Jack Ferguson has graduated with a Bachelor of Art in applied communication from UA Little Rock.
Why did you choose to study your major?
I chose a communications major because I am in the real estate industry which requires a lot of communication. Communication is incredibly important in any business, but I believe it is highly applicable to building and selling real estate.
How did you end up as a student at UA Little Rock?
I attended the University of Arkansas for one year. A construction company out of Little Rock offered me a job opportunity where I could learn how to build residential homes for them. When I came back to Little Rock, I switched to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and was able to work full time while still going to college.
What are your thoughts on graduating?
I am incredibly excited to graduate as working full time and being a full-time student is a lot. I have enjoyed the experience, but I am certainly ready to have my degree.
Do you have a favorite professor or moment from your time at UA Little Rock?
Dr. April Chatham-Carpenter has been absolutely great to me and has been incredibly helpful through the ups and downs of trying to balance work and school. I owe a lot to her for her service.
What are some of the highlights from your college career?
I think just being able to pursue business goals while still being able to go to school is an incredible opportunity for people. I would call that my highlight.
What are your future plans now that you are graduating?
My brother and I just started a company called Ferguson Real Estate for building custom residential homes. We can be found on Instagram. I also just got my real estate license as a realtor, and I am hoping to work really hard to make a career out of real estate for myself.
What is the best advice you were given or would like to give to new college students?
The best piece of advice I can give to any student starting college would be to make a list early Monday morning of everything the week requires and continually work at getting the work done and scratching the list off as you go. Communicating with your professors often can go a very long way in keeping yourself updated and being able to understand things better.