Menlo College 2016 Valedictorian Corona Beck Plans Graduate Studies

Menlo College 2016 Valedictorian Corona Beck Plans Graduate Studies

Corona Beck is the Menlo College 2016 valedictorian. An accounting major whose internship last summer at the big 4 accounting firm PwC landed her a full-time job offer following graduation.

Presently, she works for two local accounting firms- Evidentia Consulting, a forensic accounting firm, and The Bean Counter CPA, where she does taxes for individuals, small corporations and partnerships.

Beck said, “My plans for the future aren’t set, but I would like to start a business. I am also planning on getting a masters or a doctorate. I am currently studying for the GMAT and the CPA exam.”

She has been very impressed with the support and guidance of her professors throughout the last 4 years. “Developing a close relationship with faculty was instrumental in finding jobs and internships,” Beck said. “Good relationships and active networking cannot be over-emphasized.”

Beck praised her professors, “Professor Little was so supportive, and one of the reasons I attended Menlo in the first place. She helped me in so many ways. The accounting faculty is excellent! I also enjoyed interacting with students and staff in the Writing Center. I had many interesting debates with professors and students there and had many great discussions with Erik Bakke about literature and education.”