I am a passionate twenty-something, (almost) college graduate looking for a place to start a career. I love all things media and am excited by how fast the industry and technology is growing.
Growing up in Howard County, Maryland, I was first exposed to design my sophomore year of high school in Yearbook class. I found a passion for graphic design and went on to become the editor of my high school yearbook my senior year. Coming to JMU, I knew that I wanted to do something with design but knew that it would not be my only focus. The School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) proved perfect for me as it taught the creative side as well as the business side of all things media.
Through SMAD I have learned back-end and front-end web design, video editing, print design, media law and how to handle business in the media world.
I am looking for a career where I can consistently learn and grow professionally. Company culture is extremely important to me and in order for me to enjoy my job I need to find compatability with my co-workers. I have found that I work well in a team but can also handle independent projects. I am motivated and hard-working and my dream is to find myself in a position where my supervisors see potential in me and help me grow into a better professional.
Another career goal of mine is to make accessibility the norm. Having worked in the JMU Disability Services Office for almost four years now, I understand the importance of accessibility and universal design.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my site. Please contact me for any job or freelance opportunities.
The following images are of projects that I have completed for class.
After almost four years of study at James Madison University, internships, side projects, and leadership roles I have gained a multitude of essential skills for the working world.
I believe that I have a well-rounded skill set that not only sets me up for a career in the media world, but also as a leader. Outside of school work, I have held three different leadership positions within sorority life. As a freshman, I was the Executive Treasurer of my sorority and managed a budget of over $50,000. As a sophomore, I become President, managing all organization entities and delegating to the executive board. Junior year I was interviewed and slated onto the Panhellenic Executive Council, the governing body of the sororities at JMU. Through Panhellenic I am the Vice President of Membership Education. From these three positions I have learned what it means to be a leader and how to motivate large groups of people. This semester I am also the Promotions and Social Media Intern at Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR). HDR is a group that promotes downtown businesses and events in Harrisonburg. My responsibilities include producing marketing materials, managing social media accounts and more. I am also auditing the JMU Office of Disability Services website in order to move to the Cascade platform. Although I am busy outside of the classroom, I take pride in my school work and have learned much from my classes. From print design to web coding, I feel that my experiences have made me extremely marketable in the professional world today.
“Jenny embodies many of the best qualities of a leader. She is thoughtful, able to see the big picture, works diligently for the best interest of her community, and does so with a personality that is witty, engaging and enjoyable to be around. JMU would be lucky to have more leaders like Jenny. ”Taylor Symons
"Jenny Schmit is the type of leader and person that people are naturally drawn to due to her presence and charisma. Jenny does not need to be the loudest person in the room to be heard or even have a title to be considered a leader. She empowers others by listening to all they are saying and not saying, as well as, is a positive role model and mentor to those she directly works with and even to those individuals who may not know her but want to because she is 'Jenny Schmit.'"Pam Steele
"Jenny Schmit is creative, fun, and hardworking. She is also dedicated to creating accessible environments for all members of our community."Matt Trybus
"Jenny always sets up a very high standard for herself and pursues perfection. She is the kind of student that any teacher would hold in the highest esteem."Yvette Shen
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with me on: