Jade Robinson wants to help people be financially literate
Get to know our students, and you’ll know what UMKC is all about.
You’re graduating soon. What’s next?
I have a full-time job, but my goal is to get started on a master’s degree in auditing. I’d really like to become an internal auditor.
Why did you choose your field of study?
I have a love of banking. So many people don’t understand the importance of financial literacy, and I want to teach people about it. I love helping people.
The program’s challenges are remembering formulas and which to use for what. But the possibilities are open for jobs and careers – you can do so much with it.
What excites you?
I get excited when the people I’m around are doing positive things, especially achieving their goals such as graduating or starting a business. There’s a lot of struggle in succeeding, a lot of sleepless nights. It’s exciting to see the hard work pay off.
Who do you admire most at UMKC?
I admire Dr. Kim Johnson because she inspires me to be that person who helps those in need.
I also have learned so much about finance through Dr. (Stephen) Pruitt at the Bloch School.
What is one word that best describes you?
Ambitious. I set goals for myself, and I achieve because failure is not an option. I have drive, and I refuse to give up no matter the circumstances.