Jordan High '12
Graphic Design | Ephrata, Pa.
SGA senator, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Welcome Week Planning Committee
Where I’m headed
I’ll be a graphic designer at The Infantree in Lancaster, Pa.
How Susquehanna prepared me for this position
Going into my senior year I had been blessed with many opportunities to practice my leadership skills and to refine my work ethic. Being involved with O-Team and Welcome Week Planning Committee, as well as holding an executive board office within Phi Mu Alpha, I learned the importance of a good work ethic and of being proactive with what I do.
This was very apparent when I had my internship at The Infantree during the summer of 2011. My employer noticed a significant difference between me and other interns they had in the past. This made me stand out and eventually got me a full-time position at that company.
Having gone through one of the strongest graphic design programs in the country was also one of the main factors in getting me my job. My employer was able to see the higher standard that we are held to in the program. I couldn't have asked for better training.
The people I surrounded myself with at SU made my Susquehanna experience what it was. The friends I made were ones who helped to motivate me to do the best that I could. It was through the encouragement of these friends that I realized my full potential as a leader around campus and as a professional in my field of study, while still being able to have fun doing it.
There are many faculty and staff members who have helped me to push myself to a level of excellence that I never thought I could achieve.
What I’ll miss most about Susquehanna
One of my favorite things about SU is being in an environment where I can walk anywhere on campus and find someone I know. I find one of the most important things in life is to build relationships and the small campus setting allows for this to happen very easily. It’s through this environment that I’ve made some of my closest friends. I’m really going to miss being able to walk into Mellon Lounge and having great conversations for hours with old and new friends.
When I came to college, I remember hearing the student speaker at freshman convocation say that he has come to call Susquehanna his home. He found himself telling his parents he was going home when he would return to school. I told myself on that first day that I would enjoy school, but I would never call school home. I was happy with my home and didn’t need a new one. Little did I know, four years later, I would be thankful to be able to call two places “home.”
What being a Susquehanna alumnus means to me
Being a Susquehanna alum means that I have completed a journey that challenged me in my academics and in my personal life to mold me into who I am today. It means that I can move forward in life with a better understanding of my purpose, while still exploring and learning for a lifetime.
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