Jake Champion grew up in Petoskey, MI and throughout high school really had no intention of going to college. "I always did ok in school but had to work extremely hard to achieve average results. At the time, this was a big source of frustration, but I didn’t realize that the additional effort would be the foundation for a very strong work ethic in my professional life."
Jake ended up attending Alma College, where he majored in business administration, minored in English, played football, and even had the opportunity to study abroad in London.
Three months after graduating, Jake followed his then-girlfriend, now-wife to New York City so she could attend graduate school at New York University. He moved with no job and just enough to pay three month's rent on the two year lease he had signed. Shortly after, Jake connected with a former teammate and Alma grad who made an introduction and helped launch his sales career.
Six years, three jobs and one more Alma alum introduction into LinkedIn later, Jake is working as an Account Executive at LinkedIn and feels lucky to work for an organization that has a positive impact on the lives of individuals around the world every single day.
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