Senior Human Resources Generalist, West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing
Founder, Sylvian Hyde
Member Of: Graduate Human Resources and Talent Management Club
Meet Jabari Chambers '18 from Wilmington, Delaware, who is pursuing his dual MBA in Human Resources Management and Financial Management on our New York City Campus. Jabari co-founded a menswear clothing line called Sylvian Hyde, and debuted his first collection at the 2018 New York Fashion Week.
Where are you currently working?
I currently work as a graduate assistant for Lubin's of Office Communications and External Relations and I work part-time at Battery Park City Authority as a human resources assistant. Also, I co-founded a menswear clothing line called Sylvian Hyde. On February 8, 2018, we debuted our first collection at New York Fashion Week.
Have you had any other jobs or internships in the past?
While at Pace University, I have interned at Uncharted Power and at Battery Park City Authority as a Human Resources Intern. I had great experiences at both organizations. When I interned for Uncharted Power, the duration of my internship was for 10 weeks, but the company extended my internship for two more months because of my positive spirit and work ethic. Battery Park City Authority converted my internship into a part-time position after interning for 12 weeks.
My advice to Lubin students is to network with your classmates, professors, and professionals who visit the school. When you are networking with people do not focus on getting a job; focus on developing a relationship. You never know who could be of help to you in the future.
Tell us about what served as your inspiration to create a clothing line?
At Sylvian Hyde, I focus more on operations and implementing strategies for the business, while my partner, TJ Hyde focuses on the creative side. However, the inspiration for the collection came from both of us. For our first collection, we wanted to create pieces that were unique and exciting and that we could see ourselves wearing. The collection was inspired by us wanting to "design clothes that we want to wear." Our clothing line is a fusion of our style preferences. TJ likes to wear his clothes fitted and structured. I like for my clothes to be comfortable and flowy. If I had it my way, I would wear sweat pants and a sweater or a hoodie most days.
What do you intend to do with your degree after you graduate?
With my degree I will apply the knowledge I acquired at Pace University to grow my business, Sylvian Hyde. Outside of my business, I would like to have a career in the tech or consulting industry. I am interested in human resources management and analytics. Right now I have been focused on getting certified in different analytical programs like Bloomberg Terminal and Google Analytics.
Any advice for Lubin students looking for jobs/internships?
My advice to Lubin students is to network with your classmates, professors, and professionals who visit the school. When you are networking with people do not focus on getting a job; focus on developing a relationship. You never know who could be of help to you in the future. Career Services is great, but do not solely rely on them. You have to do your own job searches on Indeed and LinkedIn sometimes. My first internship I found on my own. The second internship was through Career Services.