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.
My 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.