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Success Stories

Where are our graduates now?

  • 29% of our students go to graduate school immediately upon graduating
  • 54% work initially then go on to graduate school within 5 years of graduating
  • 21% work in the financial services industry
  • 11% work in the legal industry
  • 10% work in the medical industry
  • 7% work for the government
  • 7% work for non-profits
  • The median salary is $55,000 for graduates between one and five years out

“BSC is a community where students and faculty work together to achieve greater understanding. The most valuable aspect of studying in the Business program at BSC is the emphasis on incorporating business education into the entire liberal arts experience.”
--Chris Herrington ‘05 / Business
Ph.D. Student, Economics, Arizona State University

Alumni stories:

Jordan Hardy ’09Jordan Hardy ’09
Jordan’s not your typical business major: As a BSC student, she played on the women’s golf team, and she’s currently pursuing a career on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour.  But, she says, her experience at Birmingham-Southern was invaluable in preparing her for this part of her career. She credited her business professors with shaping her into a strong generalist, prepared to tackle anything she runs across.

“I am the product of a business program that equips a student with much more than marketing campaigns and financial statements,” she said. “This, combined with a liberal arts education, gave me a greater arsenal of creativity and connectivity to use in the business world. I was taught to think critically, and encouraged to bridge the gap between my particular concentration of study and those classes that fulfilled my liberal arts education. Learning this skill better prepared me for a “real” world experience.”

J.J. Jaxon III ’98
J.J. Jaxon III ’98J.J. is a managing director of Credit Suisse within its Investment Banking Division, based in New York. He was recently promoted to co-head the bank’s equity capital markets origination efforts for financial institutions and real estate businesses, which includes depository institutions, insurance, specialty finance, asset managers, REITs, and homebuilders. Prior to his role in Equity Capital Markets, J.J. was a senior member of the bank’s Equity Linked Origination team, responsible for originating, structuring, and executing transactions for financial institutions, financial sponsors and corporations through the use of equity derivatives and convertible securities.

 “The business program at Birmingham-Southern helped provide me with a solid foundation to move into the world of finance,” J.J. said. “In hindsight, team activities and projects at BSC were most relevant to the day-to-day of my career because effective teamwork is critical to bringing the resources of a large, global firm to clients in a way that is both timely and thoughtful.  The liberal arts education and fundamentals of leadership taught at Birmingham-Southern are applicable across all borders and all disciplines because they simply help prepare students to use available resources effectively and produce results.”