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Truman Pippert

I’m an entrepreneur, a leader and an economics major researching labor markets. And I can do it all because I’m a Bluejay. Creighton is helping me pursue my passion.

Economics, Heider College of Business

I chose Creighton because I heard about the “Bluejay family.” When I came here, it didn’t take me long to understand what people were talking about. It’s amazing.

Creighton is just the right size—big enough for opportunities but small enough to make lots of connections and not feel overwhelmed, and it lets me pursue everything I’ve wanted. I’m in the entrepreneurship club. I play intramural sports with friends. I’ve served as a leader in Alpha Kappa Psi, the business fraternity. And I’ve been in two research programs.

Truman Pippert

As part of the Business Research Fellowship, I researched the economics of dental practices. In the dental field, each worker is a close substitute for another since they are all highly trained. It also leads to a minimal pay gap.  

It was a fascinating project. I learned a lot not only about my research subject, but also about working with other students, presenting information, working with data and collaborating with faculty. I’m now leading a cohort of students for the research program.  

It also led to a job. My research on the intersection between health and business helped me get hired by a health care records company, where I’ll work while I pursue an MBA.  

I couldn’t be happier with Creighton. It’s a supportive environment whether you are meeting friends, working with faculty or speaking to staff.  

I appreciate how close-knit Creighton feels. My professors have been, without exception, excellent. Classes are small, so building relationships with my teachers and fellow students has been easy. I’ve had my advisor in class three times now. He has been able to follow me through my Creighton experience and help me grow.

It’s a great family. 

I could not imagine a more compassionate family, and everybody truly cares about each other.
— Truman Pippert