Jamerus Payton stated ”
Make time to build meaningful relationships and friendships, even with strangers.
Yes, your main objective is to learn while at your HBCU, but often times we do not know or we forget that one of the greatest assets is relationship building. As the old saying goes, “it isn’t always what you know, it’s who you know.”
Or maybe you’re more familiar with, “your network is your net worth.” All hold true while in school (and after school), so while in college take advantage of being surrounded by like-minded people. Step out of your comfort zone and get to know people that you would not generally talk to.
An HBCU is a great opportunity to build long lasting and life-long relationships. You never know who will be a great future contact for your career or as a business partner, client or employee.
Jamerus R. Payton is a Co-Founder of HBCU Wall Street. He graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a BS in Manufacturing Systems in 2006 and Electronics Technology in 2007.
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