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Austin Nelson ’14

  • Austin Nelson ’14
    Austin Nelson ’14

Graduation Year

2014

Major at MMC

Business, Marketing Concentration

Current Title

Strategic Events, WeWork

Spotlight Story

Austin Nelson graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2014 with a BS in Business with a Marketing concentration. During his four years at MMC, he completed two internships; those internships, combined with the personalized attention from MMC faculty members, taught him invaluable lessons, including how to run a business and how to build on his professional network.

Nelson resides in Bushwick and works at WeWork, a company that focuses on providing community space for start-up companies and corporations. He is a part of the strategic events team, which plans large-scale events around the globe for the company. Recently, WeWork threw a large “Summer Camp” event outside of London, at which Florence and the Machine was the musical headliner. Nelson was an integral part of the team that organized this successful event, managing the logistics of coordinating flights, buses, and hotels for 3,000+ people. 

In his spare time, you can find Nelson running, hiking, or drinking a good cider or whiskey. He is also the committee chair for the New York Cares Friends Committee, which raises over $50,000 a year for the charity through various events/happy hours. He continues to keep in touch with some favorite professors at MMC, including Professor Rao, who was a mentor for him both inside and outside the classroom. Nelson is proud of his alma mater and remembers his years here as the best time of his life.