For Donte’ Wroten helping others is a passion.
It is a passion that started with his grandfather Melvin Wroten, Jr. who reared the 22-year-old Moss Point native to always look out for others.
That love for helping others has landed the graduating business administration major at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) a job with Amazon following his commencement in May.
Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. Last year, the company was the fastest to ever reach $100 billion in sales.
Wroten will be working for the company as a human resources senior assistant, which serves as a pipeline program for HR business partners and HR managers.
“HR has always been my preference,” said Wroten. “This is the field for me because I love helping people. Working to get people where they want to be in their professional life is something that brings me joy. Wanting to help people comes from my grandad. He took me under his wings when I was in elementary and his positive vibe and teaching rubbed off on me.”
Wroten lost his grandfather before his sophomore year at MVSU, but he has worked diligently to always make him and his mother, Arabian Wroten, proud.
“He helped me and it made me want to help others. It was hard coming back to school after losing him in 2014, but I didn’t get discouraged because I made promises to him so I had to buckle down and focus harder after all of that,” Wroten added.
Wroten came in contact with the company while attending the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. in Nov. 2016.
While in attendance at the conference on the third day Wroten participated in the career fair and met with a recruiter from Amazon.
“She told me about the position and within five minutes I went to the lab and applied for the position formatted my resume to their liking and around Christmas break they contacted me and set up an interview in San Antonio,” said Wroten.
Wroten interviewed with Amazon on Feb. 1 and was contacted via email on Monday, Feb. 6 that he was hired. Wroten plans to graduate from MVSU on May, 6th and start with the company on May 8th.
While at Valley Wroten has served as the President of Delta Mu Delta (International Honor Society in Business).