Jay Weisbrod '09 visited Mrs. Zhu's Chinese 2 Honors class on Oct. 24 to share his experiences in China and talk with students about how language and cultural skills helped shape his career path. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Jay landed a teaching job in southwestern China. He then moved on to work for the world’s largest textile manufacturer, Esquel Group, which produces about 100 million shirts annually for leading brands including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Nike. He worked with all Chinese colleagues and became proficient in Mandarin. Recently, he took a job with Smithfield Foods and will start working half of the time in China and half of the time in the States.