Jorge Lopez

Purdue University - Northwest

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Purdue University - Northwest


What path brought you here?

During my five years teaching, I realized that my students have taught me so much more than I could have ever imagined. I wanted to get out of the classroom and see how else I could help students prepare for future. I saw too many of my former students either dropping out of college or transferring. After exploring a few options, I decided to get my Master’s degree in Higher Ed to work with college students in personal and professional development. I’m fascinated by what makes students keep coming back to the university and how they develop throughout their college journey.

What do you like most about working at the Career Center?

Working with college students on professional development has been an amazing experience as I see them transform and start truly believing they have the capable, qualified young professionals. Personally, I did not utilize Career Services as an undergrad and realized afterwards how beneficial it could have been as I navigated building professional documents, interviewing, and networking. I want all students, especially those that seem intimidated by approaching staff, faculty, and even employers know that they have an advocate in their corner here in The Career Center.

Other passions

Outside of work and family, I really enjoy playing sports, woodworking, and teaching others about financial literacy.