Jake Daberkow Welcomes You to the College of Business
Jake Daberkow, '12, urges you to step out of your comfort zone and take advantage of opportunities.
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- [00:00:04.710]Hey, how's it going, Huskers?
- [00:00:07.230]My name's Jake Daberkow
- [00:00:08.530]and I am originally from Madison, Nebraska
- [00:00:11.390]for those of you that know where that is.
- [00:00:13.110]I'm a proud alumni of the College of Business
- [00:00:15.730]at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduated in 2012,
- [00:00:20.720]and I just wanted to quickly share a bit of advice
- [00:00:23.420]that I wish someone had shared with me
- [00:00:25.040]when I was starting my college career down there in Lincoln.
- [00:00:29.000]Really, I got two bits of advice.
- [00:00:30.420]They're both pretty simple things.
- [00:00:32.030]Number one would be just step outside your comfort zone.
- [00:00:35.160]You're in a new situation
- [00:00:36.400]and it's full of opportunities for you to grow yourself
- [00:00:39.830]both now and in the future.
- [00:00:41.460]And the second bit would be just to take advantage
- [00:00:43.560]of all of the opportunities and offerings
- [00:00:47.070]that the College of Business has.
- [00:00:49.730]I, myself never considered working abroad, traveling abroad,
- [00:00:54.790]anything like that until I had a friend and an employee
- [00:00:58.930]of the College of Business
- [00:00:59.870]recommend a study abroad program to me.
- [00:01:03.010]And I went over to Oxford in the summer of 2012
- [00:01:07.160]and got an international perspective
- [00:01:09.530]of business and economics
- [00:01:13.010]and that decision, along with a internship that I earned
- [00:01:16.070]through the College of Business,
- [00:01:18.150]put me in a position where I was able to move to England
- [00:01:21.950]and worked for a company there for four years
- [00:01:24.500]using the skills I had attained
- [00:01:26.380]through my study abroad program
- [00:01:27.640]through the College of Business.
- [00:01:29.580]And following that, I moved down to South Africa
- [00:01:32.480]and lived there for over two years, running a business,
- [00:01:35.485]again using the skills that I had attained
- [00:01:37.970]through the opportunity given to me
- [00:01:40.040]through the College of Business.
- [00:01:41.890]So following those two ventures,
- [00:01:43.300]I've now returned to the U.S.
- [00:01:45.300]after traveling to over 42 countries,
- [00:01:48.190]and I've been able to put my skills in those jobs
- [00:01:51.550]and through my study abroad experience at Oxford into play
- [00:01:54.850]and I've started my own business,
- [00:01:56.814]involved in the international markets.
- [00:01:59.760]So my main bit of advice to you
- [00:02:01.780]as you get going in your college career
- [00:02:03.470]is step outside of your comfort zone
- [00:02:05.680]and take advantage of the opportunities
- [00:02:07.370]that the College of Business has to offer.
- [00:02:09.200]You won't regret it. Go Big Red!
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