Happy *almost* end of the semester everybody! We are kicking off the finals season by continuing our #futurealumnifriday series. Have you met Claire Morawski here at the David Eccles School of Business? If you haven’t met her within the walls of the Eccles School, we are certain you have seen her around because she is the CEO of BLinc and involved with Chi Omega! She expects to graduate in 2020 with her degree in accounting and she is SO READY. If you haven’t met Claire, and even if you have, we hope you’ll take the time to learn more about her #EcclesExperience!
1. What was your first job?
At 14, I began working at an electrical contracting company. I answered phone calls, scheduled jobs, and learned how important it is to create strong customer relations.
2. What is a book you read recently? What was the best part?
A book I recently read was The Confidence Code by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay. I found it most interesting because women of different backgrounds struggle with doubt, despite their great achievements. Since I am close to entering the workforce, it was empowering to see how women can overcome doubts and insecurities. I can apply these ideas to my future career.
3. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
The accomplishment I am most proud of is being selected as the President of Business Leaders Incorporated (BLINC) board at the David Eccles School of Business. Through this opportunity, I have been able to gain experiences into working with others in a professional setting, having crucial conversations with my peers, and being allowed the opportunity to restructure the board to better serve the changing student body at the business school.
4. What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Traveling solo. It makes you get to know yourself well, gain confidence, and have the ultimate power of freedom to do whatever you want to do! But always let someone know your travel plans and check-in with friends/family!
5. In what way have you been most impacted during your time at the Eccles School?
During my time at the Eccles School, I have been most impacted by my peers. They are all ambitious, which keeps me motivated and determined to strive to achieve high standards and finish my double major degree to the best of my ability.
6. Describe yourself in one or two words.
Determined and focused.
7. What is the best business advice you have received?
The best business advice I have received was from Andrea Thomas, Business Scholars Director: “Always do things that make you nervous or uncomfortable. This means you are growing.”
8. What is something you learned at the Eccles School that you will never forget?
The ALORE Formula.
9. What is the best way to start the day?
Waking up a little earlier to make time to go for a workout and have a hearty breakfast to start your day off right!
10. What do you want to do in your professional career?
In my professional career, I would love to incorporate both my accounting and coding skills to work for an organization with a purpose that is both meaningful and innovative to our society and challenging for myself.
11. Who has been your most influential professor at the Eccles School?
Professor Michael Lewis! He taught me that diligence to my coursework and putting in an effort to one’s class preparation will result in success when I apply my skills in my future career. Upon my completion of his Accounting 3600 class project, I decided to major in accounting.
12. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winner a medal for?
Playing the piano
13. What song do you have completely memorized?
Dancing Queen by ABBA.
14. What is your favorite memory so far at the U?
My favorite memory to date at the U is the Utah versus NIU football game in Illinois. I traveled back to my hometown in the suburbs of Chicago with some college friends. Go Utes!
15. If you could have dinner with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Amelia Earhart, so I could find out what happened to her on her last flight.
16. What advice would you give to an incoming freshman at the U?
Hang out on campus and take advantage of the many opportunities available to be involved. I promise it will create an incredible college experience with opportunities that will help you grow as an individual.
17. What are you most looking forward to in the next 5-10 years?
Traveling. I am not sure where, but I love going to new places. I cannot wait to see where my future opportunities take me!
18. What are you going to miss most about the David Eccles School of Business when you graduate?
All the free coffee!
19. If your life were a movie, what would the title be? Who would play you?
Jennifer Lawrence, and the title would be “The Accountant”
20. What is your favorite study spot on campus?
5th floor study rooms of SFEBB.