Alex Britton '14 developed his first app at the age of 12 and is the Founder of Britton Enterprises, a mobile application development company. He has designed and developed over 15 applications and apps featured on the iTunes homepage and top charts. Alex attended the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. The King Alumni office checked in with Alex at NYU:
As a student at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, I have the privilege of crafting my own major/concentration. My concentration is in Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Real Estate. A program such as Gallatin gives me great flexibility in my educational pursuits – which is perfect for my personality and learning style.
In addition to coursework, I actively participate in the entrepreneurial scene on campus. NYU is home to an "Entrepreneurs Lab", which provides students with a space to work on start-ups, business advice and sometimes funding. Furthermore, I am a member of the Entrepreneurial Exchange Group, a club that fosters entrepreneurial thought and helps with networking throughout the New York City tech environment. Through this organization I have been able to go to several different offices and make connections with professionals at companies such as, Spotify, Tumblr and Google."
King prepared me by instilling the value of time management and organizational skills. These teachings have certainly helped me throughout my time at NYU, with my internships and my own business endeavors.
There were many teachers at King that I appreciated; however, I would have to say that Mr. Pusack was most impactful. Math is not my strong suit. With that said, he pushed me to learn the material. We also got along well on a personal level. He took an interest in my personal projects and acted as a supporter. Furthermore, we bonded over hitting golf balls at Sterling Farms while I was on the golf team. He really understood how to reach my "high school brain" then — as such, I was able to walk away with great math knowledge and fond memories.