Anthony Mojica has been taking advantage of all that the Orfalea College of Business has to offer since his first day. Hailing from Rancho Cucamonga, Mojica — a business administration student concentrating in both accounting and finance — joined the Cal Poly Accounting Club (CPAC) during his first week at Cal Poly. There he found both a mentor and a friend, and his college experience grew on that strong foundation.
Jon Prince, a senior in CPAC, helped Mojica and his fellow freshman, Chris Childers, gain the confidence to pursue leadership opportunities.
Mojica went on to become a peer advisor and an Orfalea Student Ambassador during his years at Cal Poly, branching out and overcoming his previous aversion to public speaking.
Despite aligning himself with the accounting side of the college early on, Mojica will be going on to a finance position after graduation.
“I found that my professional interest was aligned better with finance positions rather than in public accounting. I think this is due to the nature of finance being utilized in industry as a forward-looking arm of companies, where employees are focused for the most part on the strategy of how to manage money going forward.”
Mojica will be joining Apple, Inc. as a Finance Development Program Associate. He interned this past summer in Cupertino with Apple, Inc. which lead to his full-time offer.
While his ultimate dream job is to become the front man of a successful rock band, Mojica also dreams of becoming the head of a finance sports franchise.
“Basketball and football are some of my biggest passions in life and I feel like I could become very invested in a job like that.”
To the freshmen entering this fall, Mojica advises them to set goals, work hard to achieve those goals and find people at Cal Poly who will help them become the best version of themselves.