Hi! My name is Axelle Meutcheho, I’m a freshman at CBA (class of ’22). I’m pre-law intending to major in Finance and Economics w/ a concentration (“certificate”) in International Business, and a minor in Computer Science. On campus I am most involved in Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), the pre-law fraternity on campus, and Smart Woman Securities, the prospective chapter of an organization focused on educating women on financial literacy and investment banking. I have always had interest in political science and international affairs, and this semester I began to attend meetings for PSSA (Political Science Student Association) to interact with people of similar interest and branch out here on campus. I currently live in Bruce Hall which is the freshman Business LLC here on campus and it allowed me to meet a lot of interesting people who were looking to study and pursue careers lateral to mine. Outside of the university; I am from outside of Philly and work at Ralph Lauren during breaks, I have a flair for clothing I cannot afford and have watched almost every show available on Netflix/ Hulu/ Amazon Prime. I currently love following news related to finance, emerging businesses and investment banking. Podcasts really make getting new knowledge easy for me, especially for the business environment of countries outside the US. The College of Business Administration also gives every student a free membership to the New York Times which is really helpful with keeping up to date on the wide array of things going on in the world today and has definitely become one of my favorite things to do when I get bored. The app makes it easy to bookmark things for later, and most things can easily be connected to class which is really nice and has helped me to better understand certain concepts.
This summer I will be doing the Berlin School of Economics and Law: (HWR Berlin) Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Program. I chose this program to develop my hands-on business knowledge, and to also challenge myself in an independent professional setting. I hope to get better grasp of international business customs from this program, and understand how business go from an idea to an entity. I hope to work in business predominantly outside of the US, and more specifically live in Europe so this opportunity is the perfect way to start of my study abroad experience as a student here at Pitt. Personally, I hope to become more autonomous and improve my German skills, as I really enjoying learning new languages. I also hope to venture outside of Germany and visit countries such as the Netherlands, Czech Republic, France and many more. My trip is extend after the abroad experience is over, and so I think this will be feasible.
I plan on going to law school immediately after undergrad to start a career in corporate financial law. I have strong interest in changing the status quo of business ethics, so understanding how they come to be through research and abroad opportunities like this one are really important to me.