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JARED BRYSON ‘20


 
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Mr. Bryson studies Economics and Chinese and hails from Bolingbrook, IL where he attended Plainfield East High School.

Why did you initially choose to attend Morehouse?

In the Fall of my senior year of high school, I wasn’t even going to apply to Morehouse, let alone attend. Having toured campus three times and being impressed on none, I didn’t want to be troubled with the application fee. Finally, my mother convinced me to apply early and I obliged simply because it was no additional effort on my part to submit to Morehouse through CommonApp. After getting accepted, I started to do some research and started to see some impressive students. Up until I received a scholarship from Morehouse, UNC-Chapel Hill was on the top of my list. After Admitted Students Weekend and meeting Alumni who were even more impressive than the students, Morehouse climbed to the top of my list and I chose to attend because I thought the career opportunity would be unmatched for myself at Morehouse.

What has kept you at Morehouse?

Ever since taking Philosophical Ethics in the summer prior to my first year, I knew I made the right choice. I’ve been able to grow and succeed personally, socially, professionally, and intellectually in ways I previously could not fathom. Outside of myself, I’ve discovered and got in tune with a brotherhood at Morehouse that, as a senior in high school, I thought was a just a marketing ploy. I’ve truly developed a love for Morehouse that has motivated me to push it to be the next Morehouse.

Why did you choose to study Economics and Chinese?

In high school, I planned to study marketing. After meeting an alumnus in finance, I switched to finance. When I got to campus, older students advised me that I could have the same career trajectory as an economics major and could also get a broader social scope during my studies as compared to finance. As for Chinese, I was no longer interested in continuing Spanish after studying it for four years in high school and figured college was a good opportunity to try something new. I loved kung-fu movies growing up too so I was more interested in studying the language.

Outside of Economics and Chinese, what have you spent time learning about?

Having previously been a Philosophy minor, I’ve completed some coursework in that department and enjoy learning about ethics. I also stay up to date on environmentalism and sustainability because ultimately, I want to change the way the world uses resources.

More about Morehouse Consulting Club:

On campus, most of my time is spent with the Morehouse Consulting Club, as far as organizations go. I started the club my sophomore year because there was a need for organized preparation resources for students trying to get into Consulting for internships and full-time. We’ve grown since then but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

More about WeAreMenofMorehouse:

I’m most proud of this platform. I think this is only the beginning.

Independent Projects

Internships

  • Moody's Analytics - Learning & Development Intern (2017)

  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey - Investment Banking Intern (2018)

  • Apple - Finance Intern (2019)

Experiences Abroad

  • Cuba - MPAGE (2017)

  • Haiti - Alternative Spring Break (2017)

  • China - Intensive Mandarin Program through Morehouse's Chinese Studies Program (2017)

  • Liberia - Planting a Seed International Winter Fellow (2017)

  • Brazil - MPAGE II (2018)

Scholarships

Language Fluency

  • Conversational in Mandarin

Academic Greek Organizations

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon

Professional Programs

  • Bain & Company BEL Program (2018)

  • McKinsey & Company Freshman Leadership Academy (2017)

  • Blackstone Diverse Leaders Program (2018)

  • Morgan Stanley Freshman Enhancement Program (2017)

  • Oliver Wyman Diversity Forum (2017)

  • Spotify Opening Act HBCU Conference (2017)

  • Bank of America Elevate Diversity Forum (2017)

  • Wells Fargo Freshman Diversity Finance Forum (2017)

  • Capital One Ignite Summit (2017)

  • Suntrust Diversity Leadership Summit (2017)