Feb. 19 – Matt Young ’96, left, gave a CEP talk – “Trying to Make Sense of a Messy Market: Can You Survive the Times” – that grabbed the attention of several hundred Georgetown College students who are concerned about the current global economic climate. He gave his take on U.S. President Barack Obama’s Stimulus Plan as well as the various bail-outs, but he also gave helpful hints for young people who are about to join the workforce and wanting to set themselves up for success.
Now a VP with West Virginia-based Horizon Financial Solutions, a company that stresses Christian principles in their business practices, Young said he hopes to return to his alma mater this spring and speak to students more about both the job market and “the pitfalls of debt.” Junior Lynnesy Rowland, president of the sponsoring Student Government Association, said “I’m not a Business major, but what (Matt) said I could certainly understand. It really helps those of us who are starting to apply for jobs after Georgetown.”
Above, Matt answered the questions of Cas Lane, a freshman Business major from Goshen, KY; Michael Clemons, a CLC/Spanish double major from Louisville, and president of the Senior Class; and Leah Babik, a French and Art double major/Political Science minor from Union, KY.
Matt returned to campus at the invitation of his Lambda Chi “big brother” James Koeppe, GC’s Director of Student Engagement. Matt was a President’s Ambassador as well as a member of the History Honorary Society and Greek Council. He is married to Ann Marie (Gordon) Young ’95 and they live in Hurricane, W.Va., with their daughter Caroline.