At Usher’s New Look, we’re all about exposure! Exposing youth to better opportunities, like future career pathways, is how we are successfully getting students to think toward their futures and what their purpose will be. Last week, for Spring Break, New Look youth in Atlanta, Milwaukee and Detroit job shadowed various executives in their communities. In Atlanta, our partners Arby’s and the Arby’s Foundation provided shadows for five Leadership Academy students: Alexus Mitchell, Benjamin Leverette, Carinthian Jones, Kayla Rhoden and Jasmine Elliot. These students got the once in a lifetime opportunity to shadow Paul Brown, President & CEO of Arby’s, Kate Atwood, Executive Director, Arby’s Foundation, Josh Martin, Director, Digital and Social Media, Scott Boatwright, Senior Vice President of Operations, John Dasis, CFO and Ellen Rose, Senior Director, Brand Activation at Arby’s Restaurant Group. Thank you all for spending the day with our students and giving them a look at your day-to-day work! Check out what they had to say about their experiences.
“One day I hope to become a fashion stylist. Shadowing Mr. John Dasis, Arby’s Sr. Vice President Controller, was a great experience, because one day I will have to manage accounting for my own business.” -Jasmine Elliot, 12th grade, Future Savannah College of Art & Design Student
“Shadowing Ms. Ellen Rose, Senior Director of Brand Activation, I learned I can pursue other majors and degrees and still be qualified to enter the field of Marketing and Branding. I learned how the Marketing Department is further segmented into smaller departments, saw the schedule for new Arby’s products and how they would be promoted, and even tested new Arby’s Products before the general public.” -Kayla Rhoden, 12th grade, Future Syracuse University Student
“Today I was able to meet a person who is where I want to be in my life. I was able to be part of a conference call for the Arby’s Foundation. I got to voice my opinion in a team meeting, and most of all, I was invited back to be a summer intern! This experience made me realize that I want to be a public health advocate and one day the head of the communications department for a non-profit.” -Alexus Mitchell, 12th grade, Future Tuskegee University Student