Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
First, I went to Cal State Fullerton and was also a part of the president's scholars program.
Then, I received an internship, thanks to my president's scholars program.
Then, I received my first degree in business administration finance.
After, I decided to double major and worked to get my business economics degree as well.
To this day I still works at Raytheon where I got my first internship. This job made me realize that I could do more and I decided to start a company.
Now, I am managing my own company as a CEO where I can constantly do what I love and am challenged, which brings excitement to my job.
Keep following my journey

Career

CEO & Financial Analyst

I train leaders (via my company) and manage budgets of multi-million dollar programs (job).

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Entrepreneurship
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Since I am a finance lead at Raytheon, I manage their expenses and budgets, which is where my business degree comes in handy. This job encouraged me to begin my own company where I am CEO and am constantly being challenged and working with others to motivate them to do their best work as any leader does.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

I got my start by being involved and attempting to get internships. One of my recommendations for anyone starting to try and decide what they want to do and where, get an internship and shadow those above them to see how they can get to where they want to be.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"I am very self-confident. My family supported me and encouraged me to get the best out of my education and opportunities in America, since I came as a political refugee at the age of 5. I adapted very well to my new environment. "

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues
First-Generation Immigrant

Q&A

How does working at your job everyday make you feel?

Asked by destiny at CSUF

Silvica responded that her job has the perfect amount of challenges and learning opportunities everyday that keep her motivated and interested in her job.

Interviewed By

destiny

at CSUF