Jordan Younce has found his experiences at the Leighton School have been right up his alley. “I like to work one-on-one with people,” said the senior health services management student. “I’ve gained a wide variety of first-hand experience in different health care settings in my classes.”
Jordan transferred to IU South Bend after his freshman year at another university. “It’s definitely been a good experience for me,” he said. “I’ve really had the opportunity to see what it is like to work in this field, and what skills are needed to excel as a health care administrator.”
The opportunity to interact with patients and administrators in different health care institutions has been valuable in a variety of ways. “In nursing homes, I was able to see the many facets of dementia, and how a care facility can make a difference in these patients’ lives,” he said. In addition, he saw the variety of duties administrators performed in these settings. His experiences in the field have led the senior to target nursing home administration as his ideal job.
Jordan spent last summer as an intern at Farmer’s State Bank. “Reviewing financial documents and credit reports to determine the level of risk taught me how to read and understand a variety of financial documents,” he explained. “It’s a very useful skill to have in health care administration.”
Jordan gives the Leighton School high marks. “Most professors will go the extra mile to make sure their students succeed,” he commented. “It’s a great business school.”