Financing the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Cameron Ross Steiner
Eller Finance and Entrepreneurship ’16
By Shawna Weltsch, Eller Marketing ’16
Cameron Steiner is willing to go above and beyond to achieve his professional goals of being a successful entrepreneur with a solid understanding of finance. He was born in New Jersey and grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has worked since the age of 16.
He initially chose to attend the University of Arizona to have the opportunity to gain an education from the Eller College and McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. True to form, Steiner will graduate with degrees in finance and entrepreneurship this May. “I chose these majors because finance is always going to be helpful no matter what, and entrepreneurship is a passion which I plan on pursuing my whole life,” he said.
Steiner’s determination and strong work ethic have led him to gain valuable knowledge through many impressive experiences. He has held positions as brand ambassador for several companies, including Coca-Cola and Spotify. He is involved in Eller College Student Council and has held positions within his fraternity. “My professional experience and involvement have taught me to never spread yourself too thin,” he said,” but also to never stop networking and making connections.”
Steiner has spent the past two summers working in New York City. Prior to his junior year, he worked for Manhattan Motorcars and returned this past summer as a corporate sales/planning, and finance intern at Ralph Lauren’s corporate offices. He also owns a portion of a custom clothing company and has conducted over $150,000 in sales so far. “Increase your skillset as much as possible,” he advised. “You never know who is sitting next to you—and who that person knows.”
As his senior year begins, Steiner is committed to working hard to launch his own successful company by graduation. After graduation, he plans on continuing to pursue other entrepreneurial activities, as well.
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