Name: John Ellis
Major: Accounting & Finance
Hometown: New Carlisle, OH
Post-graduation plans: I will be moving to the D.C. Metro area and starting a new career at Oracle as a consultant.
Why did you choose to become a Raider?
It was an easy choice considering price, quality, and military friendliness.
How has Wright State prepared you for your post-grad plans?
Wright State prepared me with the experience and the knowledge I needed to land my career as a consultant, as well as connecting me with the people who could help me get my foot in the door.
What is your favorite Wright State memory?
Witnessing the birth of the Veteran and Military Center.
What is your favorite place on campus?
The Veteran and Military Center and the Trading Lab.
What student organizations or activities have you been involved in at Wright State?
The Raj Soin College of Business Dean’s Student Advisory Board, Beta Alpha Psi, an honors organization for Finance students and professionals, the Veteran’s League, and Student Government.
What will you miss the most about Wright State?
Wright State has set me up for success, so it will really just be the people I miss.
What was your biggest accomplishment while at Wright State?
Aside from my amazing student job, my biggest accomplishments are my leadership in student organizations and the wonderful volunteer activities I took part in.
What was your favorite class you took at Wright State?
Financial Management II
What advice do you have for underclassmen?
When you’re scared that you’re in over your head, you are exactly where you should be.
Would you like to shoutout any professors or staff who helped you get to this point?
To all the professors who took a deeper interest in me and mentored/guided me when I needed it the most: thank you.