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My name is Jaylon Hodge. I am from the beautiful island of St. Thomas located in the Virgin Islands.

I am a junior Management Information Systems (MIS) major at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. At Temple, I am the Treasurer of Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness, an Information Technology Assistant in the MIS Department, a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), and a CL community member of (AIS).

This past summer I was a part of the Hershey Park Leadership & Development Internship at Hershey Park. During this internship,  I focused on how to capitalize on my strengths and build on my leadership skills to grow personally and professionally throughout the 12-week internship experience. As I took 3-hour leadership classes each week, I was able to apply what I have learned to real-world experiences as I work in the retail department at Hershey Park. After continuously applying myself and building upon my leadership skills in the biggest retail store in the park, Supply Co., I was able to get a promotion during the internship from being a team member to a store lead. As a store lead I had added responsibilities including providing exceptional guest service through the proper training of new team members within my assigned store location, maintaining store layout in accordance with my Area Manager, providing feedback on product assortment within the retail location by understanding the needs of our guests, and finally assisting in placing orders.

As I worked at Hershey Park, I was able to leave a lasting impact on the people in which I have worked with. Caring equally about the people just as much as the business, I was able to create a more collaborative environment amongst my team members, pushing them to teach, motivate, inspire, and learn from each other. In the end, this enabled us to break through our sales record twice by first making over $100,000 in sales and then over $110,000 in sales.

I find MIS to be a very interesting and creative career and how I can help business professionals with making better decisions and enhancing business processes. My unique desire for not only knowing how one thing works, but how everyone else’s duties and responsibilities relate to/affect each other, led me to pursue MIS as a career and I am excited to get more real-life experience so that I am able to continue to build upon my skills.

 


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