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Master Classes

Spelman’s Master Classes are designed to bring exposure, insight, and a behind-the-scenes look into various career industries, professional skills, and aspects of overall wellness needed to succeed in today’s world.

The Master Classes bring industry professionals up close and personal with Spelmanites. There are panel and small group discussions and activities that allow students to learn more about entering and flourishing in their chosen career paths while maintaining overall wellness. Whether students are considering graduate/professional school opportunities or entering directly into a career, by participating in the Master Classes, Spelmanites will have a competitive edge.


Master Class Series

These are the types of Master Classes you can expect each academic year.

Industry Specific

  • Public Service and Nonprofit
  • Fragrance Industry
  • Audit Industry


  • Financial Wellness
  • Summer Institute

Past Master Classes


BROWN GIRL Jane and The Fragrance Foundation (TFF) Master Class | Tuesday, March 26, 2024, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Fragrance Foundation Master Class 3.26.24 Flyer

The Fragrance Foundation (TFF) will join BROWN GIRL Jane to present a Master Class.  BROWN GIRL Jane comprises three Spelmanites – Malaika Jones, Tai Beauchamp, and Nia Jones – and Sharné Jackson is the executive director of TFF and is also a Spelmanite.

The event will start with a convocation at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a meet, greet, and networking event in the Suites Private Dining Room at noon. 

BROWN GIRL Jane is an award-winning fine fragrance brand anchored in heritage, wanderlust, and exceptional artistry. BROWN GIRL Jane fuses beauty and well-being through artfully designed scent collections that uplift and delight.


Convocation in Sisters Chapel
11-11:50 AM (no registration required)

Meet, Greet and Networking Session
Noon - 2 p.m. Suites Private Dining Room

  • Sharne Jackson
    Sharné Jackson, C'1987, is the executive director of The Fragrance Foundation. Jackson has expertise in utilizing interactive and experiential marketing techniques to manage and maintain a brand’s integrity and position within the industry.
  • Nia Jones
    Nia Jones, C'2004, is Co-Founder and chief impact officer at BROWN GIRL Jane, a luxury wellness and beauty company specializing in plant-based CBD products for women of color.
  • Malaika Jones
    Malaika Jones, C'2001, is the CEO of BROWN GIRL Jane, a culturally-inspired and clinically-studied fine fragrance brand. Jones earned a dual degree in economics and English at Spelman College.
  • Tai Beauchamp
    Tai Beauchamp, C'2000, is an award-winning TV host, producer, and serial entrepreneur who innately connects and empowers women.

Women in Sports Master Class | Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Spelman Pathways Women in Sports Master Class
On Tuesday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m., the Spelman community was invited to explore roles in collegiate athletics, professional sports and entertainment with leaders across the industries. Previous Spelman Pathways Women in Sports Master Class panelists include experts from organizations such as: Ashley S. Green Consulting, the Atlanta Dream, National Basketball Assocation, The Playbook, the National Football League, Overtime, Warner Brothers, WRK and Spelman College. The event will take place in the Manley Student Center Atrium.

Let's Talk Beauty Master Class | Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

MC ELC Morning

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, Spelman alumnae, joined by their colleague and industry expert, presented a panel discussion on their career journey and how students can prepare for a career in the beauty industry. Sessions included a makeup tutorial powered by MAC Cosmetics.

Panelists included:


MC ELC.MAC Evening

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 at 5:30 p.m., Spelman Pathways and Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) presented an evening of internship/career opportunities within ELC and a make-up tutorial. 

Panelists included:

Audit Industry Master Class Testimonials


It was extremely motivational, and I would love to see more women who are open to being vulnerable about what it took for them to get to where they are.


Keep this coming.


Personal Statements Master Class Testimonials


Great class! - Please offer every semester.


I think that the topics being covered as of recent are extremely helpful to my development.


Great class. I learned a lot!