Jeremy Ransom Alumni Profile
Personal Financial Planning Provides Successful Bachelor's Degree Pathway for Veteran
Proud veteran Jeremy Ransom graduated from Texas Tech University in 2014 with his Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning (PFP). He then went on to earn his Master of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business. Jeremy is currently pursuing his J.D. from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where he plans to graduate in 2021.
Jeremy began his career with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Lubbock, Texas, and has also worked with a boutique wealth management firm in Austin, Texas. He is now the Business Development Manager for global law firm DLA Piper's office in Austin.
Before attending Texas Tech, Jeremy served with the United States Marine Corps as a Military Policeman and Military Working Dog Handler. He gained many skills that helped set him up for success at Texas Tech.
"Marines learn from their first day in the service that you must adapt and overcome if you are going to achieve your goal," Jeremy said. "Things like service, compassion, honor, and duty to those around you served me well at Texas Tech, and afterward."
The driving force behind Jeremy's career is his passion for helping others establish a brighter future for themselves. Jeremy recommends the PFP program to other veterans because of the way that it enables others to have the tools to be successful.
"I would absolutely encourage veterans to pursue PFP degrees, if for no other reason, because the skills you gain could be a great resource for a fellow veteran one day," Jeremy said.
The Personal Financial Planning program has helped Jeremy in several areas of his life, including giving him the resources he needed to continue his education after Texas Tech. His undergraduate professors emphasized that the courses were similar to courses at the graduate level, and that gave him the confidence to pursue higher education.
"Knowing that I not only completed the program but did so in a little over two years affirmed that as long as I stick with my goals, I can achieve anything I put my mind to; the same is true with law school."
The thing that stands out the most to Jeremy about Texas Tech's PFP program is the connections that students make and maintain with their classmates. He enjoyed getting to see other students in the program grow and achieve their goals. Along with appreciating the PFP program at Texas Tech, Jeremy enjoyed several other aspects of his experience at Texas Tech as well.
"Texas Tech has one of the most loyal fan bases that I can think of," Jeremy said. "Sharing moments there with my wife, friends, and my fellow students is something that I will always remember."
Jeremy currently resides in the Austin, Texas area with his beautiful wife Lauren and their daughter, Avery.