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Koppany Jordan

Class of 2016
Major/Minor: Economics and Political Science / Global Business Concentration and Religion Minor

Campus Involvement
  • Treasurer, Class of 2016 (2012-2013)
  • Member of Campus Christian Fellowship
  • Editor of the 4 Corners Magazine
  • GIS Apprentice I, Washington College GIS

Q & A

 

High School: Northampton Area Senior High School

Hometown: Northampton, Pennsylvania

Recommended Professor: Dr. Prud’homme

Recommended Class: Exercise Physiology

 

How do you unwind?

I try to stay active and so I really enjoy just hitting the gym, going on a bike ride around Kent and Queen Anne County, or swimming. I’m also a big Marvel nerd so sometimes I’ll be Netflixing or watching the newest film in the MCU. 

How has WC changed your life? Or, what does WC mean to you?

To me, Washington College means community. We’re like a family, who although we do get into arguments at times, we manage to always come back together. WC has played a huge role in helping me seek my purpose and through the many opportunities available to students, almost anything is possible. Without Washington College, I would not have been able to receive a generous scholarship to help me go abroad and explore the world. The school has taught me to step outside of my comfort zone, which is truly something that is needed in our globalizing economy. Additionally, the Career Office was instrumental in helping to communicate to me internships. Without their dedicated staff, I would not have been able to have the rewarding summer that I did working as an Strategy intern at Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Advice for Freshman: Take advantage of your opportunities. There’s so many things going on that it might seem overwhelming but try to seek out things that spark your interest. Then get involved and make friends. College is as much about growing in a community as much as it is about performing well academically. 

Why did you choose your majors?

As a freshman, I discovered I had various interests, but I did not know how to narrow them. By taking my required coursework, I was assisted in helping to focus more on what I felt would be valuable to me. I began to take courses for professors and before I knew it, I chose my majors based on that. 

Favorite Quote:

 “Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.” –Steve Prefontaine