by Amanda Bertholf // Spring 2013
Jacob Ortner
Photo by Dan Videtich

Business Marketing

What is your dream job?

To work in international business and law and work for a U.S.-based company in a foreign country. I want to help mold two cultures together and be able to use experiences from traveling to help bridge cultural differences.

Best memory from UMKC:

Studying in Spain for two months.

Favorite place you’ve traveled:

Prague or Budapest. I met a lot of great people in those places.

Any place you’d like to visit that you haven’t?

Southeast Asia and Australia.

What’s the one thing you’d never do?

Sky dive. I hate heights. Even though I do a lot of traveling, flying is my least favorite part.

What’s your favorite way to relax?

Working out. I like to do some cardio on the bike, lift weights and get a lot of stress out of my system and listen to good music while I do it.

What scares you the most?

The uncertainty of moving to a new city where I don’t know anyone or have any connections.

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Proudest moment:

The opportunity to speak at the Kauffman Foundation earlier this semester. I spoke in front of the chancellor, Dean Tan, city council people and business people.

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