Career Outcomes

IU Southeast prepares you for your dream job

At IU Southeast, we pride ourselves on providing our students with an affordable, world-class education that empowers them to pursue a brighter future.

With its proximity to Louisville, IU Southeast provides students the perfect opportunity to intern at Fortune 500 companies or complete clinicals at one of Kentuckiana’s major healthcare systems.

We’re proud of the brighter futures we’re able to help our students achieve. We’re even prouder when our students return to IU Southeast and entrust us with helping them advance their careers through a master’s degree, such as the two alumni featured below.

99%employed or attending grad school

85%of graduates said their classes were relevant to their career goals

8 of 10alumni felt IU Southeast prepared them for their careers

Employers of recent IU Southeast grads

  • Bandy Carroll Hellige
  • Baptist Healthcare
  • Beam Suntory
  • Brown-Forman
  • Columbia University
  • ConAgra
  • DonLevy Laboratories
  • Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
  • Ernst & Young
  • FBI
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Floyd County Prosecutors Office
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
  • Humana
  • Indiana Department of Revenue
  • Kellogg Company
  • Kentucky OneHealth
  • Kentucky State University Athletics
  • Louisville Metro Government
  • Lucas Oil
  • New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Oldham Country Board of Education
  • Pandora
  • PetFirst Healthcare
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Rivera Group
  • Samtec
  • Solid Light
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • UPS Airlines
  • WDRB
  • Yum! Brands

The average salary of IU Southeast graduates one year after graduation is $43,346.

- 2020 IU-First Destination Survey

Meet Jonathan Salazar

Jonathan Salazar, IU Southeast Alumni

Jonathan Salazar

Senior global digital manager

Jack Daniel’s Brown-Forman, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky

Degrees received from IU Southeast
• B.S. in Business with dual concentrations in International Business and Marketing, May 2013
• Master of Business Administration, May 2021

Working full-time when he began college, Jonathan chose IU Southeast because it was the best fit for his life. IU Southeast provided him with proximity to work and home, a quality degree in his chosen field, and affordability.

Born in Mexico and raised in southern Indiana, Jonathan chose International Business and Marketing as his fields of study. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Jonathan completed three internships—one at Indiana Small Business Development Center, another at StrADegy Advertising (now Fieldtrip), and a third at Brown-Forman.

The last internship landed him a job at Brown-Forman, one of the largest spirits companies in the world. After six years of advancing through the ranks at Brown-Forman, Jonathan now leads global digital strategy for Jack Daniel’s.

As a testament to his trust in an IU Southeast education, Jonathan chose to return to IU Southeast to pursue his M.B.A., which he plans to complete in May 2021.

Meet Hayley Little

Hayley Little, IU Southeast Alumni

Hayley Little

School counselor

Silver Creek Middle School in Sellersburg, Indiana

Degrees received from IU Southeast
• B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice, May 2015
• M.S.Ed. with a major in Counseling, May 2018

Hayley chose IU Southeast for a variety of reasons, including proximity to home, smaller class sizes, and their cheerleading program.

Because of the small class sizes, Hayley felt that she had more opportunity to connect with her professors. When she didn’t feel comfortable asking a question in front of the group, Hayley always felt comfortable and welcomed to visit her professors before or after class for help.

Like Jonathan, Hayley also chose IU Southeast to earn her M.S.Ed. in Counseling, which has led to her current position as school counselor at Silver Creek Middle School, where she oversees the personal, academic, and career development needs of the students.

For future students, Hayley recommends gaining as much hands-on experience as possible, whether that be job shadowing, field experience, or internships. Through the field experience Hayley gained in her graduate studies, Hayley felt well-prepared and confident to begin her new career in school counseling.

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