Jasmine Howard, a 2004 graduate of Brush High School, visited with approximately twenty Memorial students in the Media Center on Friday, May 3, 2019, to share about her career journey in the field of business. All students in attendance had expressed an interest in learning more about business-related careers during a recent College/Career Survey. While a student at Brush High School, Jasmine took several business-related classes and participated in DECA, a student program which prepares students to become leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management through various seminars and competitions. The exposure to business-centered classes and project-based learning led Jasmine to earn a Business Administration degree at Northwood University in Michigan.
After earning her degree, Jasmine accepted an internship at MTV which opened the door to career opportunities at Google and her current position as Newsroom Operations Manager at The New York Times, where she is responsible for overseeing major events for the newsroom, including coordinating travel arrangements and insurance purchases. In addition to her current job, Jasmine also works in the talent logistics industry, which has provided the opportunity to work with famous recording artists such as Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder. During the presentation, Jasmine encouraged students to explore a variety of career options and pursue their passion, while emphasizing the importance of setting both short-term and long-term goals. Jasmine was also joined by friend and fellow 2004 Brush graduate, Donna Pollard, who is the Founder and President of the newly opened Team Couture Youth Center in South Euclid. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation and interact with both guests while enjoying a delicious pizza lunch. The SEL Schools wish to thank Jasmine Howard and Donna Pollard for helping our students on their journey of career exploration.