Destiny Modeste

In 2017, Destiny graduated as the most decorated student in the history of the College. During her tenure at Paul Quinn College (PQC), she was selected as DFW’s Most Influential College Student, a White House Initiative HBCU All-Star, and captained our victorious SXSW HBCU Battle of the Brains. A critical factor in Destiny’s development has been PQC’s Corporate Work Program, the off-campus internship component of the Work Program for qualified students. Destiny’s internship placement was the cutting-edge advertising agency, Slingshot, LLC. The design skills, marketing knowledge, and incredible work ethic she acquired while working at Slingshot paid off when she interned at the literary agency Dupree-Miller & Associates and was offered a part-time job helping influential individuals like Michael Irvin and Keke Palmer break into the literary market. Destiny performed so well that the company CEO personally offered her a full-time position upon graduation.

Currently, Destiny is a Junior Agent/ Social Media Coordinator for Dupree Miller & Associates where she works directly with the company founder & CEO on new business development and deal execution. One of Destiny’s main projects has been to help plan and execute the Voices That Matter Speaker Series (an event that rivals TED Talks), featuring authors such as Charlamagne Tha God, L.A. Reid, DeVon Franklin, and Emmitt Smith.

Destiny credits her success to Paul Quinn College’s transformative Work Program:

“Without the Work Program, I wouldn't have been as equipped to break into the professional world. Throughout your college experience, the Work Program prepares you for success in the real world, something that is unique to the Work College model. I now know that every day isn't going to be easy, but I also now have the skills to adapt to any situation and can identify a solution to a problem without complaint. I am extremely grateful that I was chosen to be a part of the inaugural class of the Work Program.”