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Chioma Eze B.S. ’08

10 Under 10, Alumni


Chioma Eze
 

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October 25, 2017
Tagged: Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Honors College
 

Chioma Eze B.S. ’08

10 Under 10, Alumni


 

Member of Adelphi University’s 10 Under 10.

Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group

“People generally seem like they have it together more than they actually do. This is a helpful reminder for new graduates who may start to feel the impostor syndrome as they enter the workforce. Many people question their adequacy internally, it’s okay. Just put up a confident front, work hard and learn quickly.”

“I felt like an individual rather than just another admitted student during the admissions process,” said Chioma Eze, B.S. ’08, a native of Nigeria, about why she chose to attend Adelphi. “I felt personally invested and connected with the admissions staff I came in contact with [in particular International Admissions].”

Eze is a CPA who formerly worked for Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers, managing public company audits across various manufacturing and utility companies. After deciding she wanted to broaden her involvement in businesses and influence strategic decisions, she left public accounting to get her MBA as a Consortium and Forte Fellow at the University Of Texas McCombs School Of Business. She now works in Houston, Texas as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, a worldwide management consulting firm that advises clients in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors around the world, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 500.

In addition to her role at the Boston Consulting Group, Eze is a part of the Selfless4Africa organization, which is a nonprofit with a vision for an Africa where all children are able to attain formal primary and secondary school education, regardless of their family’s income and status. “We also have a vision that Africans, the African diaspora, and all people habitually participate in daily acts of selflessness,” she said. Through their Education Outreach program, the organization has sponsored over 50 secondary school students, funded modern toilets, and furnished computer labs in schools across three countries in Africa. The organization’s Emerging Leaders grants have sponsored various projects aimed at improving local communities such as setting up a bakery for working mothers in Ghana and modernizing a local clinic in Nigeria.

About her time at Adelphi Eze said, “I was lucky to have many memorable professors in the business school that helped the finance and accounting fundamentals stick with me, even to this day. However, the Honors College seminars were really where the magic happened. One of my favorite Honors classes was the Modern Condition taught in two parts by Professor Haas. The class was a reflection on theories that have most affected the 21st century in the arts, social thought, science and humanities. It exposed me to both content and learning style that I hadn’t experienced before.”

When asked how Adelphi impacted her life Eze said, “The Honors College seminars I already mentioned were truly transformative. My classroom experiences before this had always been authoritative and lecture style. So, the experience of sitting around a round table, debating ancient and modern ideologies with peers as part of a formal class was unfamiliar at first, and then exciting. The readings for our seminars exposed me to new material that still influences my appreciation for arts, music and especially history today.”

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Tagged: Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Honors College
 
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