Money Mentor Profile | Jamilah Holmes at Schreiner University
By Amanda Draper, National Content Director at NextGenVest
How I’m Involved
I am really involved here at school, I am a mountaineer mentor, a member of the SU diversity forum, Schreiner ambassador so I give daily tours of the schools to prospective students, and I help lead summer orientation. Additionally, I do work-study in the study abroad office, am an active chair on the judicial board, and the president of the Black Student Union here on campus.
In my spare time, I play sand volleyball, or Cards Against Humanity with my roommates. I also enjoy baking cookies and Chocolate chip walnut cookies are my favorite cookies.
What I Want High School Students to Know
When I was applying for financial aid, I wish I knew that I could ask for more financial aid and that I can always negotiate to get more financial aid. I want to assure students that it's okay to fight for more money but you should always be respectful when you are fighting to get more financial aid money. And you should always try to write an appeal letter in order to get more financial aid and Money Mentors at NextGenVest will always help you write appeal letters for financial aid. Sign up here: http://ngv.io/match.
How my College is Special
The best thing about Schreiner is you will never have more than 25 students in a class. My smallest class has seven students and I learn so much in that class. My favorite class so far was Business Ethics. It's so interesting to learn what certain people find to be acceptable in business. Schreiner is also special for the fact that every year we have recall weekend and will invite ALL Schreiner alumni EVER, which means that alumni from when Schreiner was an all boys military academy come back to visit and they tell us how much Schreiner has changed.
Plans for After I Graduate
After graduation I am hoping to wiggle my way into the HR department at a tech company, where I will be able to fully utilize my skills. I also REALLY want to intern for Google this summer.
Working at NextGenVest
Honestly, working at NextGenVest has been so rewarding. I love talking to people and being a problem solver, getting to do both of these things is a dream. I wish I knew about NextGenVest when I was applying to college, because having someone who could have helped me research and apply for scholarships, would have been so helpful as my sister and I are both in college now and we are trying to find ways to minimize the amount of money our parents are paying for us to go to college.
*Please note that Jamilah’s responses have been edited a bit for clarity