Jasmine Blount

Graduation Year: 2018
Employment Organization/Title: Global Brands Group/Project Manager Intern

Why did you choose the NC State GLAM program for your graduate education?
The collaboration between an extraordinary academic and professional designed curriculum, along with the global experience that NC State GLAM program offers to its students is why I pursued the opportunity. The program complements my Bachelor of Science degree very well.  Additionally, it allowed me to gain direct access and in-depth knowledge to the exclusive world of luxury. 

What did you enjoy most about your time in the GLAM program?
The Global Study Tours. They provided the opportunity to collaborate with national and international luxury professionals and brands. I found it to be one of the most enjoyable components of the program. 

What advice do you have for prospective GLAM students?
Before applying to the program, focus upon the professional objectives you would like to achieve. Develop a plan for accomplishing them. Converse with individuals affiliated with the program to determine if GLAM correlates with your professional objectives.

Could you give a brief explanation of your current line of work, and what has led you to it?
Interning as a Project Manager, I work with higher-level management to facilitate and troubleshoot high volume projects within the company. I sought out the opportunity in project management to explore and increase my understanding about how to develop effective process flow systems within a global business.

Additional Comments?
The invaluable experience of the GLAM program has exponentially increased my possible career opportunities in various ways. The global exposure, curriculum, and life long relationships developed have generated opportunities that possibly would not have been available to me. As a result, enrolling in the program was one of the best decisions I have ever made!