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Apr 19th, 2023

Class of 2023 Outcomes: Jessica Potter Pursues a J.D.

Jessica Potter

HPU graduates are leading prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse at one extraordinary member of the Class of 2023:

Name: Jessica Potter

Hometown: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Major: Finance with a minor in economics

Post-graduation plans: Potter will attend the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., to pursue a Juris Doctor degree. 

How HPU helped you get there:

“HPU provided me with numerous opportunities to improve my communication skills. Completing mock interviews and attending networking events prepared me for my future. HPU’s resources helped me succeed in my law school interviews and made my applications stand out.”

Most impactful mentor at HPU:

“All of my finance professors were amazing mentors to me during my time at HPU. Lillian Watson, assistant professor of business communications and business law director of the Business Communications Program, was one of my most impactful mentors. Her business law class helped me decide that I wanted to pursue a career in law.”

Most impactful moment at HPU:

“Being able to continue my studies in person when most college campuses in the U.S. transitioned to online learning was the biggest blessing during my time at HPU. Learning in a classroom instead of on a computer screen positively impacted my academic experience. I was able to continue working towards my business degree in a motivating environment.”

How has HPU’s inspiring environment contributed to your success? 

“HPU’s emphasis on life skills allowed me to learn many important lessons during my four years on campus. I was able to practice all that I learned in HPU’s learning labs instead of implementing these skills for the first time in my post-graduate job.”

Advice for underclassmen:

“Take advantage of every networking event, career fair, speaker series and other events put on by the Office of Career and Professional Development. You never know what type of opportunity it might lead to.”

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