LaMichelle Sanders '14

November 4, 2013

Major: Accounting

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Activities: President of Foreign Language Club, Freshman Leader, Human Resource Assistant

Job After Graduation: Started in July 2014 as a staff accountant at Legacy Professionals LLP, Chicago

SJC helped her get a great job 

LaMichelle is excited about starting her new job after graduation: "I am looking forward to putting my major to use. I like the location that I get to work in--the heart of the city in the downtown area of Chicago. With the help of the Career Development Center, I was able to do mock interviews and fix my resume. My professors gave me the necessary tools; they motivated and believed in me since day one. They always helped me with any questions I needed. They also gave me tips on classwork and on landing a job."


Professors care about your success

The school has a great atmosphere; everyone is very friendly and welcoming, especially the professors. The best thing about SJC is the faculty. The professors really care about you and want you to succeed.

The Core Program

The Core Program does seem a little strange at first, but it helps a great deal with writing and communication skills. I really like that I get the opportunity to do my major every semester I am here instead of having to take gen eds the first two years. The Core Program is what really helps for students to be able to start their major as a freshman.

Start your own club

SJC has a lot of clubs to choose from. There is a lot to do. If someone does not find a club that interests them, they can easily start up their own club. The clubs are student-run.

SJC welcomes all faiths

SJC does a lot with their Campus Ministry Program welcomes all faiths or non-faiths with open arms. They have many campus and off-campus opportunities for participation.

SJC is very affordable

I have the Band Performance Scholarship, Kious-Waugh Grant (SJC Grant), and the SJC Scholarship. This school is very helpful when it comes to affordability.

Explore the Core
  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.