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Jade Robinson wants to help people be financially literate

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Jade Robinson, July 2017
Bachelor of Business Administration
School: Henry W. Bloch School of Management
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Organizations: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

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.

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