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Alumni Stories

Widen your Perspective

Our alumni have chosen a wide variety of careers throughout the world, seeking to serve God as well as become leaders in their professions. In 2014, the Washington Post listed Westmont as No. 15 in the nation for colleges and universities with the greatest salary growth between average starting and average mid-career salaries.

Alumni Stories

Alec Avedissian Alec Avedissian '08
Eco-friendly entrepreneur

Morgan Vigil Morgan Vigil '11
Innovative computer scientist

Justin Zoradi Justin Zoradi '04
Educating in Africa

Megan Alexander Megan Shrader Alexander ’02
Television correspondent

Christina Mei Hicks Christina Mei Hicks '07
Graphic designer in the Czech Republic

Andrea Owen Andrea Owen '10
Medical student at UT Southwestern in Dallas

Ryan Zoradi Ryan Zoradi '08
Venture capitalist with a global perspective

Gloria Armieda Gloria Armieda '09
Senior designer at Reader’s Digest

Garrett Fujiwara Garrett Fujiwara '08
Program manager for HOPE International

Diana Small Diana Small '09
MFA Candidate in Playwriting and Poetry

Nate Williams Nate Williams ’10
Frontier market investing from Beijing

Andrea Owen Elisabeth Morrison Meikle '07
Occupational therapist

Career Opportunities


Pursue your calling in life through your studies and hands-on experiences like internships. Businesses and organizations in Santa Barbara and San Francisco love Westmont students and offer many opportunities to explore your gifts, unearth new passions and inform your future. Internships expose you to potential careers and help you find direction for life after Westmont.

Explore Career Development and Calling

San Francisco Chronicle
Keller Williams Realty
Oakland Raiders (NFL)
San Francisco Giants (MLB)
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
HarperOne Publishers
ThinkEquity Investments
Santa Barbara Food Bank
Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office
Casa Esperanza Homeless Center

Graduate School

About 70 percent of Westmont students attend graduate school, enrolling in leading institutions such as Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, Dartmouth, Caltech and many others. Opportunities to conduct significant undergraduate research with faculty and close relationships with professors help our students build impressive resumes and receive excellent recommendations. Among our pre-med students, 91 percent get accepted to medical school.

Career Placement

Within 18 months of graduating, 95 percent of our alums find work, get an internship or attend graduate school. Westmont’s Career Development and Calling Office offers many career services, helping students understand who God created them to be, express and use their unique gifts, and make meaningful vocational choices. You can take advantage of their personalized assistance your first year at Westmont.

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