Jasmine Blades

Jasmine Blades

Graduate Student in Human Resources and Employment Relations

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I am a first-year graduate student in the two-year Master of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations program at Penn State. I graduated in May 2020 with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Media Studies. I am expecting to graduate with my master’s degree in May 2022.

During my undergraduate time at Penn State, I was involved in many different extracurriculars. I worked in a Social Psychology research lab, where I found the literature, created, and helped pilot a study about the attrition rates of STEM doctoral students at different universities over the country. Through there I learned skills on conducting fair and unbiased research and starting a real-life study. I was also heavily involved in the annual Penn State Dance Marathon, namely titled THON. Through being the secretary of my org, and a committee member and Lieutenant, I learned skills of cooperation, leadership, how to work through problems, and how to foster community. As a distinguished member of Psi Chi Honor Society, I was fortunate enough to take part in many activities involving psychology, which helped me deepen my knowledge of the subject, and learn how to network. Lastly, as a Family Ambassador for the Penn State Parents Program, I learned how to create and execute different events, as well as deliver my knowledge about Penn State to the Penn State parents and families through various panels and conferences. Throughout the summers, I worked as a Sales Associate at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

I became interested in HR through a course taken in my junior year. From there, I became extremely fascinated by the subject, especially in how to motivate people at work and increasing diversity in the workplace. Though I do not have much hands-on experience in Human Resources, I am looking forward to learning new skills and knowledge in this program to help me pursue a career in HR.