Emily Scott Surette JM '07
Emily Scott Surette

Before NBSS, I was an undergraduate at Boston University studying advertising. While in New Zealand my junior year, I realized that a corporate career wasn't what I was looking for in life. I needed to be more hands on and more independent.

I wanted a skilled-based career — one that presented a new challenge everyday and produced tangible results. The NBSS jewelry program was the perfect match for me.

The most valuable aspect of the program was the intense, hands-on style of teaching. It taught me self discipline and hard work. I learned that if I didn't put the effort in, I wasn't going to get the results that I wanted. I needed strong technical skills in order to create the jewelry that I was proud to put my name on and NBSS gave me those skills through its knowledgeable and supportive teachers.

Some of Emily's recent workWhile in school, I began selling my jewelry and doing simple custom jobs. When I graduated, it was natural to just keep the ball rolling. After a few years of craft fairs, trunk shows and art events, my home workshop became too small and I decided to open a store. The e. scott originals jewelry shop was opened in September 2010 and it is by far the best decision I've made.

See work by Emily and her company on her Instagram page: @escottoriginals

The most valuable aspect of the program was the intense, hands-on style of teaching. It taught me self discipline and hard work. I learned that if I didn't put the effort in, I wasn't going to get the results that I wanted.