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Jakayah Maxwell

Digital Marketing Associate

I could tell just from meeting my managers that this was a place where I was going to be well supported.

Six months into a one-year nonprofit workforce development program, Year Up, Jakayah Maxwell was paired with Nasdaq for an internship, a serendipitous match that effectively launched her career.

Jakayah was not only one of the first Year Up interns at Nasdaq, but the first to join her team full-time as a digital marketing associate.

“I could tell just from meeting my managers that this was a place where I was going to be well supported, where I was going to have clear directions and understand everything that I’m supposed to be doing,” Jakayah said. “When I got here, everyone was all smiles, welcoming and ready to lend a hand; overall, it was a very warm cultural environment that I didn’t expect from a financial technology corporation.”

Jakayah plans to complete her undergraduate degree while working full time, and would eventually like to pursue an MBA.

“I love that there is something here for every aspiration I’m going for or want to be involved with, and it’s fun; it’s a great environment with great people,” Jakayah said.

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