Through WSU’s Carson Career Amplifier Program, WA Alpha Sophomore Alex Stuart found numerous opportunities to be involved both on campus and in his community and was awarded a $3,000 scholarship in the process.
Stuart, a member of WA Alpha’s 2019 member class and rising leader in the chapter, came to Washington State with a desire to be involved in as many ways possible.
Throughout his time at WSU, he has volunteered with the #CougsCancelCOVID program, worked as a Carson College Ambassador, joined WSU’s Photography Club, and taken part in various additional extracurricular activities through the Carson College of Business.
Much of the involvement that Stuart has engaged in has been through the Carson Career Amplifier Program, a program that encourages students to take part in career-building exercises.
According to the Carson College of Business, the program awards points based on student’s involvement, and Stuart surpassed the 50 point requirement by attending over 80 extracurricular activities and earning 1,045 points in total.
Stuart, a double major in Accounting and Management Information Systems, stated that he earned Amplifier points by being involved in events that the Carson College hosted such as study abroad information sessions, networking events, and career nights. His previously mentioned involvements and attendance in Beta Alpha Psi accounting fraternity meetings also played a factor.
Stuart was awarded a scholarship from the Amplifier Program in the form of $3,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
“When I found out there was a scholarship, I knew I had to go for it,” said Stuart. Scholarships were awarded to top Amplifier point earners on each WSU campus, according to the Carson College.
Stuart remains involved with the Amplifier Program and in the Pullman community today. He also plans to bring his work ethic and passion for involvement to WA Alpha with aspirations to hold a position on the 2021 executive board.