In relentless in pursuit of the future
From connections forged in the classroom to career networking that will take you places
you've only dreamed of, UM students go on to become successful graduates who love
to lend a hand when it comes to lifting up the next generation.
More than 100,000 UM students have been minted UM alumni since our inaugural Commencement
ceremony in 1898 celebrated first graduates Ella Robb Glenny and Eloise Knowles. With
bonds formed on campus and knowledge acquired in and outside the classroom, today's
graduates continue to serve society, our communities and one another.
It all adds up
Stella Hyde became enthralled with accounting after her first class in UM's College
of Business and it wasn't long before she started spending nearly all her time in
the Gallagher Business Building. Her involvement across the college led her to not
one but four internships with some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious accounting
'The best decision I made was attending UM'
In 2022, the acceptance rate for students who graduated from UM's pre-med advising
program was a whopping 70%. For reference, the national average medical school acceptance
rate is 41%. These numbers don't lie: It's clear that UM's pre-med formula of student
support and intensive academic advising is working.
Behind the scenes
Six filmmakers from UM were part of a small movie crew that built a replica of the
Unabomber’s cabin and shot 400 hours of footage on the property for the feature-length
movie "Ted K" that was released in 2022.
“It was my first job working in the assistant camera department and it was a wild
ride,” says media arts graduate Caelan Fisher.
From student to teacher
The need for music educators across Montana is at a crisis level in rural and non-rural
districts. Luckily, graduates of UM's School of Music are ready to step into these
roles across the state and beyond.
Prepared to serve
Missoula College is training nationally certified paramedics at a time when increased
skills in emergency medicine are critically needed. The four-semester program requires
1,000 hours of hands-on experience in clinical settings, ensuring graduates are prepared
for the job on Day 1.
“Our students are exposed to all sorts of health care professionals, and our involvement
with them makes this program strong, because they get to see a wide array of other
careers and understand that anything in medicine requires a team,” says program director
Dave McEvoy. “There are world-class people teaching this program, and I couldn’t be
prouder of the quality of what these people are doing.”
Once a Griz, always a Griz
Your degree may only take a few years, but being a Grizzly is forever. As a UM grad, you’ll be part of our Griz community, wherever you go and whatever you do.
Opportunity from every angle
Major in something you love
Internships are key
Listen, analyze, decide
“UM is really the gaming center of Montana right now and I never dreamed this would
be an opportunity for me. I’m beyond grateful to be doing something I love and actually
majoring in it.”
- SOLLY ALBERTSON-GORE, MEDIA ARTS - GAME DESIGN AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA
“I think the internship program is key to being able to make an informed decision
about what you want to do with your degree because at least 50% of knowing what you
want to do is knowing what you don’t want to do."
- CHARLES LUTHER, MASTER OF ACCOUNTANCY
“I gained the ability to listen to diverse sets of policyholders and then to come
up with solutions for bigger picture decisions. The MPA helped me learn to analyze
and look at the way things work before making decisions.”
- NICK MILLS, WILDLIFE BIOLOGY AND MPA 4+1 PROGRAM
students on the eSports team
in nation for promoting public service
business school in the Big Sky Conference
Fulbright student scholars
wildlife biology program in North America
Udall scholarship recipients