Comm graduate's career path and impact on SBS students

Chris Gardner '89

As a communication major, Chris Gardner ’89, wasn’t entirely sure what direction he wanted to go with his degree. At the time of his graduation he was confronted by an economy that was weakened by the previous year’s historic Black Friday stock market crash, the national debt had reached an all-time high of 3.7 trillion, and economic growth was slowing down. “I ended up doing construction for a couple years and real estate for a couple of years, before I got a job in business.” Gardner, who was a PVTA driver as an undergrad, says “I even thought about being a truck driver!” Read more about his accomplishments and how he’s helping to contribute to opportunities for current students.