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  • Writer's pictureDonald V. Watkins

Claudia Rose Watkins Is London-Bound

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

By Donald V. Watkins

©Copyrighted and Published on December 6, 2018

Yesterday was “Senior Signing Day” at The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business. This event is where graduating seniors in the Business School celebrate their commitment to work for a firm or company after graduation or the completion of an internship, or to pursue post-graduate higher education opportunities.

Claudia Rose Watkins celebrated her commitment to attend The London School of Economics (“LSE”) and pursue her MBA in Social Entrepreneurship in the fall of 2019. Claudia will graduate from The University of Alabama on December 15, 2018 with an undergraduate degree in Marketing and Economics and a specialization and certification in global business.

Last summer, Claudia completed a course of study in business and finance at LSE. During the summer of 2017, Claudia studied economics at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.

Claudia is Euro-centric and thrives in a multicultural environment.

Last spring, Claudia was the team leader for a group of international students who competed against 1,031 other cross-cultural teams worldwide in creating a market entry strategy for a firm in Germany.  The 1,032 teams in the competition were comprised of 4,972 students from 152 universities in 37 countries on 6 continents.  

Claudia’s team won “The 2018-1 X-Culture Best Team” award. Because Claudia was the team leader, she has been invited to speak at the 2019 X-Culture Global Symposium in Canada. Claudia also received a glowing recommendation letter speaking to her ability to manage an award-winning cross-cultural team.  She will be interviewed on live TV next year as part of the 2019 X-Cultural Global Symposium program.

Claudia is the second Watkins family member who has studied abroad.  My grandson Levi Seth Watkins, who was the Second Place Winner in November 2017 at the Jiansu Cup Chinese Speech Contest at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, won a full scholarship for four-week course of study last summer at Nanjing Forestry University in Jiansu Province, China.  Seth, who translates many of my international business documents that are written in Mandarin, has been speaking and writing Mandarin for several years.  Seth is the second son of Dustin Watkins and Quan Watkins.

Educational excellence is the key to success, especially in international business.

PHOTO: Claudia Rose Watkins is London-bound after graduating from The University of Alabama's Culverhouse College of Business next week.

PHOTO: The Graduate.

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