PVH Corp Scholarship Recipients Announced
Two Students to Share PVH Corp. Scholarships
Jolly Zhao and Kathryn Devereaux are co-recipients of the 2022-2023 PVH Corp. ITM scholarships.
Jolly impressed the selection committee with her passion for sustainability, broad interest in applying her international trade and marketing background, and written presentation. In her recommendation, Prof. Christina Torres highlighted Jolly’s unique leadership qualities and ability to work successfully with her peers as well as passion for the subject matter in her Ecology and Environmental Problems class.
As a retail sales associate at Away, Jolly built customer relationships, identified their needs, and educated them on products designed to enhance their travel experience. As a fellow at New Museum of Contemporary Art, she conducted integrated market research to develop social media marketing approaches. Jolly was social media manager at Humble Fish as well as a teacher’s assistant/coordinator at Ming Yuan Chinese School and on the public relations team of FIT’s Style Shop, promoting awareness of this practical application of lessons to industry.
The pandemic raised Jolly’s awareness of global inequalities, which made her think about how resources are allocated, leading her to realize that trade and economics play a major role in understanding and solving these issues. Complementing her ITM major with minors in Economics, as well as Ethics and Sustainability and study abroad, she hopes to become a leader in this field.
On her way to achieving her ultimate career objective, Jolly plans to pursue graduate studies in international trade, marketing, and sustainability. She would like to develop her career with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) because she closely identifies with its mission to help under-developed countries by fostering entrepreneurship, adapting to climate change, and attracting potential investments. Eventually, Jolly intends to help favorably bridge trade between China with its surrounding developing nations.
As Contracts and Procurement Analyst of the Government of Nunavut in Canada, Kathryn managed multi-dimensional requests for tender, requests for proposals, and requests for information contracts, fostered strong working relationships with stakeholders and suppliers through virtual communication, and executed project management tasks.
Working as a political analyst intern for the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission, she implemented its unique branding strategy across the Commission’s policies and identified weaknesses, as well as opportunities, for its growth. As Creative Director and Founder of Iqaluit Dance Academy, Kathryn established a local arts academy for more than 300 three- to seventeen-year olds, who participated in a classical dance program that fostered confidence within a multi-cultural space. She also implemented an instructor training program to ensure success and longevity.
Kathryn is vice president of the International Trade Student Association, where she has been heavily organizing and promoting its events and seeking resources to make them possible. After graduation, Kathryn plans to pursue a career involving technology in supply chain and global trade. She is trying this out, having recently accepted an offer to become a product manager intern at Computer Generated Solutions. In the next five years, she plans to utilize her drive and passion for improving the logistical operations of one or more global apparel companies through specialized international trade lessons, integrity, kindness, and belief in her ability to effect the transformation.
Selection committee members:
- Rachael Flores, Director of Global University & Diversity Recruiting, PVH Corp.
- Sydney Price, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Knew Purpose; ITM advisory board member