You may already be familiar with the J!Effect: the way that Jeopardy! has impacted people’s lives. But when you’ve competed on the show, the shifts can range from the subtle to the monumental. Sure, a big win makes it easy to consider a career change, but even non-winners talk about the power of having Jeopardy! on their resumes, checking off bucket list adventures, and making lifelong friendships.
Now, as part of Jeopardy!’s 35th season, we’ve created a new area on the site dedicated to our J!Alumni. Here, our contestants get a chance to tell you about how their lives have transformed since they appeared on the show. It’s the ultimate J!Effect.
And we’re only getting started! We know there are many more stories out there, and we want to celebrate each one in J!Alumni. So to all you past Jeopardy! contestants, we want to hear your story, too! Share your story and photos here.
Cheers to all who have put it on the line to compete on Jeopardy!, and here’s to decades of the J!Effect changing lives!