Department of Economics

Garret Clarke

  • Graduated: 2005
  • Field: Marketing/Recruiting

Garret Clarke, who graduated in 2005 with a BA in Economics and in Spanish, is the CEO and Founder of a Taipei, Taiwan based Creative Agency.  After graduation, Garret went to work as a project manager for the Princeton Review(opens in new window), a college service company that helps students prepare for admissions tests.  “The job included mass organization of teachers, as well as training and implementing functional programs throughout many school districts in Southern California,” Garret explained on his LinkedIn(opens in new window) page.  “This required a great deal of attention to organization as well, as multi-lingual approach.”

After a year with the Princeton Review, Garret enrolled in National Cheng Kung University(opens in new window) (NCKU)  as an MBA student where he studied for 2 years, with a focus on marketing. 

According to his LinkedIn page Garret “lived a year in near homeless demise in Madrid and found refuge in the delights of photography.”  He has been working as a photographer and branding specialist.  His client list includes; Red Bull, Nike, Greenpeace, Asus, and many others.  His work can be found on his website www.garretmclarke.com(opens in new window)

 “Although working mainly in a creative space the lessons I learned through economics are a major part of every aspect of running a business,” Garret stated in a recent email.  “I am constantly aware of the opportunity cost of taking or passing on cases, and the impacts that can have. Furthermore, being able to approach cases in a calculated and formulaic manner, as one would with Economic theory, will lead to the ability to standardize the process and yield greater results. Also, my background in Economics greatly helped me when studying my MBA.”  (Last Updated 2/18/19)