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Volume 81 | Issue 2
March 2013

Student Profile: Jabriel McIntosh


Why do you choose to be involved as a student leader?
I chose to be involved as a student leader because I knew that it would greatly impact my management skills. Expanding upon this further, being a student leader forces individuals to carry themselves in the utmost professional manner, which is valuable for a business major like myself. Also, my position on campus has taught me countless lessons in regards to creating effective budgets and producing quality events for students. In a nutshell, I knew that if I wanted to be successful in the future as an entrepreneur, I had to start learning fast in college by becoming a student leader.

What are your career goals?
My main goal is to create my own career and be successful at it. I simply want to create beautiful products and events that individuals across the world can see and be inspired to become an entrepreneur. In the future, I envision myself blending my talents in entertainment, event planning, and fashion to create beautiful art.

What is one project you are proud to have helped implement on campus?
I was more than proud to be the director of Georgia State University’s first-ever recorded lip dub. This project literally took months to produce and organize; however, it was worth every second of blood, sweat, and tears. The video ended up being very widely accepted and was featured in USA Today.

What has been most helpful to you as a student leader?

By far what helps me the most as a student leader is the guidance of my three advisors.They all constantly provide me with expert advice that helps me excel as a leader and grow into a man. They all also have a vast network that they are more than willing to share with students. Yet most of all, it is very helpful that my advisors genuinely want to see their pupils succeed; and that means the world to me.

What have you learned about leadership through your work with others on campus?
Through working with other individuals on campus, I have learned that being a leader is much more than wearing a nametag and getting free admission to events. Being a leader is how you carry yourself the instant that you step foot on campus. Many individuals get power hungry, but being a leader is almost the complete opposite of that. Leaders think about “we” before “I,” and it takes a strong individual to recognize this. Also, leaders must always realize that others are looking up to them so they should constantly be cognizant of their actions and image.