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Las Positas College hosting talk tonight on business success for young adults

Stanford Management Company analyst to discuss 'Staying Ahead of Change: Think Big and Follow Through'

Las Positas College will host business leader Corban Bell Wednesday for a talk about success as part of its 4th Annual Business and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.

Bell, 27, is a senior analyst with the Stanford Management Company, which invests and manages Stanford University's endowment and other financial assets.

His talk, "Staying Ahead of Change: Think Big and Follow Through," will deal with success for young adults. Sponsored by the college's Business Studies program, it will take place from 6-7:15 p.m. in the college's Multi-Disciplinary Building Lecture Hall, Room 2420.

Admission is free and open to the public. although parking at the college requires a $2 payment

"Corban is an extraordinary leader who applies a seasoned entrepreneurial mindset to his career and values integrity above all," said Business Studies Program Coordinator Lisa Taylor Weaver. "I am sure our students will be inspired by his story."

During his talk, Bell will describe choices that led him to college, internships, his current position and his first professional job with KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory firm.

"I plan to share my personal experiences as an illustration of the power of choice and persistence in personal development," he said.

"My goal in sharing these experiences is to inspire listeners to think big and follow through," he added.

Bell, who grew up in Alameda, has a strong track record of following this advice.

Before he graduated from Grambling State University in 2013, Bell already had a long list of accomplishments. In addition to completing three corporate management internships at KPMG, he led a winning team of interns in the National Intern Community Service Challenge, was active in the National Association of Black Accountants, created an innovative recycling project at his college that raised more than $50,000 over three years and won the 2012-2013 Toyota Green Initiative Contest.

He was recognized as one of KPMG's "Young Leaders," described as "promising, energetic, successful people under 30, who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary leadership and early achievement."

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