Ashlee (Tucker) Moehring ’02 knows a good investment when she sees it. The co-founder of Sellwood Consulting LLC in Portland credits her Linfield education as a big reason for that.
"My Linfield education went far beyond textbooks," Moehring said. “It focused on real-world application of concepts, coupled with professors from diverse backgrounds that had industry knowledge and a passion for teaching."
Moehring is a company director, sits on Sellwood’s Board of Directors and Investment Committee, and is the firm’s chief compliance officer. As a lead consultant, she provides investment advice to institutional clients such as endowments, foundations and retirement plans. In 2015, she was honored as Linfield College Outstanding Young Alumna.
Linfield’s direct access to faculty was critical in helping Moehring find her career path. She loved math, but didn’t want to be a math teacher. When she explained that to Stephen Bricher ’86, professor of math, he introduced her to former finance Professor Scott Chambers. After one finance class, she was hooked.
Chambers helped her get an internship at RV Kuhns and Associates during her senior year, which led to a job offer after graduation. She moved up from investment analyst to consultant and shareholder. At age 27, Moehring was named a full-service consultant, one of the youngest in RV Kuhns' history.
"Professor Chambers’ mentorship is something I to this day rely on and very much treasure," she said. "The Linfield connection is strong and has been such a valuable resource to me in so many ways over the years."
Nervous about getting a job after graduation? Don’t be. Linfield has been named the best college in Oregon for getting a job, and the best bang for your education buck in the state. Don’t trust somebody else’s listing, though — just listen to our alumni.
One year out from graduation, 72 percent of Linfield graduates found a job in their chosen field. More than 70 percent said their first job was adequate to support their desired lifestyle.
The median income for alumni one year out was $55,333. And for alumni five years out? $65,666. (And those are 2013 figures, the latest for which we have official numbers. The figures now are likely to be significantly higher.)
Some of the employers our recent graduates work for are:
We also have a Career Center that will be there for you from day one of your freshman year to graduation, and beyond — it’s available to all Linfield alumni.