Big Dreams and Big Goals Lead to an Amazing Career

Jalen H.

TITLE: Team Leader
START DATE: July 2020

Jalen was majoring in Human Services and playing baseball in college when he started looking for an internship. After reaching out to friends he found Platinum, and an internship changed his life forever.

It was not always easy. He had to sell the job to his mom, who is always supportive but skeptical of a job without a guaranteed income. Jalen finally sold her on, “What’s the worst that could happen?” Along with his mom, Jalen needed to see the job in action to really believe he could be successful. After the first few weeks, his eyes were opened to the possibility of this being his full-time career.

When asked how his life has changed since starting at Platinum, only one word comes to mind ““ drastically. Not only has he gained life-long friendships, but he can afford things that he never thought possible. Instead of returning to school in the fall, he decided to stay on full-time and finish school online. While it was one of the hardest things he has ever done, he doesn’t regret it because it allowed him to chase big dreams.

Jalen has his sights on what the future holds. He has big personal goals to fulfill, including retiring at 55 and building a house with land. But more importantly, he has goals for his team. He has a passion for helping people and wants his team to be a good role model. He wants to raise the bar and be the leader that his team can lean on. Every day is a new day ““ you get to talk to amazing people and hear their stories.

“Good day or bad day, you have support from your team. I’ve been in their shoes. I know how tough it can be without a role model and I want to be that person for them.”

In his free time, Jalen loves to spend time with his mom, sister, and his girlfriend Chloe. He also loves to hunt and recently purchased 40 acres of hunting land. He also loves to take a vacation to Canada every year to fish.