Jarvis Sam '13 Finds His Niche at Snapchat

Jarvis Sam '13 Finds His Niche at Snapchat

Jarvis Sam '13

Think Rice University’s Sport Management major is only for those who want to work in sports? Think again. In December 2015 Snapchat hired recent graduate Jarvis Sam ’13 as a technical recruiter to handle and launch special projects related to candidate engagement for technical talent among other responsibilities.

The Snapchat app began as the humble brainchild of a few Stanford students as a means to provide an instant, private form of photo-messaging. It has since transformed into the one of the most successful social networks among millennials and the singular obsession of the media and advertising industries.

“Working for a hyper-growth startup is really exciting,” sad Sam. “You really have to find where your interests and passion reside, and technological experience is so attractive across platforms. I was immediately sold.”

Before joining the Snapchat Empire the History, Public Policy, and Sport Management triple-major enjoyed a brief stint with Deloitte Consulting before flourishing at Google, Inc. as a Channels Specialist for over two years.

“The Sport Management major undoubtedly helped me get to where I am,” said Sam. “From learning the basics of strategic networking to marketing plan development, the Sport Marketing and Public Relations classes helped me to really hone my communication skills, and because the major requires you to take courses from the Jones School of Business, I gained experience and preparation in the most practical areas for my future.”

Meyrav Levy, a junior from San Juan, Puerto Rico, is majoring is Sport Management with an emphasis in Public Relations and Communications.