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Career Outcomes

Ryan Schmid, ’07 MBA, smiles in a suit and tie, in front of Vera Whole Health building signage.

A Healthy Dose of Empathy

This spring will mark the 15th anniversary of Vera Whole Health winning the Albers School of Business Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition. As founder and CEO of Vera Whole Health—now a $400 million company revolutionizing health care—Ryan Schmid, ’07 MBA, reflects on his journey as an entrepreneur and how Seattle University and its Jesuit and Catholic-based teaching principles contributed to making his vision a thriving reality.

Per Andersen, ’21, wearing a Sellen construction hat and an orange safety vest, poses with a tablet displaying blueprints.

Success By Design

For Per Anderson, ’21, what began as an internship with Sellen Construction transitioned into a career post-graduation. Many of the skills he learned from his Seattle University coursework are valuable in his day-to-day work, from communications to problem solving. “Being able to communicate well is the biggest thing that I got from Seattle University and I’m very thankful. Seeing stuff being installed … really helped me understand how to design. It made me a better student by giving me more background, so it was easier to pick up concepts in school.”

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Many companies and industry leaders employ graduates of Seattle University and offer internships and practicums to current students. Here’s a sampling of employers:

  • Amazon
  • The Boeing Company
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Deloitte
  • Expeditors
  • Ernst & Young
  • F5 Networks
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. 
  • King County
  • Microsoft
  • Moss Adams
  • Nordstrom
  • Parametric Portfolio Associates 
  • Peace Corps 
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • Seattle Public Schools
  • Seattle University
  • Sound Mental Health
  • Starbucks
  • T-Mobile
  • U. S. Army
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Virginia Mason 
  • Zillow 
  • Zulily

Source: Seattle University’s Class of 2020 First Destination Survey