“We Hire Biola”

Well-rounded. Strong character. Teachable. Experienced. Influential. Just some of the words employers use to describe Biola grads. Learn why companies and organizations are eager to hire from Biola.

By The Numbers

Alumni Success

Biola graduates have a strong record of securing good jobs and being admitted to leading graduate programs. Recent studies of Biola alumni indicate that:

  • 87%

were employed or admitted to graduate school within six months of graduation (compared to 75% of graduates from all other schools across the Western United States).

  • 44%

went on to receive a master's degree or higher within 10 years — almost five times higher than the achievement rate for U.S. adults.


Prepared for Impact

Employers Love Biola

Employers regularly tell us how impressed they are by the caliber of our graduates — which is why so many of them come back to us whenever they have recruiting needs. Here are just some of the qualities that set Biola graduates apart.

A Robust Academic Foundation.

Biola is ranked in the top tier of national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Our graduates regularly continue on to prestigious graduate programs at such institutions as Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, Stanford, USC, UCLA and Notre Dame.

Lieberman Research Worldwide

  • ... There is one school, Biola University, that is actually known within the company and among the HR staff as producing employees and long-term leaders that perform on par — and even better overall — than those from the prestigious UC or private universities. While the number of employees hired is much smaller, Biola grads are almost inevitably successful within the very demanding and stressful research and consulting arena.”
  • David Pearson
  • David S. Pearson
    V.P. General Manager

Well-rounded Education.

Biola is intentional about developing the whole person, producing graduates who can communicate well, ask thoughtful questions, think critically, solve problems and work effectively in diverse teams.

Paramount Unified School District

  • There is something very special about Biola graduates. A lot of it has to do with the warmth and love they exude in working with our children. We have never ever regretted hiring a Biola graduate. They are wonderful individuals and our principals love them.”
  • Ruth Perez
  • Dr. Ruth Perez
    Superintendent

An Emphasis on Character.

As Biola prepares students for successful careers, we desire for them to be excellent not just in what they do, but also in how they do it — with integrity and care for others.

Eclectic Associates

  • Financial advisors deal with one of the most personal areas of our clients’ lives. ... We need them to be ethical, trustworthy and totally honest in their interactions with our clients. Six of our eight advisors are Biola graduates and all of them exemplify these qualities perfectly.”
  • David K. Little
  • David K. Little, CFP, CFA
    President

Mentoring Relationships.

With small class sizes, Biola students can develop close relationships with faculty experts.

PIH Health Hospital

  • Biola nursing graduates are a gift to our community and to the nursing profession. The rigor and preparation both personally and professionally for their future in nursing makes them 'standout' candidates in the competitive job market today. ... They are uniquely poised to create a new level of excellence in nursing that will demonstrate the intrinsic value of the profession to the world.”
  • Reanna J. Thompson
    Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer

Real-world Experience.

Nearly 90 percent of Biola’s undergraduate students gain substantive work experience in internships, jobs, service projects and civic engagement prior to graduation.

KPMG LLP

  • For over 30 years, KPMG has hired numerous Biola students into their first internships as well as their first full-time positions as associates in our audit, tax and advisory practices. KPMG is deeply committed to integrity, giving back to our communities, diversity and inclusion and is proud to foster a high-performance culture. Each Biola student that we've recruited over the years has demonstrated these same core values, and we look forward to hiring more Biola students in the future.”
  • Chris Ray
  • Chris Ray
    Partner

A Record of Success.

Biola alumni are serving in influential positions at leading organizations around the world, including the United Nations, the U.S. Senate, Apple, Facebook, Boeing, Microsoft, Nike, Sony, Walt Disney, Paramount Pictures and many, many more.

Special Olympics Southern California

  • Our organization has been fortunate to employ numerous Biola graduates over the years, and we never cease to be impressed and pleased. A Biola graduate enters the workforce with a solid educational foundation, based on a biblical worldview. Their stability and eagerness to learn and grow make each of them a necessary part of a strong foundation of a great organization.”
  • Bill Shumard
  • Bill Shumard
    President/CEO
A Leading Christ-Centered University

About Biola University

Biola University is consistently ranked as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes, and has become increasingly known for its academic quality and innovation. In recent years, U.S. News has recognized Biola as one of America’s top 10 up-and-coming national universities — an honor given to schools “worth watching because they are making promising and innovative changes.”

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Located on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties in the heart of Southern California, Biola enrolls more than 6,000 students each year, equipping them in mind and character for successful careers. The university’s eight schools offer more than 150 academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

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