Michelle Collar

Collar, Michelle

Job Title: Finance Manager, International Finance
Company: Starbucks Coffee Company
Industry: Retail Food Service
Mentor Since: Fall 2015
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students

Job Description

I am a Finance Manager at Starbucks Coffee Company on the Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis team.

Company Description

Starbucks is the premier roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in the world, operating in 65 countries. We purchase and roast high-quality coffees that we sell, along with handcrafted coffee, tea and other beverages and a
variety of fresh food items.

Employment History

I joined the Corporate Financial Planning team at Starbucks in June 2015. Prior to Starbucks, I was an Estimating & Pricing Specialist and Business & Planning Analyst at The Boeing Company. I also completed an internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers and was a Business Development Officer with Mission Federal Credit Union in San Diego, Ca.


-Master of Business Administration: Seattle University, Seattle Wa (Graduated 2014)
-BA, Business Administration, minor in Accounting and concentration in International Business: Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, Ca (Graduated 2008)

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I have enjoyed having mentors while in Seattle U's MBA program and throughout my career in Finance and Business Development. I hope to support students through their internship/job application process through resume reviews, interview preparation and discussions on career opportunities.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Lunchtime at Starbucks HQ or late afternoon at SU