University of Memphis student Xavier Jones is participating in GE Capital Aviation Services' AMS (Asset Management Services) University Co-Op Program.
As part of the co-op program, Jones is learning about AMS's business model, key market drivers and competitive landscape while honing his analytical, presentation and persuasion skills as he completes his studies. He will work for the marketing and sales team three days a week through next May.
"I'm grateful to the University of Memphis for preparing me and giving me the chance to be exposed to opportunities such as this one, as well as all of the new programs and mentorship opportunities that many students are taking advantage of now," Jones said.
Jones is pursuing his bachelor's degree in business administration. Last year he completed a summer internship with GE Capital in Norwalk, Conn., where he gained experience in loan reviews and internal auditing. Before that he operated his own graphic design business.
Jones also is an Emerging Leader scholar; he volunteers at local middle schools and has taught classes in music, history and preparing a path to college. He is an active member of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Inc.
A graduate of Mitchell High School, Jones is the son of Pejetta Dyson and Albert Jones of Memphis.