Every time commencement comes around again we like to celebrate our graduates and highlight a few of their success stories before they walk across the stage. They're moving on in their careers, but they will always be a Redhawk.

First Professional Pilot Cohort Ready to Take to the Skies


The very first professional pilot cohort is getting ready to walk the stage. Tyler Lofton is one of them. He's taking his talents to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport to become a flight instructor and ensure students continue to get the best aviation education in the southeast Missouri region. Read more about Tyler's first step in his career

Before any flight, we do extensive planning before we even walk to the plane. This can take quite a while. We need to inspect all aspects of the plane, ensuring the aircraft is safe to fly. But, once all that is done, you can do what you put all the effort towards, and I find this extremely satisfying.

Tyler Lofton

Southeast Graduate Begins Career at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

aubreywest500x282.jpgAubrey West has a passion for mental and behavioral health. West will graduate with a degree in child and family studies, then she's taking her passions to Saint Louis Children's Hospital to become a mental health coach. Read more about Aubrey's first step in her career. 

I always had a passion to work with kids, even at a young age. I loved volunteering and interacting with them. I just found kids to be fascinating with how their brain works along with their emotions. I chose this path because I believe I can make a difference in children’s lives.

Aubrey West

Environmental Science Major Inspired to Dig Into Missouri Region


Jack Parks has always had a passion for the environment. He wants to make a positive impact with is career. After landing an internship with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, he realize that his home state was the perfect place to start. Read more about Jack's first step in his career

Missouri has a very unique and beautiful environment, and getting to see parts of the Ozark region during my internship with MODNR made me realize that I would love to start my career working with Missouri’s environment.

Jack Parks

Southeast Double Major Puts Finance and Economics to Work for Deutsche Bank

Tanatswa Musunda is heading to the Big Apple. After graduating with a double major in finance and musunda-500x282.jpgeconomics, Musunda will start her career with Deutsche Bank in New York City. With some networking with faculty turning into conferences and internship opportunities, she's feeling prepared to head into the corporate work. Read more about Tanatswa's first step in her career. 

Not only did I acquire a good understanding of the theoretical part of college, but I was also able to get hands-on experience since experimental learning is so important in college.

Tanatswa Musunda

Zobrist Uses Internship at Southeast to Land Cybersecurity Research Job

trevor-zobrist-500x282.jpgTrevor Zobrist worked hard in college to take advantage of opportunities, including landing an important internship. Eventually, he turned that internship into a lucrative job opportunity. Read more about Trevor's first step in his career.  

With my internship, I learned to get to know the people you work with, even outside the professional lens. Getting internships is hard. You have to keep working until it pays off.

Trevor Zobrist

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