BNP Paribas Assistant Vice President
Jasmine served as an active-duty Marine for five years, primarily working as an Aviation Operations Specialist. She was responsible for managing flight crew records, unit training and operations, and coordinating the squadron’s daily flight schedule.
After completing her military service in 2018, she took advantage of her GI Bill benefits to return to school, completing her bachelor’s degree in International Policy and Development and earning her Master of Public Administration degree at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, California. Jasmine specialized in Financial Crime Management, leading to an internship opportunity at BNP Paribas with Group Financial Security. After a successful internship and post-graduation, she was able to accept a full-time offer to join the bank. Along the way, Jasmine, leveraged her networks from the military and graduate school, as well as a number of organizations aimed at assisting veterans in transition.
We asked Jasmine how her military service impacted or benefitted her career and she shared; she is very grateful to have such a unique assortment of professional experiences to offer in her current role. Many of these opportunities, such as travel, language learning, and leadership experience are attributed to her military service. She views her time in the Marine Corps as an incredibly impactful period in her career, affording her skills that translate well to civilian life, the private sector, and the banking industry. Many businesses, including financial services, recognize the resilience, adaptability, and capability veterans bring to organizations, after transitioning to a civilian career.
Lastly, we asked Jasmine for a piece of advice for service members and veterans considering a career in financial services. She responded, “Don’t discount your transferrable skills! If you, like me, are hoping to make a transition that may seem unintuitive at first, think creatively about how to translate your experiences to your new industry. Showcase your unique resume and talk to mentors and fellow veterans to understand how best to market yourself.”
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