2024 Best & Brightest Business Major: Alejandra Mejía García, Hult International Business School

Hult International Business School

“Travel enthusiast by day, dystopia/mystery reader by night, coffee lover all year-round .”

Fun fact about yourself: When I find something hilarious, I am unstoppable. Can’t stop laughing for hours, no matter where I am!

Hometown: Armenia, Quindío, Colombia

High School: GI School (Salento, Quindío, Colombia)

Major: General Business

Minor: Economics

Favorite Business Course: The Political Economy of Development

Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College:


  • TEDx Hult London Organiser and Board Member
  • Hult Founders Lab Entrepreneur – Business: 30%
  • Model United Nations Society Delegate

Leadership Roles:

  • Head of Speaker Relationships TEDx Hult London – (Apr 2023 – present)
  • Speaker Coordinator TEDx Hult London – (Sep 2022 – Apr 2023)
  • Head of Professional and Academic Development – Hult Scholar Grant Group – (Jul 2022 – Jun 2023)
  • Head of Marketing of Model United Nations Society – (Oct 2022 – Apr 2023)

Awards and honours:

  • Dean’s list Student Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023

Where have you interned during your college career?

  • Global Customer Support Summer intern – Bloomberg – London, United Kingdom – (Jun 2023 – Sep 2023)
  • Student Intern (For the development of the new BBA program) – Hult International Business School – London, United Kingdom – (Sep 2022 – Dec 2023)
  • Student Intern (For the development of the new BBA program) – Hult International Business School – London, United Kingdom – (Sep 2022 – Dec 2023)
  • Events Waitress – Splendid – London, United Kingdom – (May 2022 – Jan 2024)
  • Faculty Fellow and Student Tutor – Hult International Business School – London, United Kingdom – (Sep 2021 – Dec 2021)
  • Research Assistant – Onowa Consultorías – Armenia, Colombia – (Jan 2021 – May 2021)

Where will you be working after graduation?  Bloomberg European Headquarters – Global Customer Support – Start date: September 2024

Who is your favourite business professor? Princewill Omorogiuwa.

Princewill genuinely cares about his students, both inside and outside the classroom. His classes are all about real-life cases and applicable lessons. He doesn’t only teach great salesmanship, but also how to be a better person along the way. Ethics is always a key component in his classes.

What is the biggest lesson you gained from studying business? Business is about people more than anything else. Combining technical skills with creativity, empathy, and the drive to serve others, you carve out your niche. Entrepreneurship is about identifying a problem, falling in love with it, and seeking more efficient solutions for those you are trying to help. I find design thinking a great tool and methodology for this.

What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field?  Networking is crucial, but authenticity is key. Being authentic and truly caring for the people you are engaging with is what will give you success in the business world. People often underestimate kindness, but I do believe it is the superpower to excel.

What has surprised you most about majoring in business? I was surprised by how important it is to be in a multicultural environment to truly understand business. After having the privilege of attending Hult, a university with a significantly multicultural student body and teacher body, I learnt that business must be analyzed from a global perspective, not only do markets work differently, but the behaviour, customs and different socio-economic and cultural barriers make the whole difference in any deal or project.

Looking back over your experience, what is the one thing you’d do differently in business school and why? Looking for more opportunities to meet and network with individuals with technical, non-business degrees. Often, when studying at a business school, you only have exposure to fellow business students. Regardless of the multicultural diversity there might be, there is a lack of diversity in interests and passions. Talking and learning from people with radically different knowledge, ideas, and passions is fundamental to developing critical thinking. And from an entrepreneurial perspective, it is great to connect with people who can provide you with areas of expertise that you don’t have, for any business idea or multidisciplinary project.

Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of? Leading the first TEDx Studio format production, “Hidden Heroes”. This edition had the purpose of giving a voice and a stage to remarkable Londoners with inspiring life stories – people who through their often unseen actions and values create positive change in their communities. As Head Of Speaker Relationships, I found the three speakers featured and worked alongside them for months to draft and create the production. The launching event will be on the 24th of March 2024 at the Vaults, London. I am most proud of this because it is one of the most meaningful experiences I have engaged in, learning and working with these speakers taught me more about life than any business course could have. It was a challenge finding and convincing the speakers, working on tight deadlines and mostly, doing a format that was new for the whole team. Yet, it wasn’t just about business, it was about connecting with people and making a real impact.

Which classmate do you most admire? Diego Torres Salinas

He is one of the nicest people I know, always with a great attitude, willing to help everyone and he does magic to be so involved both in student life and extracurriculars while having a demanding part-time job. He hasn’t had an easy time and is still a little ray of sunshine all year round.

Who would you most want to thank for your success? I especially want to thank my father for his unwavering support in helping me achieve my dreams. More than anything, I appreciate him for instilling in me the values of hard work, honesty, and the gift of connecting with people – something we in Spanish call “Don de gente”. He is someone I admire profoundly and that has always pushed me to be the best I can be, but never at the cost of my values or my peace.

What are the top two items on your professional bucket list? Officially launching my startup, 30%, alongside my co-founder. Finally bringing our product to market to help women by providing them with hassle-free, on-the-go battery solutions.

After gaining more work experience, I want to pursue a master’s in design thinking and innovation. I strongly believe creative and design skills apply to any role and position, helping to analyse problems differently and creating real change.

What made (Student) such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2024?

“I am incredibly delighted that Alejandra Mejia is being considered for this recognition. Her path and accomplishments at Hult exemplify our motto, “Those Made to do”, which is deeply attached to the growth mindset. To that end, there are at least five reasons why I am happy to write this nomination for Alejandra.

First is Alejandra’s distinctiveness and academic excellence. They are not simply a pointer to learning ability but an embodiment of an action-oriented one. She worked toward understanding and applied this knowledge in practice as she gained work experience, which brought an active spirit of doing in each project and collaboration. She enriched the learning environment by actively participating in class discussions and even offered to take on challenging topics. Her curiosity, blended with proactivity in tasks, brings out her zeal to learn, try, and innovate the new.

Second is her supportive partnership with her colleagues. Alejandra remains an example of the collaborative spirit embraced at Hult University. She uses her powers to uplift others, showing that “made to do” also means empowering others. Such leadership enhances group success, and the class of 2024 would be incomplete without her.

My third reason is her adaptability and growth mindset. Alejandra comes from Colombia, and as an international student, her successful adaptation to studying in London displays how resilient and tenacious she can be. She has a growth mindset, so Alejandra naturally views challenges as opportunities for personal development.  Her commitment to getting better speaks to her belief in her potential to grow. I enjoyed seeing her positive impact on her peers and motivating them to develop an attitude of learning and improving themselves.

Fourth is her ability to take feedback. This is a good indicator of Alejandra’s efforts in becoming better at every turn. This not only benefitted her in her personal and academic development, but I also loved that her attitude towards constructive feedback positively influenced how her colleagues embraced feedback.

Finally, Alejandra is a natural leader. Her leadership extends beyond this academic performance to a source of inspiration for her classmates to always be their best, to delve deeply into their studies, and to care for one another. Observing how she got the best out of her colleagues during team projects was always a delight.

In conclusion, outstanding academic achievements, with an attitude of collaboration, resilience, and exceptional abilities to lead, make Alejandra Mejia the conflux of character—an invaluable member of the Class of 2024 and a very legitimate candidate for the recognition of Poets and Quants Best and Brightest 2025.”

Dr. Princewill Omorogiuwa
Professor of Practice, Marketing.


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