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Heath IBEP Class of 2021 Graduate Information

The Heath IBEP Class of 2021 has officially graduated. We were excited to be able to host our second certification ceremony and graduation celebration in person this year. We held an intimate gathering of students and faculty at the UT conference Center in May. Students heard from key program contributors including Haslam College of Business Associate Dean Lane Morris and Executive Steering Committee Member, Ralph Heath.

Our graduates of the 2021 Cohort achieved a great deal during their time at the University of Tennessee:

  • 100% participated in relevant work experience through internships
  • 100% were Volunteers of Distinction
  • 76% graduated with Honors
  • 6 Completed University Honors Programs
  • 4 double-majored

Here is a view of where our students started (black) and where they are going post-graduation (orange).

You can see that students are spreading out across eight states plus one student will be traveling to Australia.

Below is a snapshot of some of the companies that have hired students from this cohort. Industries include aerospace, technology, consumer goods, construction, consulting, and others.


Some first destination placement data on students in the 2021 Cohort:

  • Average Starting Salary: $60K
  • Industry/Graduate School Placement Rate: 94%
  • Grad Schools: University of Tennessee & Purdue

The 2021 cohort has continuously embodied the Volunteer spirit and has grown into true servant leaders. We are so excited to see how our students continue to grow and be successful in the future. As a Heath IBEP contributor, we encourage you to continue participating in the program to help enrich our student’s development.


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