Hot job market in Des Moines means more success for Simpson grads

We’re so close to the Des Moines metroplex, you can see your future from here.
According to ZipRecruiter, a job search website, Des Moines was the fifth best city in the country for finding a job in the first quarter of this year.

Simpson graduates are finding those jobs — even before they graduate!

Here’s proof:

*Abby Lantzky graduates this spring, but she already has accepted a full-time position with the Principal Financial Group. How did they hear about her? Because Abby served an internship there.

*Casey Croson will graduate from Simpson this spring after only three years on campus with a double major in math and computer science. At a STEM Career Fair held on campus in February, she met representatives of IMT Insurance, who encouraged her to apply for a job in the company’s IT department. She did, and landed a job after graduation as a programmer.

*After Katie Lambert graduates, she’ll start work this fall for Deloitte as an audit associate. How did she get the job? Her professor, Shane Cox, knows the senior manager at Deloitte and helped Katie get accepted in the spring of 2013 to Deloitte’s Summer Leadership Program.

*Senior Taylor Johnson has accepted a full-time job in the National Agricultural Statistics Service for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A summer internship led to a part-time job there her senior year.

*Kaitlyn Lipovac will be teaching this fall in the Ankeny School District. “One of the reasons I chose Simpson was for its location,” she says. “Because of our close proximity to a variety of schools, I have experienced so much without even having my own classroom yet…. The opportunities that Simpson’s education program gave me is what will help me this fall and for years to come. Looking back, I couldn’t have made a better choice than Simpson College!”

*Kylie Van Houten, a math and computer science major, heard from one of her math professors about an internship at the Principal Financial Group. Because of her computer science background, she received an internship in the IT department as a Quality Assurance Analyst. She worked full-time this past summer and was offered a full-time position after graduation. “It has made senior year less stressful knowing what I am going to do after graduation, and it all fell together really well because of the connections the professors have here with the Des Moines community.”

*Russ Fairfield will graduate this May with an Exercise Science and Sports Administration major with a coaching minor. He has accepted a position with Crossfit Afterburn in West Des Moines.

*Alissa Deutsch will start work this fall at KPMG as an audit associate. The job offer came — in her junior year — because she had worked there as an intern. “I would have not had the opportunity if it wasn’t for Professor (Shane) Cox and alumni of KPMG  helping me get connected with the company, and the rest of my professors preparing me for the internship,” she says.

*Lindsey Borgomainerio has a job as a Rehab Tech at the Mercy Physical Therapy Clinic in Indianola. The job follows an internship there, which she is finishing as her psychology practicum at Simpson.

The people who hire in Des Moines know the value of a Simpson education because of our vast network of alumni in the metro area.

Simpson’s reputation works!

In addition, our guaranteed internship program and close ties with the largest employers in Des Moines mean Simpson students land the all-important internships that give them a head start on their careers.

Our location is perfect. Our college experience is the best. Our students are finding success every day.

Check out Simpson College today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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