Leaders and best

October 7, 2019

Several College of Business students were awarded scholarships to attend first Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit

While working on Wall Street over the summer, senior Adrian Maloy, spoke to a banking colleague who shared what it was like to attend a Forbes Under 30 Summit.

Told the annual international gathering — a place where well known investors, celebrities, musicians, sports stars, cultural icons and business leaders lead discussions and interactive workshops — allows for students to have networking opportunities with big names, the accounting and finance major was intrigued.

“That sold me,” Maloy says. “But I also like that so many people attend (nearly 10,000 are expected from more than 70 countries) and the idea that I’ll be able to meet students from around the world and get different perspectives.” Looking further into the Summit, he noticed the 2019 national conference is in Detroit.

Not only did Maloy apply for a Forbes scholarship to attend the four-day event, he encouraged his College of Business classmates and Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity members to do the same.

The result? Eight College of Business students — including Maloy — were named to the Forbes Under 30 Scholars Program: Finance major Devon Callaghan, Accounting and Finance major Rosa Gonzalez, Marketing major Kristina Lee, MSA graduate student Ankita Mangal, Accounting and Finance major Deyala Shammout, Digital Marketing and Information Technology Systems major Marta Szkiladz and Accounting major Stephen Zeng.

The scholars will hear from speakers like Athlete/ Serena Ventures CEO Serena Williams, Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra, and Anduril Industries & Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey. The College of Business Dean’s office has offered to cover any additional registration costs so selected students can attend for free.

“Who doesn’t read Forbes or know about it?,” says Lee, who’s looking forward to hearing from Williams and others about marketing. “In addition to learning more myself, I plan to bring back any advice shared to AMA (American Marketing Association) and to my classes.”

The Forbes Under 30 Summit is Oct. 27 through 31; the majority of the program takes place at the Masonic Temple, with the last day focusing on community service in and around Detroit. The 2020 and 2021 Forbes Under 30 summits are also in Detroit.

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