Alex Evangelides ’11 - 30 Minutes | Career Area: Business/Finance
Date: Friday, May 9th, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm
Duration: 4 hours
Location: Career Center
Sponsored by: Career Center
Contact: Sarah Rechtzigel, x4296Import into your calendar program
CAREER AREA: BUSINESS/FINANCE/SALES, ENVIRONMENTAL/AGRICULTURE
Alex Evangelides ’11 - 30 Minutes: Friday, May 9, 12:30-4:30pm (8 slots)
Product Development Strategy Manager, Fenix International, Kampal, Uganda and San Francisco, CA
RELATED MAJORS/INTERESTS: ENTS, Math, Econ, CS, Physics
JOB DESCRIPTION: I am a strategic analyst for Fenix International, a pay-to-own home solar for-profit social enterprise. Fenix International is based in San Francisco, but has operations primarily in East Africa.
TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR JOB:
My days are all over the place and include preparing investor presentations, doing data analytics on our portfolio of loans, and improving our operational processes, just to name a few things. I split my time between San Francisco and Kampala, Uganda.
VARIOUS SKILLS YOU USE ON THE JOB:
Willingness to learn, quick to adapt, analytical / logical mind, fun team player.
ADVICE FOR STUDENTS:
Study hard, but make sure you are geting involved elsewhere on campus as a leader. Start networking now!
CAREER PATH: Post Carleton, I started off working as a Business Analyst in Strategy and Operations in the Minneapolis office of Deloitte Consulting, one of the largest strategy and operations consultancies in the U.S., with offerings spanning all industry and service line cross sections. I then became a Strategy Consultant at Deloitte Consulting. After a little over 2 years, doing most of my consulting in the telecom and high tech space, I was granted a 6 month leave of absence to go work for a solar start up in Uganda. I had so much fun that I decided to stick around and make it my full-time job!
HOW CARLETON INFLUENCED YOUR CAREER PATH: Carleton helped me mature as an individual in so many ways. Professionally, Carleton prepared me for dealing with ambiguity, solving complex problems, thinking logically and analytically, and how to always keep the work environment fun and informal!
PLACES YOU STUDIED ABROAD:
South America, Tanzania
EXTRACURRICULARS/ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Best Buddies, Career Center Student Advisor, Carleton Ultimate Team (CUT), Special Olympics
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