JRF Scholars Bond with Unilever at Magnum Ice Cream Pop-Up Shop
On Thursday, August 3rd, JRF Scholars beat the heat at a Unilever-hosted Magnum ice cream pop-up shop in the New York City’s Meatpacking District. The Scholars, who live or are working in New York for the summer converged on the specialty shop for a casual evening of decadent desserts, networking and all out fun.
Unilever, maker of the luxurious ice cream brand and a JRF sponsor since its inception, hosted the event. A leading supplier of food, home care, personal care and refreshment products with sales in more than 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day, Unilever’s portfolio includes iconic brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton tea, Dove soap, Axe deodorant, Suave hair care and Dollar Shave Club.
Employees from an array of Unilever departments also attended the event giving Scholars the chance to learn more about the company’s brand, its corporate culture and available internship & professional opportunities. Unilever staff were excited to hear from JRF Scholars about their summer and internship experiences in New York City.
“I think an event like this shows the true breath of Unilever’s commitment to the Foundation. Anyone can sign a check, but it takes a certain level of care and compassion for a company to encourage their employees to volunteer an evening to share their professional journey with students,” said Jerome Smalls,’19.
“I had a fantastic time meeting the JRF Scholars. I relished the chance to hear about their journeys thus far and plans for the future, along with sharing my own experience at Unilever. The Magnum pop-up shop was a great, relaxed venue. I’m happy we were able to showcase the engagement of our brands while hosting leaders of the future,” said Ethan Rothschild, Unilever HR.
“I am so thankful that Unilever hosted the Magnum event. It was so much fun to mingle with the people who work at Unilever and with my fellow Scholars. And of course, the ice cream was delicious,” said Madison Johnson, ‘20.
The New York City shop is one of twenty-two Magnum pop-up shops worldwide. Visitors to the shop get to create a custom Magnum ice cream bar hand-dipped in Belgian chocolate and covered in any number of twenty premium toppings including rose petals, crispy fig and white chocolate crispy pearls.
The Magnum pop-up shop in NYC will remain open through September. It is located at 875 Washington St, New York, NY 10014. Click here to learn more.