Alumni Spotlight - Taylor Ruisch

"Oh when the saints go marching in, When the saints go marching in..”. Today we recognize Saint Thomas Aquinas alum, Taylor Ruisch ‘13.
 
Taylor is an Associate in the Human Capital Management division at Goldman Sachs in New York City. We were fortunate to have her as a guest speaker at our Alumni Speaker Series event in 2019. Her message to students was twofold; she addressed the process of selecting a college including what to expect and how to prepare and then shared the many ways Saint Thomas Aquinas prepared her for college, life and work at Goldman Sachs. This past year, she was able to reach Aquinas students while serving as a virtual guest-judge at several debate and forensics tournaments. In her observations, she was, “very impressed by the resilience of Aquinas students over the last year and their dedication to staying involved, working hard, and learning new things even in a challenging environment”.
 
Taylor sees the benefits a strong Aquinas alumni network has to offer - like exposing students to new perspectives, careers, and paths that they may have not considered before. “I think engaging with alumni is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn from all kinds of people who were once in their shoes, and ensure they get the most out of their experience at STA.” Taylor is happy to mentor anyone interested in moving to the east coast or exploring Cornell opportunities.
 
Taylor’s words of wisdom for students: “Shoot for the moon! Whether it is trying out for a team or applying to colleges, the worst thing that can happen is it is not the right fit while the best thing that can happen is that you’ve changed your life! If I hadn't applied to reach colleges, for example, I would not have ended up at Cornell University and I am so thankful that I had an amazing support network who encouraged me to try it all.”
 
If you’re a Saint Thomas Aquinas alum and are interested in being a mentor or guest speaker, email Amber Krumbholz Schreiber, '98, Advancement Officer-Alumni Relations, at [email protected] or call 913.319.2443, there’s always room for more...“Oh Lord I want to be in that number, When the saints go marching in…”.
 
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