When he was a high school student, Jordan Frazier was pretty sure he was going to college at a big state school.
"But then I gave Robert Morris a chance," he says. Based on a recommendation and a bit of online research, Jordan came out for a tour and checked out the business program. Now he's glad he did.
"I didn’t know quite what I wanted to do, but I just heard that they had a fantastic business program there, a lot of opportunities there," he says. "The companies that recruited from Robert Morris were the companies I wanted to work for, in the different fields I wanted to work for, in the positions I wanted to work for too."
Jordan wound up triple-majoring — in accounting, finance, and economics — and quadruple-interning, twice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, once at KPMG, and once at a local health care technology startup, where he worked directly under the CFO helping to prepare for their first real audit.
But if it sounds like Jordan was in over his head, think again. On campus he also was president of the Association for Future Accountants for two years and an officer for the RMU chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the prestigious national honorary fraternity of accounting and finance. On top of all that, he completed an impressive 150 credits with a perfect 4.0 GPA, ready for his CPA exam.
No wonder Jordan already had a job offer from PWC when he graduated. He works Downtown now as an audit associate — the job he was shooting for since freshman year.
High school students should think carefully about what their college experience will mean for their future career, Jordan says. "You need to gather as much information as possible, and from there, filter everything, analyze everything, and make your decision."