Current Students & Alumni

The 2013 Candidate Performance Report published by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) which is responsible for the nationwide CPA exam, ranks schools by program size. Within the group of 245 universities in our size category, we rank 37 in terms of pass rates for first time exam sittings. This puts us in the top 20% nationwide for our size!
Congratulations to the winners of the 3rd Annual iChallenge! The iChallenge took place on November 19, 2013 and is a 3-minute oral pitch competition for innovative ideas and ideals, open to all current SEU students.
  • 1st Place: Jake Lane, Kid Print 3D
  • 2nd Place: Alia Russell, S.O.A.R. (Systematically Obtain Advancement Resources)
  • 3rd Place: Matt Ornstein, DriFit Scrubs
Honey McKinley, MAHS '10, was accepted to Antioch University's Leadership and Change Ph.D. program.
Adriana Garcia-Artiles, MACT '14, was hired into a full time position with the Texas State Auditor's Office.
John Warren, DMBA '11, while part of our DMBA program, developed his business plan for an independent game studio that became what is now called Minicore Studios. With a team of very skilled developers, they  have been working on their first major release, a 2D "platformer" for the PC called The Sun at Night for the last three years. The game has received a great deal of attention during its development over the last several years from major industry press, and John has become a common fixture on the indie game speaking circuit.
Congratulations to the winners of the 8th Annual Business Plan Competition which took place on April 5, 2014.
  • 1st place: Derek Davies, University Market
  • 2nd place: Charles Kahle and Catherine Hennessy, Austin Mobil Bike Services 
  • 3rd place: Cole Mathis, Evan Pun and Travis Wilson, Provefit

Eric Boshart '14, an Economics major, English Writing minor and Summer Academic Excellence Award recipient, was accepted to UCLA's Film Production MFA program, one of 15 students chosen from a pool of 1,400 applicants. He was also admitted to New York Film Academy and Columbia College Chicago.

Alicia Jude Olivier '17, Business LLC student and Finance Major, was selected to attend the prestigious Goldman Sachs Women's Leadership Camp, a one-day program for undergraduate freshman and sophomore women who are interested in learning more about the financial services industry and summer internships at the firm.

Stefanie Smith '14, International Business major and French minor, was accepted into the Peace Corps. 

Regina Vatterott '16, Entrepreneurship major, has co-founded and is Chief Operating Officer of InspireVive, an organization with the mission of inspiring people to volunteer and helping them network with charities and non-profits which need volunteers.

Business Students Gain Job and Internship Experience

Katherine Dreyfuss '12, Finance major, has successfully landed a job after completing a class assignment that challenged her to find a career mentor in her field, conduct a job inquiry interview, submit her resume for an internship with the company, and experience a "mock interview" with her career mentor. Dreyfuss was offered that internship and is now part of the Frost Bank Treasury Management Team here in Austin.

Kendall Severa '15, Marketing major, turned her internship with Bazaar Voice into a paid job.

Luke Duncan '13, Marketing major, translated an internship at GoodyBag into a full time position and currently works at Ticketbud in Business Development.

Cindy Castillo '14, Management major, has just received a full time job offer at Keller Williams. She has been interning at Keller Williams during spring 2014.

Matt Konrad '15, Management major, has turned his part time job at the Marriott into a Hotel Management Internship for fall 2014.

Cynthia Ochoa-Montemayor 14, Accounting major, has been an intern in Q2's accounting department, a postion which she obtained through the on-campus Job Fair. Upon graduation, she will move into a full time accounting position.

Tanner Green '15, Accounting major, has been working part time at Plainview, Inc. with accounting responsibilities for their Canadian clients. This summer he is assigned additional responsibilities that involve assisting the firm's international tax contractor for an audit. He will earn internship credit for his work this summer.

Robert Burgess '13, MACT '17, is working in an internship at Atchley & Associates, CPAs in Austin, Texas.