Loyola University Chicago

College of Arts & Sciences

Angelo Jesus Canta

See how a Loyola degree helped them stand out, succeed

In today's economy, recent college graduates face fierce competition for jobs and positions in graduate and professional schools. Here are six members of Loyola's Class of 2017 who definitely stand out from the crowd.

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See how a Loyola degree helped them stand out, succeed

Angelo Jesus Canta

Major: Theology, minor in visual communications and catholic studies
Post-graduate plans: Media fellowship in New York

What are your post-graduation plans?
I will be working with America Media in New York on an O’Hare Post-Graduate Media Fellowship. So I will be doing a lot of really exciting media things for them, while living and working in New York. Followed by that, I’ll go to graduate school to get my PhD in theology.

What made you decide to pursue the O’Hare Fellowship?
I applied for this fellowship because of my background in graphic design and I thought it would be really exciting to take the year off from school but still be productive. I’m currently an undergraduate fellow in the Bill and Joan Hank Center and my role is to keep the website and our online presence updated. That’s what’s really given me the drive to pursue theology and the O’Hare Fellowship because I love working with people but I also like being behind-the-scenes.

How do you think being a student at Loyola helped you get to where you are today?
I certainly wouldn’t have been a theology major if I hadn’t chosen Loyola. I came into Loyola as a physics major and it wasn’t until my honors class required me to engage theology that I thought about having that as my minor. Being afforded a catholic education helped me cement my career goals. A great testament to Loyola is their education being both inside and outside of the classroom, and through my work at the Hank Center I’ve grown to understand what it means to engage the world academically and non-academically.