What was once considered simply "going green" has moved from community gardens to the corporate boardrooms. Businesses and governments of all sizes now consider managing their financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities a top priority. Blend in Xavier's unique Jesuit teaching and ethical philosophy—and you'll soon be enjoying the fruits of a flourishing and in-demand career.
Students gain hands-on experience doing research projects and field trips on economic sustainability.
Make the world a better place when you put sustainability topics to practice. You'll have opportunities to recommend and implement innovative, sustainable business practices for local organizations—including Xavier.
Xavier has decreased their energy consumption by 17.5 percent and Cincinnati has switched to 100 percent renewable electricity, reducing the city's carbon footprint by about 550,000 tons per year, the equivalent of eliminating 104,000 cars off the road.
Through the program's three experiential learning elements–field trips, elective practicums/internships and the program capstone–you're able to utilize resources from inside and outside the University.
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average starting salary for 2015 sustainability graduates
Fortune 500 companies in Cincinnati
Xavier graduates across the globe
At Xavier, a great education comes with a supportive campus and a city full of opportunity. All students have access to a professional, executive mentor through our nationally known Mentor Program.
Sally Gladwell was the kind of kid who was concerned about the energy efficiency of her family home, so it’s no surprise that she helped launch Xavier’s recycling program when she was a biology student in the early 1990s.
Cuba is hot! Pope Francis visited in September 2015. President Obama is the first American Commander-in-Chief since Calvin Coolidge to stroll the cobblestones of Havana. But Xavier's already been there—twice. In early January 2015, Scott Quertimont, an undergraduate international business major in the Williams College of Business, found himself discovering Cuba one conversation at a time.
For someone who didn’t know what he wanted to do when he came to college, Tai Piazza sure made the most of his Xavier experience. Now he travels around the world for the company that turned his internship into a full-time job.
Graduates of the Williams College of Business have gone onto work at
Ohio National Financial Services
Western & Southern