Student Spotlight: Josh Jan

Tell us about yourself.
Hello! My name is Jae Young Jan, but usually go by Josh. I am from Hampton, a little north of Pittsburgh. I went to the University of Kentucky for undergrad, earning my BBA in marketing, and a minor in political science. I graduated in December 2019, so my work experience is limited. I chose Duquesne’s MBA-SBP program because of my future goals to work in marketing, specifically in digital marketing or  consumer behavior. From this program, I wish to gain more knowledge about sustainability in business, and increase my skills for both work and everyday settings. My goal coming out of the program is to gain a better understanding of sustainability and the business side of company operations. With this, I hope to get a better understanding of consumers’ needs and wants.

What skill would you like to master?
One skill I would love to master is singing. I currently enjoy singing very much; however, my singing is horrendous. With the enthusiastic attitude I have toward singing, actually being able to sing would make it much better.

What could you give a 30-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
With no preparation, a topic I can give a 30-minute presentation is hockey. I played hockey until my first year of college, and have followed it for a long time. I can go in detail about the Penguins’ history and its players for hours. Not only that, but be able to discuss players on other teams, whether they are veterans, rookies, or even prospects. I am able to talk and present about the rules, history, minor league teams, and amateur teams. I will probably have to be cut-off on time because I would go over 30-minutes for sure.

What is the best way to start the day?
The best way to start the day is to have a cup of coffee, while eating a Nature Valley bar. Then, I enjoy working out to get my blood flowing for the day. Afterwards I would have a large breakfast. This is the ideal way to start my day, but depending on my day’s schedule I am not able to accomplish these tasks every morning. If I am able to have a home gym in the future, maybe I will be able to do it every day. 

Where would you spend all of your time if you could?
If I had all the time in the world, I would spend it at a private beach house. Nothing compares to sitting on the beach with a Corona in hand. Getting away from Pittsburgh weather is a plus as well.

Who inspires you to be better?
Someone who inspires myself to be better is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Of course, there are role models who I look up to, but The Rock is someone who inspires me to be a better person, not only for myself. He is one of the most famous and highest paid actors today. With that fame, most fall off or get in trouble. Dwayne Johnson has always stays healthy, out of trouble, and nothing negative is ever reported about him. He is someone who has failed many times but never gave up. He always puts 110% into everything he does, which is inspiring for myself to always put my best effort into whatever I do.