Jared Poole ('14) | Finance
Extracurricular activities/organizations: McNair Scholars, Ultimate Frisbee Club
Favorite courses: (In no particular order) Ancient and Medieval Philosophy; Law, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility; Ethics; Ethics and the Accounting Profession; Community; Postmodernity; The Devotional and Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament; J.R.R. Tolkien;and Major British Writers II
Advice to incoming students: Commit yourself to finding out what you are passionate about. You probably won't just stumble upon it. Be deliberate about discovering yourself and your interests. It will get you on the track to a career you'll love (and keep you from having to endure too many classes that aren't exciting!).
Why did you decide to come to ACU?
Toward the end of high school, I started to realize that I needed to be serious about claiming my faith for myself. I chose ACU because I wanted to be in an environment that was constantly asking how God fits into every minute aspect of our lives. In addition, I was attracted by the opportunity to learn from so many brilliant Christian professors who were also seeking answers to these questions with their students.
How has ACU prepared you academically for your future?
When I first came to ACU, I thought I knew what it meant to work at something. My first few semesters shattered that illusion pretty easily. A collection of dedicated professors were not shy about pushing the limits of what we thought we could do as students, while also encouraging us in that growing process. Today, I am a more competent student than I imagined I could be. I am also prepared for the process of pushing my limits again during the next stage of my academic journey.
How has your experience at ACU impacted you?
My time at ACU has done more to transform my Christian faith than I could have hoped for. I am now much more sure of God's love for me, but I am also more aware of the many ways in which I can better participate in his work on Earth.
What have you gained through your involvement with LYNAY?
LYNAY is a community of talented individuals who are committed to bringing a piece of God's kingdom to Earth. During periods in which we cannot seem to meet the standard we are capable of, this community provides the example that can help to turn things around. So many LYNAY students are doing awesome, interesting things with their gifts. These individuals provide encouragement by showing what is possible.
What do you hope to do after graduation?
I will be entering a Ph.D. program in Organizational Behavior in the fall. After that, I hope to either find a position as a business ethics professor in a college of management or do postdoctoral work in applied ethics.