Ethan Giroux’ 22

Class of 2022, BA Business Major with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship 

  • Ethan Giroux

“The JK Watson Fellowship application process has been an exciting and enriching experience. Although applying was not easy or free of anxiety, it allowed me to gain many useful skills such as resume building, communicating effectively during an interview, and how to present my value as a business person. I was initially interested in the Fellowship because of the working and hands-on experience it offered, but I came to be more excited about the idea of working with a carefully selected group of business people with a vision of their own.”


Ethan is a winner of 2020 IBM’s Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship, a prestigious and extremely competitive award offered to students who demonstrate vision, ambition, and leadership. This three-year fellowship provides funded summer internships as well as unprecedented opportunities. As a first-year J.K. Watson Fellow, Ethan completed a summer internship working for the City of Pittsburgh as a member of Sustainability and Resilience, Food Security Project.

Ethan spent last summer working on a team project remotely for the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning surrounding food insecurity. Last year, Ethan worked as a blog writer for the Clearpath Foundation, a nonprofit created to connect homeless youth to resources.  In the coming year, Ethan will have opportunities to intern at leading local and global organizations which will deepen Ethan’s knowledge and experience in a field of his interest.