Loyola University Chicago

Commencement

Marquitta Dixon

See how a Loyola degree helped them stand out, succeed

In today’s economy, recent college graduates face fierce competition for jobs and positions in graduate and professional schools. Here are six members of Loyola’s Class of 2016 who definitely stand out from the crowd.

Marquitta Dixon

Major: Sociology
Job: Relationship manager at Bank of America in Chicago

Talk a little about your job and what you’ll be doing.
I’ll spend most of my time focusing on deepening and building new relationships with clients. I’ll be advising, designing, and selling the best customized financial solutions, products, and services to individuals and small businesses.

How did Loyola prepare you for your job?
Loyola provided the resources and support I needed to find my passion in financial planning and wealth management. Loyola also taught me that many skills are transferrable. So how well you can apply what you’ve learned in class—in addition to your work experience—can make a big difference when looking for a job.

Any advice for students who will be graduating next year?
Keep working hard and remain encouraged. Senioritis is real, but you’ve made it this far, so go out with a bang! Take this year to build relationships with your classmates and professors because this will be the beginning of your professional network. And we all know how essential a network is.