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The Marathon Continues

I will speak on my career path so far and where it has led me.

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Just last December, I had absolutely NO idea what I wanted to do. Since freshman year as a finance student at Florida A&M, I always wanted to work on Wall Street. I figured I could be an investment banker for no longer than 3 years, stack up my money, and take my talents elsewhere. I was always intrigued about the idea of working super hard and reaping the benefits later. However, after being rejected interview after interview, I realized it might not be my calling to work 80-100 hours every week. 

This is when The Marcus Graham Project came to rescue. I was encouraged to apply by Troy Harris, an alumnus of the program. I applied, and I was honored to be chosen by Lincoln Steffens and Larry Yarrell for the 2014 iCr8 Summer Bootcamp. 

When I was originally searching for my first job while I was in school. It was initially all about GPA. However, as I soon realized, your GPA was trivial as long as you found out how to be liked. Of coarse, people sought out individuals who could do the job at hand. But, most of all, they wanted people that had the personality and fit. When it is all said and done, they are going to be spending so much time with these people, it might as well be someone they enjoy being around.

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Great to have you join us on this challenge, Nyalls! We'd love to hear more about the selection process you were chosen by for the bootcamp. And what new skills are you learning towards opening up new employment opportunities and pathways? We're excited to learn more...