Alumni in 5

Jesse Schmitt '22

Jesse Schmitt '22


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1. Tell us about your journey since graduation.
After graduating in April of 2022, I moved from Grand Rapids to New York and started interning for Edelman, a global PR and communications firm. Since officially joining my team, I have had countless incredible experiences. From attending the United Nations General Assembly to working on PR programs for WWE wrestlers, my post-grad life has remained dynamic and exciting!

2. Share a favorite Grand Valley memory.
Some of my favorite memories come from my time running GrandPR, GVSU's student-run communications firm. It was both challenging and rewarding, and I met many of my closest friends because of it.

3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Talk to your neighbors, your coworkers, and the people at your grocery store! Relationships are the most important things we have.

4. List three words you would use to describe your Grand Valley experience.
Friendship, Growth, and Opportunity

5. What difference would you like to make in the world?
I believe that making a difference in the world starts with being an active citizen. Talking to our neighbors, organizing our communities, and taking care of each other is how we can foster large-scale change.

July 2023

Interest Area(s)
Adv Public Relations, Studio Art

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