Moises Brito, a Double Major in Accounting and Business Administration at Chapman University, will be graduating this spring of 2024. For Moises, the Track and Field experience shaped his college years and instilled a sense of camaraderie and belonging.

He reminisces, saying, “My most impactful experience at Chapman was being a part of the Track and Field Team. The program quickly turned around, and we became one of the best teams in the conference, and we are only growing. From going to track meets with my teammates and hanging out with them afterward, I adore and love all my teammates, and they have made my four years at Chapman.”

Embracing New Beginnings

Moises’s favorite memory is stepping onto Chapman’s campus for the first time during his freshman year. After experiencing remote learning during his senior year of high school, the transition to in-person classes was surreal. Moises recalls the moment with fondness, highlighting the significance of this milestone in his academic journey.

Reflecting on his growth, Moises offers valuable advice to his freshman self and incoming students. “It’s okay to make mistakes! You aren’t going to have everything figured out until later on. Just enjoy the process of learning everything you can!” Embracing this mindset allowed Moises to navigate challenges and thrive in his collegiate pursuits.

Campus Involvement and Influence

Moises’s involvement on campus extended beyond academics. As Vice President, later Co-President of the Accounting Society, and Assistant Director of Finance for SGA, he actively contributed to the university community. Throughout his college journey, Moises aimed to make a meaningful impact on others. Whether through acts of kindness, academic support, or professional guidance, his overarching goal was to positively influence those around him. His dedication to service and leadership underscores his commitment to community building.

Gratitude and Looking Ahead

When asked about his biggest support system at Chapman, Moises credits his family for their unwavering encouragement and guidance. Their support served as a pillar of strength, empowering him to overcome challenges and pursue his goals. Moises reflects on the professors who left a lasting impression on his Chapman experience. From Bruce Dehning’s engaging teaching style to Douglas Johnson’s pivotal role in his academic journey, Moises acknowledges the impact of these mentors. Lacy Willis’s compassion and Hank Adler’s humor further enriched his learning environment.

Charting the Future

As Moises prepares for post-graduation, he plans to study for his CPA and embark on a career at Deloitte as

an Audit and Assurance Staff. His internships at Deloitte provided valuable hands-on experience, paving the way for his professional endeavors. He emphasizes the importance of authenticity and self-expression.

He encourages others to embrace their true selves and find belonging in their collegiate experience. As he bids Chapman farewell, Moises leaves a legacy of leadership, resilience, and community impact.


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