Choosing His Own Adventure
At Widener, triple major Evan Davis has found the flexibility to pursue both his analytic and artistic interests.
- School of Business
Don’t try to put Evan Davis ’21 into a box.
But Evan is a self-described “artsy guy,” who attributes his creativity to his late grandmother. He’s a writer, musician, photographer, and comic book enthusiast who pens his own stories.
At Widener, Evan has had the opportunity and flexibility to pursue it all – business, arts, leadership, and multiple study abroad trips.
With a wide range of student organizations at his fingertips, Evan has found a place within both Widener’s Money Club (a student-managed investment fund group), and The Blue Route (an undergraduate literary journal).
Through peer mentoring and Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, Evan fulfills his Superman-inspired desire to help others.
I always feel like I can be doing more. Widener provided the tools and opportunities that I've taken advantage of with my immense, internal motivation. — Evan Davis '21
In addition to his three majors, Evan will have several business certificates under his belt when he graduates: “Widener gives me access to so many great opportunities I wouldn't have had elsewhere. These experiences and opportunities give me a great competitive advantage heading into the workforce.”
Evan serves as the student trustee on Widener’s Board of Trustees. In this role, he’s gaining an appreciation for the value of long-term thinking: “As a young person, thinking five years in the future, that’s a quarter of my life, so I didn’t do that very often. Being on the board is getting me more accustomed to longer-term ideas.”
Evan placed second in a global student app development contest hosted by Mendix. His app, originally designed for Widener’s Small Business Development Center, was featured at Widener’s Student Project Day. That’s where a Mendix representative saw it and encouraged him to enter the contest, while others in attendance told him to reach out for potential job opportunities.