Four Pepperdine students share their experience, inspiration and challenges in running their own shops. In doing so, they reflect on their strides taken on these entrepreneurship endeavors.
Off-campus jobs are a way for students in a new place to gain a better understanding of the area in which they live. For students, Alondra Mendoza, Andres Benson and Oliver Westover, working in Malibu has helped them find a place in the community.
Junior Clare Cornelius started her small business selling eco-friendly swimwear in April. Cornelius designs, sews, markets and packages her swimwear by herself and with the intention of being environmentally conscious.
Senior Eve Gay started her luxury jewelry concierge company, STONED, in November 2020. Gay works directly with clients to find them custom high-end jewelry pieces such as rings, necklaces and tennis bracelets.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment introduces transfer Micaela Harris, an Integrated Marketing Communication student who is passionate about working in social media marketing and creating her own businesses.
The fashion industry continues to work through store closures, new consumer interests and innovative advertising in the age of COVID-19. Three Pepperdine students explain the shift in the fashion world as retailers and small business owners attempt to survive and adapt to the change.
Senior Christian Battin reflects on his faith, interest in film and the culinary skills that inspired him to start his own on-campus bakery.