Joseph Hutchinson

Graduation Year: 2015

Employment Organization/Title: Jaizai Investments Inc., Operations Director
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Why did you choose the NC State GLAM program for your graduate education?
Diverse experience and building marketplace relationships.



How did your experience in the program contribute to your professional achievements and successes?
The ability to understand perspective in a global marketplace.

What did you enjoy most about your time in the GLAM program?
Learning the culture and teamwork of my peers.  

What do you miss most now that you have graduated?
Europe and my classmates, I plan on returning very soon.

What are a few of the most impactful classes/lessons you learned during your time at NC State?
Strategy, see the world as others do and be able to adjust based off their perspective and your knowledge.

What are your lasting impressions of the GLAM program?
Excellent program life changing experience.

What advice would you give for prospective and current students who are interested in your industry/profession?
Ask how will this build on my past experience and what will be next once this chapter is completed.

What advice do you have for prospective GLAM students?
Understand the projected career path you want and build towards that.

Could you give a brief explanation of your current line of work, and what has led you to it?
I am the operations director for the largest Sneaker boutique in North America.

What do you believe is your most interesting accomplishment since graduation?
My career path leading to being an operations director was not very traditional at all in nature and all relationship and skill based.

What are your goals for the future?
Get into real estate in some manner.