Welcome Class of 2017!


Are you ready to make the most of your Akron Experience during your years at UA? To help you on this journey of self-discovery, we’ve got great advice to offer from four recent College of Business Administration grads whose experiences in and out of the classroom prepared them to be real-world ready. Here’s what they have to say.

"Take risks."

Aniqa Feerasta earned degrees in economics and business administration in 2010. Since then, she has worked locally and abroad in Afghanistan. She is now a site merchandiser for Amazon.com in Seattle, Wash.

"Don’t be afraid to ignore your major."

Mike Honeck earned a degree in accounting in 2009 and a Master of Entertainment Technology degree at Carnegie Mellon in 2011. Today he is a Walt Disney Imagineer developing rides and attractions at theme parks around the world.

"Don’t waste time on the things that are easy."

Jessica Custer earned degrees in Spanish, accounting and international business, all in 2009. As a Fulbright Scholar, she spent a year in Peru developing a business model to provide sustainable sanitation to urban poor. She’s now completing a master’s degree in sustainable development in Paris, France.

"Own something."

Michael Modon earned degrees in economics and finance in 2010 and is now part of the Financial Planning & Analysis group at Google, working on YouTube content partnerships for Asia Pacific.