Ryan Gordon - Major: Business, Minor: Marketing, Attending Holy Cross College
Hello and welcome to Ryan Gordon's Efolio site. I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Illinois. That summer I started at Holy Cross College. At Holy Cross I have dedicated my major focus to Business while also getting a minor in Marketing. I have a lot of family working business and finance in Chicago and that inspired me to follow in their footsteps.
This site is dedicated to my work and success at Holy Cross. Holy Cross College has a very direct goal for their students and makes sure that every graduate has gone through certain experiences to become a better student and a better person. Holy Cross does this by specifically listing their core competencies and learning objectives. As a Holy Cross Student, I did not just gain knowledge but also important skills that will needed to succeed in our competitive business world. Being a Holy Cross student was not always easy and I faced many obstacles that I had to overcome to achieve my personal goals.
"Overcoming Obstacles Through Experience"
The theme that best describes my Holy Cross experience is, "Overcoming obstacles the experience." Michael Jordan once said, "If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." This quote expresses how I have approached overcoming the obstacles in my life. It is tempting to just ignore or run away from our problems, but we need to face them head on and overcome them if we plan to succeed. This is so important to me because I feel that we are defined by how we face adversity in our lives. I know I will face many new challenges in the future and I am excited to overcome them.
I encourage you to explore my efolio page to learn more not just about me but a little about Holy Cross as well. The Mind, Body, Spirit tab will explain how the Holy Cross Experience will educate not only your Mind, but your Body and Spirit as well. The Four Pillars will show the four major experiences each Holy Cross Student has to accomplish and each pillar will have information on my personal experiences for each of the four pillars. The Core Competencies page will show the five major areas that show not only what I have learned but also explain some of the skills I have gained in each of those areas. The academics tab will show courses that I have taken and some of the knowledge and skills I learned in each of those classes along the way.