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Student Snapshot: George Thorp '25

George Thorp '25

Before arriving at Dickinson, George Thorp '25 had already served an internship that gave him an opportunity to work with  more than 30 professional sports organizations and more than 300 startup companies from all over the world. Now, he’s a computer-science and data analytics double major at Dickinson, with a statistics-focused math minor, and he’s eager to apply what he’s learning about statistical analysis to a wide array of issues.

Hometown:

Southampton, New Jersey

Majors:

Computer science and data analytics, with a minor in mathematics.

Clubs/organizations:

Red Devils football.

Favorite book:

Flip the Script by Ed Orgeron and Dwayne Johnson.

Favorite movie:

The Indiana Jones series.

Favorite class so far:

COMP 130: Intro to Computing, with Visiting Lecturer in Computer Science Lev Fruchter. Professor Fuchter made it such an enjoyable learning environment that would push us to do better each class. Through this class, I took part in a digital-humanities project, in which Python was used to tokenize poetry for the English department. This was my favorite class/research experience so far.

Favorite off-campus spot:

The Pizza Grille.

Favorite place on campus:

The Rector Science Complex.

On choosing my majors:

Data analytics overlaps very well with computer science, making a double major much more manageable.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be …

a professional baseball player, or someone who works with baseball somehow.

Best part of my Dickinson experience so far:

I love having great professors and so many different paths available to me.

Proudest accomplishment so far:

Surviving my first year with a good GPA and while playing a collegiate sport.

About my internship:

In 2020 I was a HYPE Sports intern through the HYPE Sports Innovations yearly program. This program pairs technology- and data-analysis-based startup companies with professional sports organizations to meet the specific wants and needs of each sports organization aiming to make a more effective and efficient organization. I collaborated with a group of interns who worked together to manage 30+ professional sports organizations and 300+ startup companies from all over the world.

If I could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, it would be …

… Harrison Ford.

Most important thing I’ve learned so far:

Things happen for a reason, and your purpose might not seem straightforward, but it is there.

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Published July 27, 2022