Class of 2016
Majors: Finance, Applied Mathematics
Hometown: San Jose, California
When Morgan Dreyer was applying to colleges, she was intent on leaving California for a school on the East Coast. She discovered Syracuse University, and it checked all the boxes on her list: a strong business program, intense school spirit and an exciting sports atmosphere.
Now a senior at Whitman, Dreyer has recently been selected as a Whitman Scholar, recognizing her involvement and academic achievement at SU. She is highly involved in the SU community, currently serving as the president of the business honors fraternity Beta Gamma Sigma. Dreyer has also held positions as the academic development chair and vice president of finance for her sorority Delta Delta Delta, as well as a junior representative for the Whitman Student Government.
For Dreyer, the variety of group work offered in her Whitman classes has been one of the most beneficial aspects of her business education. “The real-world applications that we were able to tackle, such as the Capsim project and Capstone, gave me the chance to work with and learn from other strong students,” said Dreyer. “It’s great to see how everyone’s different strengths come together to accomplish a task. It definitely has prepared me to work efficiently with a diverse group of people.”
Dreyer put these lessons into practice last summer while working in the finance department at Lam Research, a tech company in San Jose. She worked with the international tax team to prepare year-end documents and automate work papers. “My internship was extended through the fall semester, so it forced me to learn how to balance a heavy course load while also working part time,” explained Dreyer.
After graduation, Dreyer hopes to return to California to work in venture capital in the Silicon Valley. She plans to eventually pursue her MBA.