Prepared for success

 Scott Bergman '06:
Ethanol Analyst,
Marathon Oil Corp.
Findlay, Ohio

Major: business administration,
sport management

Challenged in the classroom. 
The professors Scott Bergman 06, from Elmore, Ohio, encountered in the classroom were very important in developing a constantScott Bergman will to succeed. Bill Lyons was a professor who would push us in the classroom but he also got us out into the field and that gave us real world experience, Scott said. Dr. Karen Klassen Harder was another challenging professor who encouraged him not to just do the minimum but to be the best you can be.

Hard work on the hardwood. 
Another important part of Scott s development was his participation in the men s basketball team. Scott was named Bluffton's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Male Athlete of the Decade. He holds the record for most points in a game (50) and scored 1,660 points during his collegiate career; third highest scorer all-time. He was named All-Conference three years and the conference s Most Valuable Player following his junior season. I learned that hard work needs to be put into anything in order for it to be a success, said Bergman.

A will to succeed. 
After graduation, the will to succeed kept him motivated as he began searching for jobs. He decided to take a chance on an entry-level position at Marathon Oil Corporation in Findlay, Ohio, in hopes that people would see his work ethic and determination to succeed.

Prepared for the future. 
Marathon did take notice and he has been promoted twice, most recently to the position of ethanol analyst. Although he has worked his way up at Marathon, Scott hasn't lost his competitive fire. Every day I try to learn some-thing new that will help me prepare for future opportunities.