The Simpson University Experience - Jack Long
"The business professors at Simpson are really good at preparing their students to go out in the world and have great Christian morals and to be leaders in their industry. They are helping me create a foundation of knowledge in business with ethics and integrity."
— Jack Long, business administration major, class of 2017
Jack Long first heard about Simpson University from some of the pastors of his home church, and after visiting campus, he knew Simpson was where he wanted to attend college.
Jack, a senior from Cameron Park, Calif., decided to major in business administration with an emphasis in marketing because the degree fit his outgoing personality and creative side.
“I like business and enjoy meeting people and working on a team,” he said. “Business administration also offers a wide range of options for different careers.”
The small class sizes and professors make Simpson’s business program unique, Jack said.
“The professors are able to get to know you on a personal basis and help walk you through each course,” he said. “My professors have been there to help me with life and to be a success in the classroom.”
During his time at Simpson, Jack has participated in several internships. In 2014, he interned for Meyer Marketing in Sacramento, Calif., and in 2015, he interned for Business Advantage Consulting in Folsom, Calif. This year, he is the intern for Simpson’s Marketing and Communication Department.
After he graduates in April 2017, Jack plans to work for a marketing company in the Sacramento-area as a sales representative. He said he feels ready for his future career.
“The business professors at Simpson are really good at preparing their students to go out in the world and have great Christian morals and to be leaders in their industry,” he said. “They are helping me create a foundation of knowledge in business with ethics and integrity.”
Based on his positive experience, Jack said he would encourage others to attend Simpson.
“The community at Simpson is very tight-knit; it’s a very close group of people,” he said. “I have made quality, lifelong friends while at Simpson.”
In order to offset the cost of college, Jack received several scholarships and he is grateful for the support from donors that enabled him to attend Simpson for four years.
“Scholarships have been a huge help as far as figuring out finances and how I will pay for school,” he said. “It really takes a lot of stress off me to have those scholarships.”