Welcome! It is my pleasure to introduce you to Jordan Hunter!

Jordan hails from Queens, New York. However, as a descendant of a military officer he's always had to adapt quickly to change and has also resided for a portion of his life in Florida and Virginia. His peers describe him as a well-rounded individual. He is pleased to accept any challenge the digital marketing industry throws his way.

Where Has He Been? Jordan took a leap of faith by stepping away from his physical role as a best friend and the man of his family in Virginia five years ago to pursue his education at Nassau Community College. He is now on track to graduate (May 2016) from Baruch College with B.A. in Corporate Communication and a double minor in Marketing and Graphic Communication.

Where Is He Now? Since June, 2014 Jordan has worked for a boutique real estate brokerage based out of Brooklyn called Subhut Realty as a licensed real estate professional. He has produced content for over 20 properties on multiple real estate advertising platforms such as, StreetEasy and Trulia. He came on board with CO*OP to learn digital marketing skills that would be applicable in the marketing industry. He hopes to be challenged intellectually and network with a diverse group of people interested in marketing.

Where Is He Going? Malcolm X once said, "education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." Jordan is in search of a culture that embodies this message. He looks forward to being in a position where he has the freedom to be creative and share ideas. There is not a day that goes by he doesn't think about how he can make himself and the people around him have a greater experience.  

Strengths

  • I can orally deliver a message confidently in front of an audience 
  • I can motivate people to let their strengths shine 
  • I can be relied to keep my composer in stressful situations and make tough decisions 

Learning Target

  • I can improve on giving negative feedback in way that is constructive 

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) creates an entertaining and interactive experience for everyone who choses to get involved. They employ people from all around the world. In addition, they give back to the community through their social responsibility program, NBA Cares.

       Twitch is an online live streaming platform where broadcasters can release and perform their content in real-time with viewer interaction live. I first found out of Twitch several years ago when I wanted to find a hobby that doesn't involve being the viewer but a content creator. Now as a live broadcaster, I consider Twitch as my second hobby, influencing many individuals around the world with my creative content and entertainment.

If you would've asked someone before Airbnb was founded in 2008 if they'd let a complete stranger occupy their home for a night in exchange for a fee, they'd probably look at you like you were crazy. Airbnb has created a community of over 60 million people who are open-minded about sharing one of their most value possessions. It's inspirational the way they created an alternative to hotels and hostels.

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Setting the stage: Do you have any children or younger siblings, nieces, or nephews? If so, you probably recall a time when they were screaming your name, tugging at your clothes, and doing anything else they could think of to get your attention. Well imagine that situation with 50 times more kids, and then you'll understand what it's like to volunteer at an elementary school. Jordan volunteers as a team leader through a non-for-profit called NY Cares every week. 

The beginning: One of his responsibilities was to ensure the 4-5 volunteers he manages were having a healthy interaction with the kids, so the kids have a good time playing sports. Everything was going great until two boys started fighting with each other over a bad call in a basketball game. The volunteer supervising them was overwhelmed and had no idea what to do in that situation. 

The middle: Jordan has been in that situation plenty of times, so he ran over and split the boys apart. He let both boys tell their sides of story and then helped them reach a fair compromise. Afterwards, he spoke with the volunteer. The volunteer felt like it was their fault the boys had started fighting and was really beating themself up. Jordan decided to assure the volunteer that they could not have foreseen the boys fighting, and if anything, he could have given the volunteers fair warning that kids sometimes fight. He wanted to carry some of the pressure the volunteer had placed themself, so that they could feel comfortable engaging the kids again.

The End: In the end, there were no more fights, and the volunteers and the kids had a great time. Jordan has managed that volunteer again since then and those boys are good friends now. 

Reflection: It taught him a valuable lesson about being thorough when explaining details to people he manages. He also makes it a habit to check in with his volunteers to make sure they are not overwhelmed at any point now. As the oldest of five siblings, Jordan takes pride being in a position to be a role model for kids.