"I am currently working for Ernst & Young LLP in the FSO Tax Service Line – Financial Services. My clients are mainly banks; I provide services regarding solutions for international tax issues or any state and local compliance work. However, I will return to the Citadel this summer to pursue my MBA.
The Citadel School of Business provided a well-rounded education that included all business functions. During my studies, I was able to build a foundation by learning the complexity and linkage of different business units for a successful outcome. Also, my clients, company leaders and peers have recognized the The Citadel's emphasis on ethics, hard work, and time management. The personal relationships with my professors helped direct me into the perfect professional world for my interests and skill set. Additionally, the tremendous alumni network was a great tool for advice during my job search."
Class of 2015
“The Citadel is truly a unique institution and overall experience. While immersed in a military environment and balancing a challenging academic curriculum, I also learned some of the most important ‘soft skills’. Many of these skills – the ability to build relationships and command trust, a healthy respect for superiors, peers and subordinates, efficient delegation of responsibilities and multi-tasking, and even the ability to maintain an appropriate physical appearance – are most effectively or can only be developed outside of a classroom. The Citadel forced me to ‘learn to follow’ before earning the respect and responsibility to lead. I cannot emphasize enough how important this hands-on experience with the Citadel’s unique leadership model helped prepare me for a highly-competitive and challenging career in finance. No matter how early or advanced in one’s career, you will always be required to simultaneously lead and follow – even the most accomplished CEOs are held accountable to their Board and shareholders. Nearly ten years later, I am still realizing how my experience as a cadet impacted me personally and prepared me to succeed.”
James (Jason) M. Russell IV
Class of 2007
Vice President, Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Division
“My advice for every cadet in the Business School is to make the most of your experience! Fully utilize the Mentor Association – it’s a key ingredient of the school’s secret sauce, shed the grays and study abroad for a semester, and pick up a minor or otherwise learn a technology-related skill – computer science / financial modeling is applicable to almost anything you’re going to do after school.”
Class of 2010
Business / Data Analyst, Google (San Francisco, CA)