Jarrod Suits loves guiding and instructing youth. So it's only natural that after graduating from ETSU in December of '04 with a degree in Public Relations, he would end up working as a youth director.
After graduation, he worked for Buffalo Mountain Camp, a Methodist retreat center, as an in-post director. Since September of '05, he's held the position of Interim Director of High School Youth at First Broad Street United Methodist in Kingsport.
"It's a great job," Suits said. "I always enjoy working with youth, and this is just another great step in my life." His degree has helped him to plan and coordinates all the high school youth activities, such as bible studies, retreats and mission trips. Jarrod uses his PR degree on a daily basis, whether it's planning an event, designing T-shirts for the youth or presenting mission trip proposals in front of the church council. Suits overseas all of the high school youth at FBSUM, and really enjoys his position.
"I do what I like, and I like what I do," said Suits. "ETSU is where I gained all of my contacts, and the communications department was great at helping me gain even more. Without those contacts, I wouldn't have the job I have now."