Karl Eshwer ’21 has worn many hats since he arrived at Pace. He’s the president of both the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honors Society and Pace Computing Society, worked as an Orientation Leader last summer, and even participated in the NYC Design Factory and Mock Trial. “Holding these positions allowed me to seek out connections and make a meaningful impact on how my peers viewed and responded to their experiences on campus,” Karl explained. “Being in a position to provide this value to the next generation of the Pace Community brings me fulfillment of the highest magnitude and is my ultimate motivation!”
It’s no wonder he was inspired by a great leader and motivated mind when deciding to major in computer science with a minor in economics. “Seeing the heights [Elon] Musk has been achieving over the past decade (no pun intended) has had a sizable impact on me steering down this path,” he told us. As for the economics side of it, the choice seemed only natural to Karl. “In the current landscape of technological innovation, the economics behind any proposed solution has a profound effect on the introduction and eventual growth of the technology,” he said. “I found it imperative to have a reasonable understanding of the field.”
Of all his Pace experiences, though, Karl pointed to his participation in Mock Trial as “one of the crowning jewels” that really had a profound effect on him—and even solidified his decision to come to Pace in the first place. “I felt like there was one element missing during the transition and I wasn’t particularly able to point my finger at it,” Karl said of his first year on campus. That is, until he auditioned for Mock Trial. “[I] realized that was what was missing: a team.”
Familiarizing himself with all the legal jargon was “an uphill battle,” he continued, but ultimately well worth the effort. “Now that [I’m] familiar with Mock Trial’s many facets, I have come to enjoy it much more from a professional standpoint.”
Currently, Karl is working as a product manager for uSTADIUM, a centralized platform for sports fans the world over. “Having mainly worked on the product aspect of the platform, I am most proud of it for the paradigm it is trying to shift in the sports market as well as for the progress the team has made in terms of technology and growth,” Karl explained. Talk about serious dedication to innovation!
We’re thrilled to see what Karl comes up with next, and especially, what his newest project will innovate as he moves forward in his career.