JMA FUTURE LEADERS
JMA Global has trained thousands of Business, Marketing, Tourism, IT, Engineering, Event Management, Media, Journalism, Photography, and Fashion students and graduates across the continents. The agency has partnered with hundreds of top universities in the USA, UK, UAE, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Vietnam among many others.
Interns will have a chance to work on location or virtually with the JMA Creative Team and JMA Event Team in Europe, Asia, and America.
We train fighters!
Working as a JMA Global intern
I got accepted as an intern with Jessica Minh Anh at the end of November and was working closely with her on her 25th grand production - J Winter Fashion Show: Runway on the Runway in New York (no, not another hotel fashion show). My world flipped upside down during this time, not only in terms of timezone, but also in terms of daily events: one moment I was in a conference call with top global companies at 4AM, and the next I was already speaking to top designers about their collections at the show. It was absolutely insane, in the best way possible.
In retrospect, it was certainly not the easiest internship. Far from it, actually. Besides the fact that the industry itself is full of criticisms, producing a world-class event in such a short period of time requires a lot of efforts when workload is crazy and whether you want it or not, stress is your best friend. And no, there is no such thing a work-life balance either. It’s work until you go to sleep and repeat. Nonetheless, I managed to make it until today where the show has been announced a global success, all thanks to my lady boss Jessica Minh Anh. It’s impossible to complain about anything when your boss always worked so much harder than you, to the point she barely had enough sleep (and kept telling me to go to bed early every day!!). Still, she managed to be cheerful, instructional, motivating, and empowering at all time. Not so sure how she does that, but it’s certain I never really understood what hard-working meant until I met her. Sitting back and watching the way she solved everything were enough for me to get a truckload of lessons. Even in the most stressful moments, she remained calm, and always came out with the smartest solutions. Again, not sure how she did all that, but she certainly did. Also, no matter how it got, Jessica always acknowledged the things that I did and even gave me compliments when I flawlessly accomplished any task. Though simple, not a lot of leaders I knew did so. Nothing could quite match the feeling of being complimented by someone you had absolute respect for.
Signing up as an intern, I barely expected anything besides the same paperwork that any intern has to do yet that was not the case. During the past 2 months, I have witnessed my professional and personal growth accelerate a lot faster than I could ever have imaged. I am so grateful I took the step and got accepted into JMA Internship program. I mean, how many times in life you get to have a boss who slays everywhere from the runway to the office?
Here are some photos, including the one where my boss took me out to dinner!
University of Economics, Vietnam
Drexel University, USA
The amount of experience and comprehension that you can achieve in one JMA internship is truly remarkable. I was thrown into the world of haute couture, media, and communications. I had a chance to meet with models, designers, editors, and partners while helping the show become a success. Jessica Minh Anh is both a mentor and an inspiration who is always willing to teach you something new. I saw firsthand how Jessica intertwines architecture and culture with fashion and art. It was an unforgettable experience!
University of Creative Arts, UK
After working for JMA Global, I have gained priceless experience. Jessica Minh Anh pushed me to believe in myself and my potential, which has been a huge stepping stone for me. I have learnt so much while working within a fast-paced and professional business. Jessica is an extraordinary woman who never ceases to amaze me with her determination and innovation. It has been a dream to work alongside someone so established, professional, and creative. I will without a doubt do it all over again if I have a chance!
Accademia Costume & Moda, Italy
I took part in the preparation for J Autumn Fashion Show and learnt so much from Jessica Minh Anh and her incredible team. I performed a variety of tasks from research on multiple industries to PR activities. Although I was working from Rome for a Paris show, the distance between me and Jessica's team was never a problem. Jessica is an amazing mentor who was always there for me and stimulated me to do my very best. I improved myself to work faster, more efficiently, and accurately, and for that I have to thank Jessica Minh Anh. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!
Istituto Marangoni, France
I've been very fortunate to participate in Jessica Minh Anh's productions both in Paris and New York! It was amazing to see her in action. She always makes the right decisions very quickly, and finds solutions to any problem. If you are in one of her shows, you just know everything is going to work out well! One of the qualities I admire the most about Jessica is her ability to identify strength and talents in each individual team member. She always helps us and guides us, and tells us that we have to believe in ourselves. I'm convinced she's a role model for the future generation. With her, we learnt to be confident and strong to reach our dreams.
University of Hong Kong
I feel very lucky to have had an opportunity to work for Jessica Minh Anh. The internship has significantly enhanced my interpersonal skills and improved my ability to solve multiple tasks effectively. I learned a lot while communicating with international clients. Jessica is very professional and works with high efficiency and a great passion. She was always there when I needed help. Although the internship is virtual, Jessica managed to successfully show me part of her world. Thank you very much to Jessica and her team for making me feel prepared for my future career after a fruitful internship!