Sam M. Walton College of Business, B.S. in Business Administration: Finance, Accounting, and Economics
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Parents: Roger and Tina Meek
Mentor: John Norwood
- Chancellor’s List
- Honors College Fellow
- Intern, J.M. Smucker Company
- Rebsamen Trust Portfolio Management Class
- Vice President, Beta Gamma Sigma
- Sigma Chi Fraternity
- Study Abroad – Service Learning to Belize
- Fellowship mentor
Philip Meek says his true education came from the exposure he experienced through his extracurricular activities. Three experiences that influenced him the most included studying abroad in Belize, the Rebsamen Trust class and his internship with the J.M. Smucker Company.
He traveled to Belize as part of a community development project within the Sam M. Walton College of Business. This hands-on experience instilled a passion for giving back to a community as well as enhancing his problem-solving, leadership and communication skills. During the three-week stay, the business team implemented a program to educate the local community on business principles and customer service.
An Honors College student, Philip was accepted into the Rebsamen Trust Portfolio Management class with 20 other students who help manage endowed funds for the academic year. His in-class group was selected out of 12 groups to go to New York City to present their stock at the annual Game Symposium.
During this past summer, he interned for the J.M. Smucker Company with the category development team. There, he presented to the Wal-Mart buyer on products that were key to further development of the category. He completed an anchor project that analyzed the impact of private label on Smuckers’ core products in Wal-Mart stores and the opportunities that were available.
Following graduation, Philip will take the certified public accountant exam and start working with PricewaterhouseCoopers.