Business
 

Business Dept - Student Profiles

Here are some profiles of students currently taking classes in the business program.

Meet Mathew Medaxian:

Q.  What is your major?

A.  Business

Q.  What is your career goal?

A.  I already have a successful business career at a major retailer and am looking to grow within my current occupation.

Q.  For how many semesters have you attended Mission College?

A.  About 9 semesters - since 2001.

Q.  When will you graduate?

A.  Spring 2007 - A.S. Business Administration

Q.  Why do you take classes at Mission College in the Business Department?

A.  I have always liked the business program at Mission College as I get to mix with a diverse variety of both instructors and students with real world experience in Silicon Valley.  This is different than many other choices for colleges; being close to the companies in Santa Clara is a real plus too.  I also like the university atmosphere at Mission College.


Meet Robert Strecker:

Q.  What is your major?

A.  Business

Q.  What is your career goal?

A.  I am currently seeking full-time employment as a Product Manager for a security software company.  I want to take my old skills as a Product Manager at MCI International and combine them with my new computer security skills gained at Foothill College in a computer network security training program.  Also, my new skills in Business Law and Psychology from Mission College are improving and fine-tuning my skills in these areas.

Q.  For how many semesters have you attended Mission College?

A.  Three semesters.  I have attended college previously and have a B.S. in Forest Engineering.

Q.  When will you graduate?

A.  2007 - A.S. Business Administration

Q.  Why do you take classes at Mission College in the Business Department?

A.  I am updating my thirty years of business experience and getting an A.S. degree in Business at Mission College.  The training and internet resources today have changed the way we do business in the world.  At Mission College the online and TV classes give me some flexibility in studying.  The library and Technology Center are first rate facilities and allow me to study without being distracted.


Meet Jessica Whelan:

Q.  What is your major?

A.  Business

Q.  What is your career goal?

A.  My career goal is to eventually have my own bookkeeping business and plan to take the CPA exam in the future.

Q.  For how many semesters have you attended Mission College?

A.  Nine semesters. 

Q.  When will you graduate?

A.  Spring 2007 - A.S. Business Administration, A.A. Accounting

Q.  Why do you take classes at Mission College in the Business Department?

A.  I started at Mission College because it was orginally the closest college to me work and home wise.  I recently decided to come back and finish my degree as I only had a few classes left to finish up.  Since I had started at Mission College, I felt it would be easier just to finish here as well.  As far as business classes go, business and accounting have always been of interest to me and one is necessary for the other.


Meet Brian Truong:

Q.  What is your major?

A.  Business

Q.  What is your career goal?

A.  I plan to get a B.A. in Business/Finance from SJSU then work as a financial planner or financial analyst.

Q.  For how many semesters have you attended Mission College?

A.  3 semesters

Q.  When will you graduate?

A. 
I will transfer to SJSU next semester.

Q.  Why do you take classes at Mission College in the Business Department?

A.  I came here from Kansas, MO.  When I got here I changed my major from electrical engineering to business so I chose Mission College to take some lower division courses because I heard Mission was a decent community college.  The school is not too far from where I live and classes are available for my busy working schedule.  I can also save some money by going to Mission College.