Jordan Pope, MS '18 joined the Sports Product Management program in fall 2016 with a career goal of being a demand planner. He had previously worked in apparel embellishment with a focus on inventory maximization and product sourcing. He received a bachelor’s degree in both finance and economics from Eastern Washington University. Once in the program, Pope worked on a product creation team focused on a training shoe and interned for Revant Optics’s product team last summer.
Why did you choose the University of Oregon Sports Product Management Program?
I knew I wanted to work in the industry, but I didn’t know how or what to do. The Sports Product Management program gave me the resources and expertise to make an impact doing something I love—creating sports product.
What was your favorite part of the program?
Such a tough question, but I would say the connection to the industry—the company visits (both local and international), our internship experience, and the program’s instructors, guest speakers, mentors and team coaches.
What are you doing now?
I am currently an associate product line manager for Nike Basketball Apparel.
Do you have any advice for candidates?
Trust the process.