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Tracking Class of 2017 Graduates Across the Globe

by Katherine Gortz

A year and a half after graduating from SLU-Madrid, the Class of 2017 graduates are working and studying across the globe. Of the 70 students who graduated in 2017, 91 percent have updated Career Services Coordinator Patrice Burns on their endeavors: 95 percent are either working, volunteering or continuing their education, and they reside in 22 different countries.


Álvaro Sendagorta '17 (far left) poses with the team at Punto JES, a non-profit organization that fosters social entrepreneurship among young adults. Sendagorta is currently developing a digital platform to provide tools, resources and networking opportunities to aspiring social entrepreneurs, an initiative which is being funded by the European Union. The platform will feature a map of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Spain.

The majority of currently employed graduates are in business fields, followed by communications and education. Companies, institutions and organizations now employ our graduates in:

Alumni also reside in Spain and the United States, working for companies such as Ernst & Young, Coldwell Banker West, Catholic Charities Migration & Refugee Service, Cigna, Andabank, and Atlantis. In addition, graduates have reported working as teachers, volunteering with the Peace Corps, and even monitoring the scarlet macaw population in the Peruvian Amazon.

Members of the Class of 2017 are also pursuing advanced degrees at top universities around the world, including Cambridge University in England, IE Business School in Spain, the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica, the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and the University of North Carolina - Charlotte in the U.S.

Our alumni have truly become men and women for others, helping to improve the lives of many and applying their knowledge in the workplace and their academic pursuits. Whatever path they have chosen, SLU-Madrid is proud of each graduate.