Where is the class of 2012 headed?

Molly Abel

Abel is taking summer classes at Fort Lewis College this summer to finish her psychology degree before moving back home to Moraga, Calif.

She is looking for an internship there before going to graduate school.

“As of now, I just want to relax and not worry about school,” she said. “It’s a really good feeling knowing I’ve come this far.”

Her long-term goal is to open a private family therapy practice.

Matt Morris

Business administration – finance major Morris is looking in the Denver area for jobs. He said he hasn’t received any offers, but he has interviews lined up in financial analytics.

The FLC basketball center earned all-tournament team honors at this year’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament but doesn’t plan on continuing with the sport.

“My immediate plans are to head to the Denver area,” he said. “It’s just where the jobs are.”

Morris said he ultimately would like to get a master’s degree, work his way into a chief financial officer position and possibly be a CEO.

Ryan Williams

Williams said he recently started the job search and has applied for some positions, but he hasn’t found anything yet.

“I’m looking forward to (graduation), but I’m kind of scared, too, because the job market isn’t that great, and the market is pretty saturated with college graduates.”

The business administration – management major said he is keeping his options open, but he’d like to stay in the Durango area.

Sam Varnes

Varnes is moving back to his hometown of Boulder this summer to take LSAT courses before the admissions test in October.

The anthropology major hasn’t decided on a law school yet, but said he is looking for one with an international focus.

Varnes studied abroad while at FLC and participated in the Semester at Sea program, visiting 12 countries.

Ryan Wirth

The FLC soccer goalie has sent his résumé to a sports agent in Switzerland and is hoping to set up a trial to get on the team.

Wirth, a business administration – management major, helped lead the men’s soccer team to the 2011 national championship.

Wirth was born in Switzerland and has dual citizenship, so he hopes it’ll be easier for him to get on a team because he wouldn’t be taking one of the few spots open for foreign players.

If he doesn’t get on a team, Wirth said he will either move to Arizona to try and start a business with a friend or join the Peace Corps.

Jordyn Dahl

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