Staff Name: Jake Swanson
Title: Associate Dean of Students
How long have you been working for Minnesota School of Business? Since September of 2009.
What did you do before working at MSB? I was an elementary substitute teacher and I tended bar at the Green Mill.
What do you find most rewarding about your job? I love that I am able to work with so many different people each day. I have always wanted to work in an educational setting to be able to help others further their education.
What is your role with students on campus? I assist with academic advising and answer questions regarding degree progress. I also build the Blaine campus class schedule.
How do you define success? Being able to do what makes you happy.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I thoroughly enjoy local music, trying new restaurants, and playing disc golf.
What/who is your inspiration? I am inspired by happy and positive people. People who, even when things may not be going the greatest still have a positive outlook.
If you were on a sitcom or reality TV show, which would it be and why? This is not necessarily a sitcom or reality show but… I am envious of Guy Fieri. His show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives would be the greatest job ever! I would love to drive a convertible around the nation, dye my beard different colors (if I could grow one, that is..), and eat awesome food in hole-in-the-wall restaurants all while being paid a hefty salary.
What is your favorite movie? The Big Lebowski
What is your favorite type of music? I listen to pretty much all types of music and typically prefer bands that haven’t “made it” yet.. basically anything that is played on The Current; although, my favorite bands include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Trampled by Turtles and 311.
Where can you be found on campus? I reside in the Education Department right in the middle of “cube world.”