“There are a lot of opportunities here that few even consider,” Brian Gamble ‘10 notes. That means more fun—and stronger resumé-building—for him.
Brian has traveled the ocean from Australia to Thailand aboard a 112-foot schooner, skied with the National Outdoor Leadership School in Wyoming, worked as a sailing instructor, and cycled 3,500 miles across the United States in the Ride for the Future (a student-organized journey to raise awareness about lung cancer). The business management major was also MVP for the 2008-09 men’s rowing team.
Brian’s ocean voyage was part of the 90-day “Seamester,” a global semester at sea. With islands scattered over both sides of the equator, Indonesia supports the world’s second highest level of biodiversity. While underway from Australia to Thailand via Bali and Singapore, Brian learned everything from navigation (by astronomy) to marine biology (by scuba diving). He points out that the College Registrar was incredibly helpful in incorporating this unique class transcript into his regular course requirements.
As a future business leader, Brian is interested in finance. He was one of the students participating in the Alex. Brown Student-Managed Investment Fund, which provides $500,000 for students to invest and manage.
“We all are assigned an industry; we pick the best company and invest,” Brian explains. With in-depth research and presentations, the class decides together how to manage the fund. Brian says their class projections surpassed the actual overall market.
Brian has high goals, citing philanthropic billionaire Warren Buffet as his aspirational figure. But until Brian achieves this coveted status, he is working his way up. He currently interns at Benchworks, an advertising firm in Chestertown, which oversees marketing for such companies as Heinz, T. Rowe Price, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Fuze Beverages, and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.