University of Southern California
Major: World Business
Career Goal: Management Consulting
Memberships: Marshall Student Ambassadors, Global Social Impact, 180 Degree Consulting
Alexander is the son of Scott Eaton, Director of Business Development at SYNNEX in Georgia. As a current student studying world business at the University of Southern California, his consistent commitment to his studies resulted in being recognized as a recipient of the USC Marshall Dean’s List for achieving a GPA higher than 3. 7. His goal is to start a company that incorporates shared value in order to make an impact on the global community and said, “I believe business can, and should, be used as a catalyst for change.”
Alexander’s World Bachelor of Business program allowed for his first year on campus in California. As a sophomore, he is now attending the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Junior year will take him to Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and as a Senior, he will have the choice of which of the three campuses to finish with. He will subsequently receive three degrees, one from each Institution.
He chose the World Business Bachelor in Business program because of his love of the subject and his desire to develop a toolkit to solve issues of global importance. Outside of the classroom, Alexander was able to expand on his passion for social impact by working with a sustainable construction company in Peru to improve their sales and communication strategies. His participation in a fellowship program in South Africa taught him about responsible leadership and social impact consulting. “I spent this summer learning about empathetic leadership skills, forging new relationships with students around the world and designing a digital transformation for an education nonprofit in Johannesburg,” he explained.
Alexander’s first year of college has already refined his personal leadership style and acquired skills to help him succeed in diverse environments, “As I worked with teammates from the US, Italy, Kenya, and Hong Kong, I quickly realized the importance of great communication,” he said. “As a leader, I now encourage clear, honest, and frequent discussions to ensure that we make consistent progress towards our goals.“
After graduating, he plans on pursuing a career in management consulting to learn more about different industries in business with an aim to grow his international experiences by living and working in different countries for enhancing global change. Alex loves to travel and experience different cultures, making not only his curriculum, but this leadership scholarship and WBB program a perfect fit.