CHC Dean’s Jan '24 Monthly Message

From thesis to career - we want your story! 

It’s the beginning of winter term in Chapman Hall and 2024 is off to a busy start. In the CHC, one of our goals for this year is to help students see more clearly how the thesis process can set them on their desired career path. While the connection between the thesis and career is evident to students pursuing advanced degrees, we find that students planning to seek employment immediately following graduation need some help understanding the link between the thesis project and their career goals. 

As a faculty member and advisor, students and alums frequently tell me about the doors their theses opened and the skills they honed while completing their project. One alum recently told me that her thesis helped her land a coveted position at Google, while a member of the CHC Advisory Council credits her thesis experience with honing the communication skills and subject matter expertise that launched her career. Another recent alum submitted the video from her Three Minute Thesis presentation to a potential employer so they had a sense of her research and ability to communicate with a broad audience (she got the job). 

We’re asking you to help us better explain how our alumni made the leap from Chapman Hall to their current job with the help of their thesis project. We will be featuring your stories regularly on our website and in various communication channels highlighting CHC alums. We’re especially interested in hearing how your CHC thesis project and process contributed to the job you have today, or your career. What aspects of the thesis process were particularly important? How was your thesis a valuable steppingstone on the path to meaningful employment? 

Please join this initiative and tell your story. You can submit it via this short Qualtrics form or send it via email to We look forward to reading it! 



Carol Stabile 

Acting Dean