What Can I Do With a Business or Accounting Major?
Deidra majored in accounting and French while also playing the flute in the band. When she decided that she wanted to work for one of the Big Four accounting firms, she paid her own way to an interview with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago. Once they met her, however, they were so impressed that they offered to reimburse her expenses on the spot. Deidra currently serves as a manager at the firm.
Graduates have been placed at some of the most important businesses in the country, while many choose to stay in Sioux Falls, rising to leadership positions closer to home. Several have continued their study in MBA programs. Those who became CPAs are immersed in practice at national, regional, and local firms. Many have achieved partner status.
Business Administration alumni include:
- Jackie (Freeberg) Just ’99
Owner/Designer, Just Bloomed. The January 2010 issue of Brides magazine featured one of Jackie's designs in a full-page illustration!
- Scott Barth ’91
Managing Partner, Southwest Wisconsin Region for Thrivent Financial.
- Jeff Partridge ’92
Owner, Partridge Financial. Read about Jeff's career path and his business philosophy.
- Julie (Gifford) Cusher ’04
Interactive Marketing Operations Lead, Lenovo
- Nick Gustafson ’04
Broker Associate, Bender Commercial Real Estate. Nick attended Augie as a Regent Scholar; his real estate career is marked by numerous noteable transactions.
- Micah Aberson '04
Director of Business Development, Lawrence and Schiller.
Recent Accounting alumni include:
- Leah (Kooren) VanDam, '02
Audit Manager, McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
- Brenin Molden, '09
- Lisa (Johnson) Lentz
- Julie Kafka
Partner, Eide Bailly