Karlveon Ford
Pueblo, Colorado
Karlveon Ford


Karlveon’s interest in business was sparked by his high school involvement in DECA, a program that puts students in role-play situations emulating real-world business conditions. Now he’s a business administration major with a minor in entrepreneurship and plans to become a real estate agent in the Phoenix area following graduation. A defensive end on the Red Raider football team, he serves as a Franken Fellow in the Compass Center for Career & Calling, helping students prepare for their own job searches and careers.

Home away from home
I chose Northwestern because of its close-knit community, and I was excited about the opportunity to continue my football career. The community was very welcoming and inviting. It felt like home. 

Well prepared
The hands-on experience you receive at Northwestern prepares you for your future in many ways. It helps you decide the route you want to take, and it gives you insight into what some jobs are really like before you enter the workforce. 

Business models
The business professors have worked in high-level business positions before coming to Northwestern, and they bring that real-life experience to the classroom. They are also some of the nicest people I have met. They care about students, and they want the best for each one. They are here for you every step of the way and are ready to answer any questions or concerns you have. 

I have gained so much from Northwestern, including lifelong friendships and memories I will cherish long after I graduate. One of those memories is beating Morningside to advance to the national championship game and rushing the field to celebrate with my teammates!