Jake has worked in Higher Education Administration for over nine years. During that time, he has worked across all areas of graduate business education: Admissions, Career Services, and Student Affairs. As part of the strategic leadership team within the Georgia MBA program, Jake helped facilitate Georgia’s rise in the MBA rankings from the 50s into the top 30. Jake specializes in collaborating across departmental units to maximize resources and design infrastructures empowering students to realize their goals. Recent examples include redesigning the student club structure within the Full-Time MBA program to better align with the size and strategic mission of the program and working closely with an MBA student to launch the Georgia MBA B Collaborative pairing MBA students and UGA undergraduate students to serve as consultants for companies pursuing B Corp™ Certification. Jake is invested in providing the best student experience possible, volunteering as a Safe Space Training Facilitator, Student Veteran Transition Coach, and a Correll Scholar Mentor which provides mentorship to first generation college students from rural areas.
What is your company mission?Within UGA’s mission to “teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things,” I strive to provide applied learning opportunities that enable MBA and MSBA students to apply the skills they are learning to solve real world problems.
What does your company do? What product or service do you offer?We strive to prepare students to become leaders and eventual changemakers in the workforce.
How long have you been a B Corp™?We are not a B Corp™ but I have been heavily involved with this movement, connecting students with aspiring B Corps™, for over 3 years.
What attracted you to B Corp™?
The B Impact Assessment provides an excellent framework for students to learn what it means for a business to measure and grow it’s impact. Highlighting the role business can play in improving society is a transformative experience. Engaging with B Corps™ opens an entirely new set of possibilities for students once they graduate. Opportunities that they didn’t believe existed.
Why does B Corp™ matter to you?
Beyond the obvious good that B Corp™ creates, B Corp™ also allows me to challenge the traditional norms of business school and expand student’s understanding of their career opportunities.