We’re thrilled to welcome Worth Blackman as BARR Advisory’s summer intern in our Cyber Risk Advisory practice. A native of Kansas City and rising junior at the University of Kansas School of Business, Worth has high a deep interest in cybersecurity and business development.
We sat down with Worth to learn about his aspirations and pastimes, and we’re pleased to share this brief Q & A so you can, too.
Q: What excites you about an internship at BARR Advisory?
A: I am excited to work with a great group of people and get hands-on experience. I look forward to the travel and seeing the client process at all stages. Cybersecurity is a huge growth industry, and I am interested in providing companies with services they truly need.
Q: What is the most important personal attribute you bring to your internship?
A: Perseverance. This internship will be a learning curve for me, so perseverance will be play a key role in having a successful summer at BARR.
Q: What’s the first thing you do when you go home?
A: I check in with my family to find out how their days went.
Q: What’s your go-to book and podcast right now?
A: Book: “Off Balance” by Matthew Kelly. It explains the importance of work life balance and dives into the differences between satisfaction and pleasure.
Podcast: “Pardon My Take” by Barstool Sports. They find humor in the world of sports.
Q: What shows are you binge watching right now?
A: Game of Thrones and The Office.
Q: Where’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited?
A: Augusta National Golf Club is the most beautiful place I have ever been. Everything is cut to perfection for the Masters. It feels like you are in a different world.
Q: What is your favorite outdoor activity?
A: I really enjoy golfing, playing pickup basketball, and fishing. It’s always great to be active in the warm weather.
Q: What technology innovation has made the most impact on your life?
A: The iPhone. Having an iPhone makes everything so simple and allows me to communicate at all times, whether that is through email or text. Communication is key in the business world.
Q: What inspires you in your career and in your personal life?
A: I am inspired by goals. Whether that is achieving good grades or running for leadership positions, I strive to be the best version of myself. I also enjoy helping others. In my senior year of high school, I became close with the special needs community and now volunteer for the Polar Bear Plunge, which benefits the Special Olympics.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
A: Personal clarity leads to professional clarity.