with individuals on the autism spectrum. It confirmed that I want to work in the field of applied behavioral analysis therapy. Also, I was able to travel to Prague, Czech Republic, to attend the World Psychiatric Conference. This was an eye-opening experience I wouldn’t have had elsewhere; Holy Cross was one of the only student groups in attendance. The various travel and professional opportunities I’ve taken advantage of have helped me discern what I want to do as not only my job but also my vocation.
Bridget McCullough ’15
Studying: Psychology and Communications
Internship: Lighthouse Autism Center in Mishawaka, Indiana
The most exhilarating part of my summer internship was shadowing the director of business development. I learned how creating partnerships generates new business opportunities. I also learned how to provide innovative ideas to improve company efficiency and proactively find ways of generating new streams of revenue. I was even offered a position with the company when the summer was over. If you aspire to be a leader or effective communicator, you need to be a master of all trades. Holy Cross offers you that holistic approach to education.
Robert Lulgjuraj ’15
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Studying: Philosophy and Business
Internship: Quicken Loans in Detroit, Michigan
Zoe Bauer ’15
Studying: Business and Communications
Internship: Phoenix Suns in Phoenix, Arizona
fulfilling careerS that make a difference
Holy Cross alumni thrive as account executives, university admissions counselors, teachers, business owners, managers, lawyers, and more in businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the military. They enter respected graduate programs to continue their education. Most important, they take the values, skills, and knowledge they learned here and share it with others, showing the world what it means to be a Holy Cross Saint.
A Selection of Recent Alumni Graduate Schools
Ball State University
Drake University Law School
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indiana University South Bend
Louisiana State University
Montessori Institute of America
University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame Law School
A Selection of Recent Alumni Employers
Advantage Home Services
Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Center for Women in Transition
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
Fifth Third Bank
Habitat for Humanity
Hawaii Escrow & Title
Indiana Renewable Energy Association
Indiana State Fair
Knights of Columbus Insurance
Memorial Medical Group
Meridian Title Corp.
Minnesota United FC Professional Soccer Team
RelaDyne Midtown Petroleum
St. Edwards University
St. Joseph County Sherriff
St. Thomas Moore School
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Tire Rack Corporation
United States Army
United States Postal Service
Universal Bearings LLC
University of Notre Dame
Vrdolyak Law Group
Williams Aerial & Mapping
WW Technology Group
While at Holy Cross, I interned at the retirement house of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. I went on the Latino Immigration and Culture experience in South Bend. I served boys at the Juvenile Correctional Facility. I have learned many things through each experience, and I had devoted professors to guide and support me. Holy Cross College prepared me to continue to study theology at one of the most outstanding Catholic universities. I cannot even express all of the ways Holy Cross College has formed me. I have been warmly welcomed and loved there. I have felt at home. I always smile as I think of Holy Cross College, where I am loved and love people.
Sr. Kim Tran, OP ’13
Current Graduate School:
University of Notre Dame, Master of Divinity Program
Approximately 85% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
I had an internship with the Phoenix Suns, primarily in the premium sales department. I learned that to be successful in sales, you must be a good relationship builder. The experience provided me with insight into the business world but also made me realize that this is the type of work I can see myself doing in the future. I was fortunate enough to obtain a job through this internship, and I am very excited to see where my career will take me. Holy Cross has helped shape the man I have become. Not only have I grown up significantly, but I have been given a job. If not for the internship experience, I am not sure if I would have had this unique opportunity.
viSit uSTake a campus tour. Meet with professors who teach topics of interest to you. Speak with current students about what it’s like to be a Holy Cross Saint. We offer a variety of ways for you to try out the Holy Cross experience:
• Shadow Days• Game Day Saturdays• Saints Saturdays• Customized Visits
To learn more and schedule a campus visit, go to hcc-nd.edu/visit.
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