AlumKnight Spotlight – September 2022

September 2022 Spotlight: Raphael Jimenez

Raphael Jimenez (Class of ’20), University of Chicago, Graduating in Spring 2024

Degree: Business Economics and Public Policy with a minor in Astrophysics

Career Goals: To hopefully pursue a dual JD MBA at some point after my undergraduate career and eventually work for a non-profit focusing on sustainability.

What has been the biggest surprise about the college experience? My biggest surprise so far has been the willingness of individuals to be there for you, both friends that one might meet in a class, professors, or counselors. It’s not lonely as I thought it could be back in high school.

Most challenging coursework in college: My most challenging coursework has to be Financial Statement Analysis where I was charged with creating financial statements based off real life companies and events that have occurred in the business world.

Accomplishment most proud of: Dean’s List

Can you provide any advice to our current Knights? Take advantage of the time you have now to be free and do what you truly love, because college is grind time. It can definitely be a lot of fun, but it’s important to never lose sight of the work you have to put in.

I paid for college with…: I am going for free, partially covered by but mainly covered by the university itself through need and merit based scholarships for first gen/low-income students.

Fondest memory from high school: One of my favorite classes had to be AP Literature with Ms. Ruiz. I learned to actually appreciate reading which I used to hate and I also thank her for having helped me revise the essays that got me into college.