Meet Sam Sneed | Briar Cliff University

Meet Sam Sneed

Malvern, IA
Accounting & Business Administration

Sam Sneed

“My professors and the accounting program did a great job of preparing me for my career path."


— Sam Sneed
Malvern, IA
Accounting & Business Administration

Sam Sneed (’17) knew that he wanted to attend a Catholic college, and a scholarship from Briar Cliff made that dream possible. Now an audit assistant for Deloitte & Touche in Omaha, NE, the lessons he learned inside and outside the classroom are more important than ever.

Originally from Malvern, IA, it took time for Sam to adjust to being on his own when he first arrived at Briar Cliff. This didn’t last long, however, because of the friends he made and the support he received from faculty and staff.

“My friends helped me become my best possible self and we helped support each other along the way,” said Sam. “The staff helped me stay involved on campus, and my professors helped me deepen my understanding in various academic areas.”

An accounting and business administration major, Sam felt confident that the lessons and skills he learned in the classroom would translate to his career.

“My professors and the accounting program did a great job of preparing me for my career path,” said Sam. “The professors I talked to and the classes I took gave me a clear picture of where I wanted to go with my career.”

Now an alum, the biggest lesson Sam learned at Briar Cliff was to try new things. For him, that meant traveling to Europe and getting involved in activities outside of the classroom and athletics. “Going to Europe was an experience I never would have had if it wasn’t for Briar Cliff."

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