Catching Up With DTC Alumni Cesar Guerrero

 

By: Evie Caldwell A young man smiles against a large city backdrop

In May 2018, Cesar Guerrero was awarded the Digital Technology and Culture Outstanding Senior Award. Since graduating from WSU, Cesar has relocated to Reston, Virginia. He now works at Oracle, a computer technology corporation that specializes in cloud engineered systems, enterprise software products, and database software and technology.

Cesar chose to study Digital Technology and Culture because it aligned with his passions: storytelling and digital media. “I found it thrilling to discover new tools and programs but to also work towards becoming a proficient user in each,” said Cesar. The various pathways provided by the program have enabled Cesar to diversify his work through digital tools like Adobe Photoshop and Autodesk Maya.

Throughout his time at WSU, Cesar was involved in a number of extracurriculars including Digital Media Club, Management Information Systems Club, Sigma Lambda Beta, College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors, and The Crimson Group. Cesar also worked at the Office of Multicultural Student Services and interned as a Facilities Analyst at Boeing, where he focused on UX and UI development.

Today, as an Associate Consultant at Oracle, Cesar helps to implement the company’s Customer Relationship Management and Service cloud base systems. Additionally, he connects with clients. He plans, designs, and presents solutions to their issues. “I got into consulting because I saw it as a challenging opportunity to learn more about cloud products early on in a career that revolved around tech,” said Cesar. He believes the skills he learned through the Digital Technology and Culture program put him at an advantage in his field. Because of his background with digital tools, he is able to learn new products quickly. He also utilizes his storytelling skills when simplifying content for clients.

In addition to his job at Oracle, Cesar does photography and photo manipulation on the side. His work is available on his Instagram.

Cesar’s advice to current Digital Technology and Culture students is to look into all the program’s pathways early on. He also strongly recommends networking. Cesar believes the most valuable opportunity WSU gave him as a whole was the chance to meet incredible people.