JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 25, 2023

The countdown for boot camp has officially started and we are just 5 days away from our top 10 finalists meeting in person and competing to be named “the” US CEO for One Month winner!

Meet our top 10 finalists!

Alexander (Alex) Pan

Denison University

Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs, Politics and Communication

Expected Graduation: May 2024

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-pan-1031/

Alex is a rising senior and the student body president at Denison University. Alex grew up in an immigrant household in Brooklyn, NY, and is a first-generation college student. He is passionate about taking every opportunity to grow himself and others to be their best, and has held previous internship positions as a consultant at Red Frame Lab and Cooperative Robobank.

Alex Pan – Denison University

Alejandra Ruiz Hernandez

University of California at Berkely

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Graduated in May 2023 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alejandraruizh/

Alejandra recently graduated from University of California at Berkely with a B.S. in Business Administration. She is a passionate advocate for social rights and sustainability and hopes to combine her entrepreneurial and business skills to make positive change in the future of work. She has previously worked at Mibelle Manufacturing Company researching sustainable innovation, and she’s interned at other local start ups, focusing on sales and overall company growth. She recently discovered an interest in plant-based food systems and is involved with several sustainability organizations to help provide sustainable food solutions for the planet.

Alejandra Ruiz Hernandez – University of California at Berkely

Kelvin Wang

University of California, Riverside

College of Humanitarian and Social Science (CHASS), Pre-Business

Expected Graduation: May 2024

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelvin-wang-691079208/

Kelvin is a business major at University of California, Riverside, and is passionate about business strategy and entrepreneurship. Kelvin founded and currently serves as President of the UC Riverside Business Strategy Club. He is also a founding member and Vice President of the School of Business Leadership Council, working directly with both undergraduate and graduate faculty to help promote collaboration between business clubs on campus. Kelvin also acts as an International Student Affairs Advisor and is an Eagle Scout.

Kelvin Wang – University at California, Riverside

Alexander (Alex) Bavalsky

Yale University

Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs

Expected Graduation: May 2025 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-b7/

Alex is a sophomore at Yale University studying global affairs. Alex is passionate about building communities and bringing people together. Alex is a leader of the Yale New Haven Debate club and serves as the Deputy Business Counselor for the Yale College Council. He has held previous internships at Pan American Energy and Consolidated Edison, Inc. Alex is passionate about traveling and seeing new parts of the world. He is fluent in Russian and proficient in Spanish.

Alexander (Alex) Bavalsky – Yale University

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Brahin

Harvard University

A.B. Candidate in Applied Math and Economics

Expected Graduation: May 2025 Linked In: linkedin.com/in/Elizabeth-Brahin

Lizzy is a sophomore at Harvard University. She is currently studying math and economics and serves as a research assistant in the strategy unit at the Harvard Business School. Elizabeth (Lizzy) one of 14 Harvard-Oxford Vivarium Students, serves as the Co-President of the Chicago Area Students of Harvard, and  is Civic Leaders Fellow at the Reagan Presidential Foundation. Lizzy is a competitive chess player, and her other hobbies and interests include organizational psychology, financial literacy, piano, badminton, bowling and zumba.

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Brahin – Harvard University

Ewan Finlayson

Chapman University

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Expected Graduation: May 2024

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ewanfinlayson/

Ewan is a junior at Chapman University studying business with a focus in entrepreneurship and analytics. Ewan is a member and philanthropy chair of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, plays on the Chapman men’s soccer team, and member of the Triathlon club. Ewan is also a part-time real estate investment intern. Ewan was originally born in Australia but moved to California as a young child. His passion for seeing the world and finding family by being active in the community is what drives him to be involved in an array of extracurriculars and entrepreneurial ventures.

Ewan Finlayson – Chapman University

Kimberly Graham

Liberty University

Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Graduated in May 2023

Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlyfgraham

Kimberly recently graduated with her Master of Science in Business Administration and Strategic Management from Liberty College in Virginia. During her time at Liberty, Kimberly worked as a graduate student assistant and resident assistant where she mentored fellow students and worked to build community. Kimberly has held previous human resources internship positions at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Chik-Fil-A, and she was selected to participate in the Disney Guest Services college program. Kimberly still loves to visit the Disney parks whenever she visits her home in Orlando, FL.

Kimberly Graham – Liberty College

Zachary (Zac) Hamilton

Butler University

Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Expected Graduation: May 2025

Linked In: Not Available

Zachary (Zac) is a sophomore at Butler University studying entrepreneurship and innovation. Zachary is passionate about improving the lives of others in his community. He currently works as an after-care employee at Oaks Academy helping to assist students in homework and lead after school activities. He also worked as a business consultant intern at the Launch Hope Foundation, where he helped underprivileged former trauma victims find employment and stability by launching their own business. In his free time, Zac plays on the Butler Club Basketball team and participates in intramural basketball and flag football activities.

Zachary (Zac) Hamilton – Butler University

Anna (AJ) McBride

Baylor University

Bachelor of Science in International Business & Management

Expected Graduation: December 2023

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-mcbride-02/

Anna (AJ) is a senior at Baylor University studying international business and management. Upon graduating, AJ  plans to start a career that is focused on helping others reach their full potential work with other women to reshape and revolutionize team-building and management in the workforce. Anna has previously worked for Magnolia Company as a Product Education Trainer and Market Host. Anna was raised in a third-world country as a missionary, and that has helped shape her outlook and passion for helping others. She regularly volunteers at her church in her free time.

Anna (AJ) McBride – Baylor University

Priscilla Zhang

Northeastern University

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Political Science

Expected Graduation: May 2024

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/priscilla-zhang/

Priscilla is an honors and Dean’s List scholar studying business with a focus in finance at Northeastern University. She recently interned as a risk analyst at Boston Consulting Group, and previously held a financial accounting internship at Straumann USA LLC. Her extracurricular activities include serving on the HR committee for the National Association for Asian Professionals and as the chapter manager of the Bloom Outreach Program in Boston. Priscilla also plays the flute and the piano and loves to play volleyball.

Priscilla Zhang – Northeastern University

We cannot wait to see these finalists put their skills and talents to the test. Be sure to follow the Adecco Group US Foundation on social media to stay-tuned on their boot camp experience in Jacksonville, FL.




About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading HR solutions company. We believe in making the future work for everyone, and every day enable more than 3.5 million careers.

We skill, develop, and hire talent in 60 countries, enabling organisations to embrace the future of work. As a Fortune Global 500 company, we lead by example, creating shared value that fuels economies and builds better societies.

Our culture of inclusivity, entrepreneurship and teamwork empowers our 35,000 employees. We are proud to have been consistently ranked one of the ‘World’s Best Workplaces’ by Great Place to Work®. 

The Adecco Group AG is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN). The Group is powered by three global business units: Adecco, Talent Solutions and Modis.