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Jack Short

Graduate Assistant of Startup Ventures & O'Pake Investments

Major: MA in Business Administration 

BA in Finance

Graduation Year: Winter 2025

Hometown: Birdsboro, PA

Personality Type: ENFJ-A, Protagonist

What is your favorite part about working with O’Pake?

I have been running track since 6th grade and I am still competing while pursuing my MBA.

What are your goals in the future?

My goal is to be a self sustaining entrepreneur.

How will O’Pake help you reach these goals?

I work with entrepreneurs on a daily basis, which allows me to understand their successes, failures, and vision. These factors grow me in all aspects of my own life.

What is your favorite memory at Alvernia?

My favorite memory at Alvernia so far has been my junior year track season where I podiumed in track in multiple events.

What made you decide to study at Alvernia?

I was able to choose fields of study that fit me, I was able to commute, and compete in sports. It also opened doors for internships, work studies, etc.

Who or what inspires you and why?

My father inspires me because he has been an amazing role model and a good example of hard work, discipline, and work ethic. He taught me the right things in life that have got me to where I am today.

What is a quote that you abide by?

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”

What is something that someone would be surprised to learn about you?

I have been a stock trader for the past four years.