40 Under 40: Matt Rogers ’05
MATT ROGERS ’05
Mentor Who Made an Impact
I’ve had several mentors throughout my academic and professional careers. They have been instrumental in helping shape my future in unique ways. Rather than modeling myself after one mentor, I try to combine the best guidance from all of my mentors in order to help define my own future.
Most Cherished Arcadia
Memory It’s a tie between the semester I spent abroad in London and the camaraderie I felt as a member of the men’s tennis team. Both experiences shaped my future in different ways. The study abroad experience broadened my perspective on the world and enabled me to have a better understanding of different perspectives. Playing on the men’s tennis team reinforced the value of teamwork and working with others to achieve a common goal. The friendships I made with my teammates was very impactful during my time at Arcadia.
Advice to Young Alumni
You are the best advocate for your own career. You need to be persistent in setting goals and holding yourself accountable. Whether you are looking to obtain a certification, a promotion, or a career, the first step starts with having a realistic goal with a specific timeline. This way, you can measure your progress and know when you are off-track and need to focus more energy on attaining your goal.