Derek Boudreaux

Accounting, 2005

Derek Boudreaux, intern and assistant to the controller at Montco Offshore Inc. in Galliano, credits Nicholls State University with making his transition from college to career fairly easy. Prior to joining Montco, Boudreaux worked for The Shaw Group, headquartered in Baton Rouge.

“You find it very beneficial when you begin to think back about what you have learned at Nicholls,” Boudreaux says.

Boudreaux says he was impressed with Nicholls’ commitment to academics as well as the level of professor involvement and the opportunities for peer interaction.

“The personal attention at Nicholls really makes a difference,” Boudreaux says. “While the availability of teachers and their real world experience brought into the classroom was excellent, I also enjoyed socializing with students and faculty members outside of the classroom.”