"I came in with a sense that, at Davidson–especially being a Belk scholar–I could just explore so many different things. And I took advantage of that when I was here–I used my stipends to try out different fields and different things that maybe I wouldn't have tried out otherwise."


Arielle at-a-glance

Major: Anthropology


  • Runs her own consulting business, Afara Global, helping businesses interested in expanding or growing in Africa
  • Served on the Student Government Association
  • Studied Mandarin
  • After graduation worked with the mayor's office in Atlanta on high-level strategy and services

Used Belk stipends to:

  • Study the business culture in Taiwan
  • Intern with a children's publishing company in New York City