Young Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine Jarvis

(Photo: Pack Pix, NC State University)

(Photo: Pack Pix, NC State University)

Jasmine JarvisHometown
Raleigh, NC

Graduation Year
2012

Degree
B.S. Computer Engineering, NC State
B.S. Electrical Engineering, NC State
MBA University of Maryland, 2017

Current Job Title
Diversity Recruiting Business Partner at Apple

From attending football games with her Wolfpack alum father to growing up in Raleigh, NC, Jasmine Jarvis was exposed to NC State at an early age. What drew her to attending the University came from an unexpected internship project in high school.

Meet the class of 2020

Here’s what to know about spring 2020 graduates who completed an undergraduate degree

Of the 1,537 new alumni who completed undergraduate degrees, 362 were women.

Of those surveyed during the spring, 47 percent had already accepted a full-time position and 23 percent planned to attend graduate or professional school within a year.

The three most common industries for those new employees were engineering, computer software/hardware and manufacturing.

Of those who had already accepted a full-time position, the median starting salary was $71,250.

“I reached out to Tara Britt in the ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering) department, who was the external relations manager at the time, on a long shot and she took a chance on me by facilitating my participation in the department’s autonomous vehicle camp and lab research work,” shared Jarvis. “Having that initial exposure to the engineering discipline fundamentals and the department as well as the ability to participate in research presentations on campus with the support from the College so early on — it made selecting NC State an easy decision.”

While studying at NC State, Jarvis had the opportunity to intern and work year-round as a tech student intern at SAS Institute and an IT analyst intern with Cisco Systems. Upon graduation she began her career in Washington, D.C. at IBM as a technical consultant.

“Through my time in the College, I learned that I loved people, team projects and collaboration. So, for me, consulting brought together the building blocks I had learned in undergrad with my ability to communicate well and pull together a team to solve problems.” Jarvis held various consulting roles in ibm and pivoted into leading the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives within her role as a talent acquisition partner, until leaving to be a corporate recruiter with Apple in 2018. Now, as a diversity recruiting business partner, she works with R&D and non-R&D recruiting leaders and teams to define and execute diversity strategies to make a direct positive impact at Apple.

Outside of her work she started her own podcast, TECHnically Female, devoted to empowering women of all ages who are interested in pursuing STEM fields. According to Jarvis, the mission of the podcast is to provide useful advice to inspire women to slay in a male-shaped society, to motivate females to pursue STEM courses and pathways and to create a community of like-minded STEMinists and tech-girl bosses.

TECHnically Female (@technicallyfemale) began as a motivational Instagram account idea two years ago and has evolved into a podcast. As of the end of August, it had over 1,000 listens in just two months and she has solidified episode guests for ‘WISE Women Wednesday’ through October.

“I think people are enjoying it because we have authentic conversations that do not shy away from the ‘taboo topics’ as well as discuss the difficulties and the perseverance it takes to be a woman in STEM. The TECHnically Female podcast is helping mentor and guide the tribe towards an empowered STEM journey.”

To learn more about the TECHnically Female podcast, you can check it out on Apple podcasts, Spotify and Anchor, or reach out directly to technicallyfemale@gmail.com.


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