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Galesburg, IL 61401
Self-designed Major in Sports Management and Communication, Minor in Business and Management
What are your currently doing post-Knox?
I recently accepted a position as a social media production assistant with the NFL. I will be based out of Culver City, California, in their NFL Network studios, working with their social integration team.
What work experience/internships led you to your current position?
I think all of my past work experience played a role in helping me reach this stage. However, having the opportunity to work for Mandalay Sports Media last summer prepared me the most to take on this new role with what I was able to learn and the connections I was able to make.
How has your Knox experience made an impact on your career?
Knox has had a profound impact on my career. My professors here taught me how to write, think critically, and build a strong connection base. I was able to use these tools throughout my time at Knox and even more so now to work my way into what I would consider a dream first job.
What's the most important thing you learned at Knox outside of the classroom?
The value of experiential learning. During my four years at Knox, I had the opportunity to take the tools mentioned above and apply them in real-world situations through different internships and job-shadowing experiences. That gave me the platform to learn industry skills, develop connections with incredible people, and make mistakes, which is what I have learned the most from. That is why I am in the position I am today.
As a Knox student, Jordan played football and golf, served as president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, helped at Blessings in a Backpack, and worked in the College's sports information department.