'I'm Excited to be a Trailblazer'

‘I’m Excited to be a Trailblazer’

 By Emily Rust

One year down at Creighton and sophomore Alex Taylor has already made a splash in the Heider College of Business. The finance and accounting major is a business research fellow, a select group within the college that focuses on the improvement of self and society.

“For me, it was a really great steppingstone to where I wanted to go in the future,” Taylor says, “with the relationships that I get to build and the great opportunities as well.”

Originally, Taylor thought she would be an engineer, having always loved science and math. But after talking to local business leaders in her hometown of Colorado Springs, Colorado, she knew business was her best choice.

“My far-reaching goal is to run a company someday,” Taylor says, with the intention of becoming “a thoughtful, responsible and ethical leader in my community.”

It was that intention that garnered her the Suzanne and Walter Scott Fellows Scholarship, given to students who look to improve and lead their communities.

“For me, knowing that I received that scholarship, I have the responsibility to use it to the best of my ability,” Taylor says.

Taylor looks at innovative leaders in society today as inspiration to make that difference.

“I want to do something that’s very innovative and creative. And to focus on exploration, challenge and problem-solving as a community,” Taylor says.

She’s getting started by interning at the United Bank of Switzerland’s Colorado Springs office in its wealth management department this summer.

Outside the classroom, Taylor is a member of the club soccer team, Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, and Alpha Phi sorority. She is also minoring in Spanish, “a good break for me from business.”

“I’m just excited to be a trailblazer for females in the business world,” Taylor says. “Science and technology is definitely a business area that’s going to keep growing. I find it fascinating, the creativity, innovation and problem-solving that science and technology brings out in people.”