Eric Nam speaks on a virtual college tour to empower and inspire the next generation of change-makers
Called “effortlessly likeable and socially-gifted” by The Daily Free Press, ERIC NAM is a mega superstar in Korea, was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and a GQ Man of the Year. While that is phenomenal, he takes it all in stride and connects with his (huge and devoted) fan base beyond the music.
As a student at Boston College, Atlanta-born Nam focused on international studies and social justice issues and was a hyperactive member on campus, even receiving a Momentum Award from The Heights for his work starting the Boston chapter of an Asian American platform. With a job offer in hand from Deloitte Consulting, he chose to pursue his dreams of becoming an entertainer with a pitstop in India for a social enterprise fellowship.
So, while it may be a surprise to some that a K-Pop superstar wants to have conversations about how his generation is going to solve some of our biggest challenges, Nam keeps his curiosity high and the conversations going. In enabling these conversations, Eric co-founded DIVE Studios, where he hosts multiple podcasts and fans tune in to hear his insightful, meaningful conversations covering everything from the environment to the impact of Covid-19 on communities, and yes…some fun pop culture talk. His interviews are sharp and relevant, like the one he recently did with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, former President of the World Bank and co-founder of Partners in Health who called Nam a "uniquely gifted communicator," or Congressman Andy Kim. He has also spoken with artists such as Will Smith, Robert Downey Junior and Jamie Foxx about their creative processes and their passions, helping his fanbase identify the spark inside themselves as they make their mark on the world.
Given the size of Nam’s fanbase, his music sales and his social media following, it is no surprise that Nam is a huge draw for College audiences. His talks empower and inspire the next generation of change makers as he discusses his experience as an Asian American and the thrill of creating goals and taking risks, staying grateful and curious, and choosing a path with purpose. We cannot recommend Nam highly enough for an exciting, buzz-worthy virtual college event.
Eric Nam interviewed Dr. Jim Yong Kim on his I Think You’re Dope! Podcast, sharing his leadership and intelligence as an influencer
Korean American pop superstar, entrepreneur, and podcast host ERIC NAM interviewed the former president of the World Bank DR. JIM YONG KIM on his I Think You’re Dope!, which can be viewed as either a video or a podcast. As the two engage in conversation about Dr. Kim’s leadership in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and more, you can tell how tuned in Nam is to current events, and stepping up as the next generation of leadership, using his platform to bring education, awareness and social engagement to his enormous worldwide fanbase. Eric Nam’s podcast frequently features fascinating subjects and is known as fun and laid back to listen to, while exposing audiences to new people and ideas.
Virtual College Programming: We cannot recommend Eric Nam highly enough for a meaningful, inspiring program with a young international superstar
Korean pop superstar, successful podcaster and entrepreneur ERIC NAM is always a big draw at virtual college events, and he inspires his audience of students – the next generation of change makers – to tackle today’s most pressing issues.
He talks about his MINDSET, which helped him become the star he is today. The Eric we know today - GQ Korea Man Of The Year, Forbes 30 Under 30, musician, entrepreneur, podcaster – evolved over time, and not easily. While mental, emotional and physical health challenges stood in his way, Eric’s MINDSET helped him overcome them as he pursued his dreams, and he wants to share those ideas with others.
In addition to his fame as a K-pop superstar and crowd favorite, Nam is an ambitious podcaster who hosts two popular shows, I Think You’re Dope and K-Pop Daebak Show. His highly engaged fanbase already adored his music, but sees an even more relatable and accessible side of his personality as he hosts these shows. Fans feel like they are chatting alongside him, just like they do at his live events. Sometimes funny and sometimes serious, his podcasts show the full spectrum of Nam’s range.
We cannot recommend Nam highly enough for an exciting, buzz-worthy virtual college event, which students will leave feeling both thrilled and inspired.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Eric is a multi-faceted Korean American singer, songwriter, entertainer, and host. He is one of the most popular and recognizable celebrities in Asia and has been named GQ Korea’s Man of the Year, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, and YouTube’s Trending Artist On The Rise.
Fluent in English, Korean, Spanish, proficient in Mandarin, and with millions of fans around the world, Eric is one of the most extensively touring solo Asian acts across the major continents.
Prior to starting his music career, Eric graduated from Boston College with a degree in international studies and a minor in Asian studies. He deferred a job offer from Deloitte Consulting to take part in social enterprise initiatives in India. An opportunity arose for Eric to take part in Star Audition: Birth of a Great Star, Korea’s version of American Idol, which launched him into Korean pop success.
Eric is a co-founder and creative director of DIVE Studios, the first podcast studio out of South Korea, and host of three award-winning podcasts; I Think You’re Dope, K-Pop Daebak Show and Commit or Quit. He has launched several successful businesses, leveraging his split experience between eastern and western cultures, and has a vision to establish himself as an Asian-American on-camera talent with a voice he hopes will captivate his millennial-focused audience. Eric is passionate about and an advocate for social impact, environmentalism, education, and diverse representation across the media landscape.