University: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
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Biography: Oliver Osei-Asibey is a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, originally from London, UK. As a first-generation student with parents from Ghana, he is a strong believer in the power of experiencing new cultures to shape one’s future. He lived and breathed this belief by representing the UK at the International Geography Olympiad in Serbia.
Being the first student from his sixth form to gain admission to an Ivy League university and having benefited from the support of the Sutton Trust US Programme, he is passionate about improving access to international education. This passion drove him to join Project Access, an award-winning international social enterprise that fights inequality in higher education by widening access to top universities, as the Campus Director of his university. During his eight-month gap year analyst internship at Accenture, he engaged with corporate social responsibility efforts through volunteering. Following this, he spent the summer in Canada working at a summer camp geared towards children with developmental delays.
During his undergraduate career, he hopes to continue to explore his current interests in business and international development whilst nurturing new ones in technology and foreign languages. Eager to pave this path, he has completed an engineering service learning trip to Rwanda, where he taught computer programming and helped teachers to implement classroom experience-enhancing technologies. Hungry for a broader global perspective and cultural immersion, he interned at a strategic innovation consulting company in Medellín, Colombia.
Oliver aspires to become a leader at the intersection of innovation and international development. Whether through venture capital, consulting or an enterprise of his own creation, his career will be driven by his growth mindset and desire to have an impact.