I chose Jackson State because it’s an HBCU with a great business program. It was an easy decision. My mother is real big on entrepreneurship, and my dad is real heavy in the stock market. And a lot of people in my family own their own businesses. I decided to come here to further my education, so I can take it back home and help my parents, my family, and my own business. I have a clothing line called Tresor, which is French for ‘treasure.’ And I’m actually working on starting another company.
I’ve had a really great experience at Jackson State. I actually started my clothing line a few months into my freshman year. I’ve met a lot of really great people. They’ve helped me a lot and established connections for me that I probably couldn’t have gotten on my own. I love it here. It’s like one big family, and I really don’t think I could have asked for a better school experience so far, aside from COVID.”
– Tia, sophomore entrepreneurship major from Greenwood, Miss.