From its earliest days, Whittier College has trained agile and strategic business leaders, able to synthesize “big picture thinking” with on-the-horizon market and technological changes. Recent alumni are completing advanced degrees at institutions that include Claremont Graduate University, USC, UCLA, Thunderbird University, California State University Fullerton, and UC Berkeley.
Among Whittier alumni are entrepreneurs and investors, founders of start-ups and splinter ventures, as well as CEOs and executives of established industry giants. As a result, they have contributed to the success of such household brand-named organizations as FAO Schwarz, Goldman Sachs, the San Francisco 49ers, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Oppenheimer & Co., Armstrong World Industries, and HSBC, among numerous others.
See What Our Alumni Are Up To
Andrew Keh `10
Research & Development
"After my last business started to fall apart, I took a job as the personal assistant to the CEO of H.H. Brown where I still work. H.H. Brown is a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary that owns and operates a multitude of shoe brands and industry-related services and solutions. I currently run the R&D division ‘skunk works’ and am in the process of implementing a computer-assisted design/manufacturing program with a costing and consumption database to tie it together." Read more.
Ashley Lynn Aceves '07
Southern California Edison
"I was always passionate about business, particularly financial management. I went to Whittier College knowing that I would become a student of business. . . . Life does not take you on a straight, incremental path to the top. You may make some wrong turns or steps backward, but the important thing is to always learn and appreciate those who are crucial in your life." Read more.