Courtney Opp BS '19

Courtney Opp BS '19

"UCCS is a fantastic college that continues to grow and improve. UCCS will give you a great education and will help you build your career along the way."

Courtney is a junior studying finance in the College of Business. With an emphasis on ethics, she actively participates in Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS case competitions and the Student Center for Public Trust.

  • Why did you choose UCCS? 

    I choose UCCS because it was close to my family and I always loved visiting the campus when I was younger. I grew up in Colorado Springs, so after being around UCCS my whole life, it seemed like the perfect choice. 

  • Why did you choose to study Finance?

    When I first came to UCCS I wasn’t sure what wanted to do, but I ended up taking a personal finance class and really enjoyed it. Soon after, I made the decision to pursue finance for my career path. 

  • What is your favorite part about studying in the College of Business?

    So far, my favorite part about studying in the College of Business has been the opportunity to learn about every aspect of business. The core classes we are required to take allow you to learn about all of the different paths you can take in business. As an undecided business student, it was helpful to learn about the different emphases before I found the one I wanted to pursue in my career. Additionally, learning all areas of business made me a well-rounded business student and I now feel prepared to enter the workforce. 

  • What types of clubs/activities are you involved in?

    I am the Vice President of DECA, Treasurer of the Student Center of Public Trust and I am involved with the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS

  • Why did you decide to get involved with the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS and how has it helped with your business education?

    My friend and I decided to do the regional competition for Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative during the fall semester. We ended up winning first place, so we were later asked to join the UCCS state team! While ethics are taught in class, the extra exposure to ethics has helped me find real solutions to real world ethical issues.

  • What do you do for fun?

    During my free time, I love to snowboard at Copper Mountain and other surrounding ski resorts. I also enjoy hiking the trails around campus, playing with my dog, and watching Netflix.

  • What do you love about Colorado Springs?

    I have lived in Colorado Springs my whole life and one of my favorite things about the Springs is all of the outdoor activities that are within miles of my house.

  • What are your career aspirations?

    After college, I want to find a job as a financial analyst. Eventually, I hope to be a Chief Financial Officer of a large company.

  • How is UCCS helping to make those aspirations a reality?

    UCCS has helped me find internship opportunities in my field of interest. I am learning the academic side of my degree, but actually getting to work and experience what a career in finance would be like is very helpful.

  • What would you tell someone who is considering UCCS for college?

    UCCS is a fantastic college that continues to grow and improve. UCCS will give you a great education and will help you build your career along the way.