Clarkson Student Spotlight: November '11
Eric Evans ‘13
Global Supply Chain Management with minors in economics and project management
Wilmington, Delaware native Eric may have left campus for 15 months to purse internship and co-op opportunities, but that hasn’t stopped him from being very involved with the campus now that he’s back. Eric is a member of the CU F.I.R.E. Department through the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship, a group that assists local entrepreneurs improve their businesses. He's also involved in the Economics Club, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, and Club Hockey. Not to mention, he’s a tutor for an economics course. We caught up with Eric to see what else he’s been up to. Check it out.
Q: Why did you choose Clarkson?
A: When I heard about the freshmen business program, I became really interested in Clarkson. Also, it has a great academic reputation, it’s a big hockey school, and I knew it would allow me to move away from home to broaden my horizons.
Q: Who is your favorite “famous” person?
A: George Carlin. He was one of the funniest people ever. I could watch his specials or read his books 100 times and still laugh every time.
Q: What unique experiences have you had at Clarkson?
A: I’ve had several. I was the CEO of my freshmen business company. After my sophomore year, I left campus for 15 months to gain professional experience through two co-ops at Johnson & Johnson and an internship with Procter & Gamble.
Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: Hot wings and snickers. Not at the same time; that would be an odd combo. If it wasn’t for fear of major health implications, I might be able to live off of just hot wings and snickers.
Q: What is your favorite spot on campus?
A: The Rec Center. I love sports and I know when I’m there I don’t have to worry about anything else at least for an hour or so.
Q: If you could reincarnate as any animal, which would it be?
A: I would come back as a monkey. Who doesn’t like climbing trees and eating bananas? However, I like the concept of opposable thumbs way too much to give them up.
Q: What are your goals for the future?
A: My immediate goals are to fulfill my international experience requirement and land an internship for the summer, then graduate. After that, I hope to get a job in supply chain, pursue graduate studies and eventually embark on some entrepreneurial ideas I’ve started to develop.
Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
A: I would have to say teleporting. At this point, a lot of my friends, family, and loved ones are spread throughout the country. Being able to teleport would make it a lot easier to see everyone and keep in touch with people. And I hate sitting traffic, so it would solve that problem, too.
Q: What has been your favorite class so far?
A: All of my economics classes and professors have been my favorite - with Profs. Mark Frascatore, Luciana Echazu, and Diego Nocetti. They all have a way of making the courses challenging, but very interesting. I have gotten a lot out of my economics classes.
Q: What does “defy convention” mean to you?
A: To me, defying convention means to challenge reality and accepted norms. It has been said that being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. Pushing the boundaries, or defying convention, allows us to achieve higher results in many aspects of life.
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Eric Evans '13