Manderson students have ample opportunities for career advancement, and those opportunities are rich in part “because of a strong department of finance with excellent faculty and opportunities to network with alumni.” The “well-developed entrepreneurship and innovation program” will sway many Manderson’s way, especially since the school has “great relationships with large companies for internship and employment opportunities.” For outgoing students, those shots at great positions won’t take long to arise. “The Manderson staff has great corporate connections and the teachers try to make class assignments as similar as possible to real life situations.” In a recent year, 77 percent of the graduating class had accepted a job offer by the time of graduation. Some 91 percent accepted an offer within three months of graduation. The median base salary was about $65,000, with a range between $22,500 and $120,000. The career coordinators that are part of the Manderson Graduate School of Business program arrange individual advising sessions, resume revisions, skills workshops, alumni career panels, and on-campus recruiting programs for both jobs and internships. There are countless opportunities. Over the last few years, students here took internships at companies like Alabama Power, Compass Bank, Sterne Agee, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Chesapeake Consulting, BMW, Red Cross, Wal-Mart, Hewlett Packard, Procter & Gamble, and St. Vincent Hospital.
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