Brooks came to Dalhousie as a transfer student in his second year and is now a 4th-year Finance major in the Bachelor of Commerce program. Brooks has shown initiative in his networking and this has led to numerous career opportunities for him.
Active networking has helped Brooks with more than just creating job opportunities. It has helped him form relationships with individuals who act as mentors and motivate him to succeed. With the motivation from his mentors, Brooks has founded his own start-up company, FunKey Token Inc., while continuing to study as a full-time student.
When asked about the advantages of actively networking, Brooks talked about the endless benefits that come with a strong network. He mentioned that a strong network can have a variety of benefits but said, “For me, the most substantial benefit is finding connections who push me forward and always challenge me to think bigger.”
Brooks feels that his network will be useful in the future and that he has already been offered endless opportunities from it. Brooks says, “I have been obtaining endless help from my network as far as knowledge, information, motivation, job offers, and resources for my company are concerned. In the long term, it is vital to stay in contact; networking is not a once and done effort. Looking into the future, I will continue to leverage my network for many of the same reasons, although the scope will change slightly.”
“Networking opens endless doors and it is surprising what people are willing to helping you with”, Brooks added.
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