Todd Cox, U.S. Navy veteran, looks ahead to business analyst career at Northrop Grumman

Todd Cox
B.S., Financial Economics
Summa Cum Laude
Hometown: Frederick, Maryland
Plans: Business Management Analyst, Northrop Grumman

UMBC has provided me with an outstanding education and has helped me secure a future as a business analyst.

Todd Cox’s success at UMBC has been driven by the discipline, focus, and perseverance he learned during his service in the U.S. Navy as a boatswain’s mate third class attached to Amphibious Construction Battalion One. His interest in economics began in the Navy after attending the “Million Dollar Sailor” training where he learned about savings, investing, and budgeting. He decided to pursue a degree in financial economics shortly after.  

Cox applied his newfound passion to excel in his studies, earning a perfect GPA and a place on the dean’s and president’s lists every semester. He received the Outstanding Student in Macroeconomics Scholarship as well. During his time at UMBC, he also found time to apply his economics skills as a member of the accounting club and as a business management intern at Northrop Grumman.

Of the True Grit statue, Cox says, “I walked past this statue with pride nearly every day; it marks the beginning and end of my journey at UMBC.”

Throughout his time on campus, Cox worked closely with the UMBC Career Center to connect with top-performing companies where he could apply his knowledge, drive, and ever-expanding skill set. Cox is looking forward to working as a business management analyst at Northrop Grumman after graduation.

“One of the greatest assets on campus that facilitated the achievement of my goals was the Career Center,” Cox reflects. “The Career Center does a phenomenal job mentoring, preparing, and connecting students with future employers.”

Portrait by Marlayna Demond ‘11 for UMBC.