Undergraduate Student Ambassador: Sunshine Arcilla

Name: Accounting, Finance

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Seattle

Activities: Filipino American Student Association Treasurer, Lavin Entrepreneurship Program

Why Foster?: I chose the Foster School of Business because I believe it truly sets its students up for success. Whether it is through its connections, clubs, resources, and events, there is something for everyone. Not only that, I appreciate Foster’s efforts in upholding Diversity. It is a place where everyone’s ideas are valued, and where differences are leveraged to strive for a fun and inclusive learning environment.

Over Summer Break I…interned with the Boeing Company. I had the chance to work within the Defense, Space & Security (BDS) division where in I learned all about supplier management and more specifically, the roles of procurement agents and procurement financial analysts.

After graduation,  I plan to…utilize my accounting and finance background and combine it with my passion for serving the community to pursue a Masters in Public Policy or Masters in Public Administration.

Advice to future studentsKnow your core values and don’t compromise them. As cliche as it may sound, stay true to yourself.

Favorite place to studyWhen I need to study by myself, I prefer my room because I like being comfortable when I study, and I’m of those people who take up so much space for no reason! But when I’m with a study group, Foster’s team rooms or Savery are my go-to!

Favorite place to eat on the AveYou can’t go wrong with Best of Bento. Great price for great portions, and the happy hour menu from 4-7 pm is a great deal! If you are craving anything from katsu to teriyaki to sushi, this is the place to go!