Two Muncy graduates head for Manhattan
MUNCY – It was just a call to change addresses that led brothers Justin and Jordan Neidig a congratulatory write-up to share their success and support they claim comes from their foundation of growing up and going to school in Muncy.
Both of these young men graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and will embark on careers in Manhattan this fall.
Justin Neidig graduated from Muncy High School in 2003 where he was Class President during his last three years there. He majored first in Accounting at George Washington, then went to law school at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and finally acquired an internship at Schulte, Roth, Zabel in New York City last summer. Upon completion, the firm hired Justin full time to be a law associate where he will be specializing in general business law.
“At first I wanted to be a doctor but later found out my skills are more suited to law. I like to debate,” said Justin.
Jordan Neidig, a 2006 graduate of Muncy High School, recently graduated from George Washington University as a political science major and will be going to Manhattan with his brother. “I have a minor in creative writing and I hope to look for employment as an intern. I am used to New York,” said Jordan. He expressed a desire to work in a public relations firm from the consumer’s point of view such as brand marketing. He was involved with Student Council while he was at Muncy High School.
The two brothers will be joining a third brother, Joseph, Jr. who is employed as an auditor for Price Waterhouse Coopers in New York City. Joseph lives in Brooklyn and has been employed in the Big Apple for four years. He graduated from Muncy High School in 2000.
Since childhood, parents Joseph and Joelyn have take the boys back and forth to Washington D.C. and New York City. “We would go on bus trips to Radio City and see the museums in D.C. and take them on tours. Justin and Jordon always had an interest in Washington,” said Mrs. Neidig. “We would go at least once a year.”
It will be a challenge to find a reasonably affordable apartment in Manhattan explained the brothers, but splitting the costs will definitely help defray costs as a one bedroom apartment generally starts around $3,000 a month not including utilities. Taking the subway and having everything within walking distance will make it easier to get around so having a car will not be necessary they said. “We can’t look too far ahead because the apartments move very quickly,” Justin explained. “They often go by word of mouth or you just get lucky at the time and find something suitable,” added Jordan.
“I attribute my success to the support and encouragement I received from my community here in Muncy that helped me develop the confidence and achieve what I wanted to do,” explained Justin.
Jordan replies, “Always want the best for yourself and don’t settle for something you don’t want. Continue to strive for success.”
“Now that the boys are all in New York, my husband and I can travel more often to the city and not have to go back and forth between D.C. and NYC,” said mom. Both boys were working in the Presidential Correspondence Office at the White House during the Bush administration. “It’s nice to see all 3 boys in one area and see them so successful. They all have such different interests. Yet they still like to come home to visit and keep their sense of community,” Joelyn commented. She says they really appreciate their roots in Muncy where they came from and then take that part of them back with them to New York City.