Undergraduate Student Ambassador: Mike Guevarra

Name: Mike Guevarra

Major: Information Systems, Marketing

Hometown: Mountlake Terrace

Activities: Young Executives of Color (YEOC), Delta Sigma Pi, Startup UW, Global Case Competition Club (GC3)

Why Foster?: Situated in an innovative metropolis and collaborative university, Foster students are talented and regularly recruited by top companies. Even more, the culture and people at Foster make me feel at home; everyone is a part of something, and the administration/faculty are personable and helpful. Oh yeah, did I mention it’s gorgeous here?

Over Summer Break I…interned at Boeing, as part of the ALVA/FLITE program and in the Supplier Management team for the 777 airplane. Aside from work, I had some weekend adventures with friends/family and spent a lot of time exercising. I ended break in mid-August to study abroad in Europe!

After graduation,  I plan to…keep my options open, but a few things come to mind. Starting as a business consultant/vendor professional in the tech industry, volunteering for a non-profit, and travelling the globe seem pretty swell. Later on down the road, getting more education and eventually teaching in the classroom seems amazing too.

Advice to future studentsGet involved and be enthusiastic! Do not float by in college, apply yourself and make an effort to look into and try what interests you! Life is about people, and college is a pivotal part of life and full of people! By being an active part of your community, you learn so much more and have tons of fun!

Favorite place to study:

  • To Read: Suzzallo library (Harry Potter Room), Quad on a nice day
  • To Cram: Late night/early morning Odegaard 2nd floor (double computer monitors)
  • To Hang Out: Orin’s cafe in Paccar Hall, Odegaard 1st floor
  • To Actually Study: Empty Foster Classroom/Team Room with a window, Tea Republik on the Ave

Favorite place to eat on the AveMee Sum Pastry on 45th/University Way is a Taiwanese restaurant great for bubble tea, pastries, or full-on meals! But make sure to also explore places in Wallingford and Capitol Hill (seriously)!