5 Things to Know About Accounting Intern JP Schimpf

Name: Justin (JP) Schimpf
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
School: Indiana University
Major: Economic Consulting and Technology Management

What is your dream job?

JP: Ever since I was little my favorite TV channel has been HGTV.  My grandpa was a realtor and I used to watch him work all of the time.  HGTV and my grandpa have made me interested in real estate, so my dream job is to be a Real Estate Developer.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

JP: I am the biggest LeBron James fan!  There has always been a huge debate about whether the greatest basketball player of all time is LeBron James or Michael Jordan.  If you look at the statistics and watch LeBron play I think everyone can agree that he should be considered the greatest basketball player of all time!

What is your favorite book?

JP: My favorite book is Outliers.  It talks about how people achieve success and the 10,000 hour rule.  It says if you put 10,000 hours of service into any field you will be successful and I believe that.

What question would you most like to know the answer to?

JP: I would like to know if there’s life somewhere else in this galaxy.  I think Elon Musk’s work with Spacex is very interesting and I follow his work hoping to someday find out the answer to this question.

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

JP: For High School graduation I was given the “Most Outstanding Senior Award.”  I thought that receiving that award was a great testament to my character and not so focused on the statistics.  Honestly, I think the fact that I received that award is more of a testament to my parents and how they raised me than anything!

JP Fraternity Class

Above: JP with his Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity pledge class at Indiana University. JP also serves on the Executive Board for Habitat for Humanity where they strive to create affordable housing for low-income, qualifying families.