Jasmine's Success Story

Jasmine is just like any fun-loving young woman.  She loves shopping, sports (basketball in particular), watching movies and listening to music. When it came to real world job experience, Jasmine expected a lot from herself— she wanted to work.  When Rachel McGregor of The Choice Group started working with her, she applied for a Project SEARCH internship at Sentara General Hospital and got a position in the dish room of their cafeteria.  She loved it!

She found that at work there was always a task to be done in the dish room at Sentara and it often became fast paced!  Jasmine has a bright personality, loves to tell jokes and goof off, which didn’t always go over well in the classroom, but her energy translated into an enthusiastic work ethic during her Project SEARCH internship.

During her internship, she learned patience.  Being a hard worker she learned to complete tasks in their proper steps as well as patience when working with others.  She also learned how to take public transit to work!  By the time her internship was completed, Jasmine loved working in the dish room.  Unfortunately, Sentara was undergoing renovations and couldn’t hire her on full time after her internship period was over.  That’s where Rachel came in.

In addition to helping her Project SEARCH clients apply for internships, providing on-site training, and follow-up services, Rachel is out in the community finding opportunities for these talented young interns.  Rachel and Jasmine found a great opportunity working with SODEXO at the local Children’s Hospital doing what she loved.  She has been working for Sodexo in the dish room since April of this year and loves her job!


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