Jordan’s father Rodney runs a family timber business in Alabama. The comparisons between supply-chain management and quarterbacking became clearer to Jordan as he closed in on his degree, earned this past May.
“Since I’ve really learned about supply chain, I was like, Oh, I’ve been running this for a long time,” he said. “Like in football, you want to choose the most efficient play or route to get to where you need to be.”
Jordan has had a similarly process-oriented approach to his academic career as a whole. When he realized that he would redshirt as a freshman after enrolling early in January 2014, Jordan made the plan to graduate in May 2017, which would give him enough time to earn a master’s degree by the time he was finished playing.
Jordan not only achieved his goal, earning his business degree this May, but finished with a 3.11 GPA, he said. He made dean’s list (3.0 or better) in six out of seven semesters and nearly graduated with honors (3.15), he said.
Jordan is interning this summer at Lexicon Technologies in Conyers, where he has helped improve processes for the IT support that the company provides to several county school systems in Georgia.
With his degree, Jordan’s plan is to pursue a master’s in supply-chain engineering. If it goes as planned, he would earn his master's in December 2018, about the time his Tech career would be ending.
“It’s not official, but it’s what I’m going for,” he said.