The beginning

A few weeks ago I was informed that I was awarded the Santander Scholarship from the Aston University International Office.  I was delighted to learn of the opportunity I will have to be an International Ambassador during the 2014/15 school year.  I am very grateful for the financial help I will be receiving to pay for my studies.  The scholarship will really help me focus more of my attention on being a student, which will better prepare me for my future endeavors.  In the fall, I will be studying a MSc in Strategy and International Business at the business school.  I have had experience working with social entrepreneurs in the United States and Africa and would love to use my degree to create a positive impact through social innovation.  I am excited for the opportunities that will come as a student and International Ambassador at Aston University this fall.

About me

CornillesMy name is Austin Cornilles and I am from Portland, Oregon in the United States.  I graduated with my Bachelor’s in sociology this last Spring and will now be studying a MSc in Strategy and International Business at Aston University.  I look forward to meeting students from all over the world and gaining an international perspective on business.  I plan to be involved with companies and organizations that create socially innovative products and services.  My passion and dream is to reduce unemployment and eliminate extreme poverty around the globe.  I love watching and playing sports, traveling, and creating lasting memories with family and friends.