Jones, a management major, also benefitted from being part of SSU’s College of Business Administration (COBA). The College aims for each student to have a job after (or even before) graduation and works hard to get students into jobs and internships at companies like Microsoft and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. That’s why COBA is Savannah State’s only college with its own placement office. Why it pioneered a now campus-wide program to get students to dress their best in professional attire. And why it hosts such events as An Evening with Business Professionals, an all-in-one networking mixer and career fair.
So when Jones attended an expenses-paid national business conference, she was armed with an elevator speech, business cards, and the confidence to hold her own at a table with executives from various corporations. One of those execs? The Vice President of Human Resources at UPS. A week later, Jones sent the VP her résumé. A month later, she was hired.