Explore Business & Culinary

Do you have strong leadership skills and an entrepreneurial spirit? Do you want to open your own business? This area can prepare you to work in the Culinary Arts, hospitality, or Business Administration. This pathway also lends well to those who are good with numbers. Careers in accounting, culinary arts, hospitality, and business are always in demand.



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Jessica Engelke

Business and Marketing Professor

“For many people, the ultimate career goal is owning and running their own business. An education in business and marketing prepares you for a career as an entrepreneur and can increase your chances of success in managing a small business.”

Jessica Engelke is a longtime North Bend resident who is invested in making her community a better place. She is currently a tenured Business Professor at Southwestern teaching a variety of business classes.

After having the opportunity to live in Los Angeles, New Jersey and Amsterdam, The Netherlands, her husband and two children returned home to North Bend in 2010 and have all been active in the community ever since.

Jessica serves on several local boards and in 2017 she was the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce President. In 2018 Jessica was elected to a four-year term on the North Bend City Council.

Jessica has over 25 years of hands-on experience in the business community and is eager to share it with students!