GRU student turns passion for business and volunteering into a lifestyle

Daisy Carlos, a senior management major at Georgia Regents University, knows a thing or two about business.

While she was growing up, Carlos said she remembered her mother starting her own successful clothing business in California despite not having a formal education. Before moving to Augusta from Los Angeles, Carlos said her mother worked three jobs to care for her family, something she said inspired her to work hard herself. And work hard she has. After taking her first business course, Carlos started her very own business at the age of 15, buying and selling high-quality used goods at the Barnyard Flea Market in South Augusta.

Now, a senior in the Hull College of Business, Carlos is interning at Savannah River Remediation, the liquid waste contractor of the Savannah River Site.

“My internship with SRR has helped me confirm that I want to start my career in project management and later open a nonprofit to provide health and educational support to children in developing countries,” Carlos said in an SRR press release.

In June, she participated in United Way’s “Project Vision,” a volunteer initiative to assist local elderly, low-income or disabled families. She said her involvement with SRR and United Way reaffirmed her desire to start her own nonprofit one day. She said ultimately she would like to help children from underprivileged families.

After graduating, Carlos said she hopes to visit 10 countries in 10 years, volunteering and helping wherever she can.

Click here to read more from the Aiken Standard about Carlos’ involvement in Project Vision.

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