Melissa Ceron

Melissa Ceron

Alumna, Class of 2016
Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR

Why did you choose Oregon Tech?

The combination of realistic business education and hands-on learning is what made me choose Oregon Tech. Out of all the universities in Oregon, Oregon Tech was the one to give me confidence in knowing that I can learn about the skills needed in a changing business world and put those skills into practice at the same time.

What do you like most about your major?

I love that I have the best of both worlds in terms of Management and Accounting. My major allows me to refine my skills in different areas of Accounting as well as learn about different components essential to running an organization successfully. Those other components so far have been Information Technology, Communications, and Management.

What would be your dream job in your major?

My dream job in my major would be one where I can interact with other business professionals at an executive level as well as work with the finances and accounting that go in to the operation of an organization or company. Summarized into one title, that would be a Chief Financial Officer.

What’s your favorite thing to do off campus?

I am a part of a young adult group called “The 120” at Klamath Christian Center. A significant portion of the group is made up of OIT students, and I love being able to come together with them outside of school. I consider The 120 a second family and enjoy activities with them from getting ice cream to hiking around Moore Park.

What’s your most memorable moment on campus?

My most memorable moment on campus was when I had a great conversation with my Argumentative Writing Professor. He challenged me to look beyond the usual question of “how does this class apply to my major,” and instead ask the question, “how does my major apply to this class?” In just that single difference I realized the importance of developing myself as a well-rounded business student rather than just an Accounting major.