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Brady Hopkins

Brady Hopkins

Cargill

Logistics specialist

Personal Information

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School: Western Washington University

Major: Finance/MBA

Years at College Works: 1999 to 2001

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Cargill

Title: Logistics specialist

Industry: Agriculture

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Planning/forecasting demand of ingredients into feed mills for western US.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Earning my MBA with a perfect 4.0 and being at the top of my class.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP showed me the value of hard work and gave me the confidence to take on tough challenges in business.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

The experience I gained from CWP was very impressive to potential employers for someone coming straight out of college.

What do you want to tell your clients about what it meant to work with them and how it has helped you get to where you are today?

Thank you to all my clients for taking a chance on a young man and giving me the opportunity to work on your homes.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

I learned a lot from my experience with CWP. Most importantly I learned about myself and my ability to cope with challenges and failures yet still be successful.

How has the friendships and networks you built during CWP affected you?

I still remain in contact with a few people from CWP and have worked with them as well. They are great people and I will always have a connection with them.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

Prepare yourself for a challenge and be willing to trust the process and fully commit yourself. Those that fail tend to do so because of a lack of effort and will, not skill.

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

Choose an internship that is going to be challenging and one that will expand your skill set and experiences. Most people switch career fields multiple times in their lives, so it's important to be well rounded.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Camping with Mike Profant and shooting off his awesome potato cannon!

Last words of wisdom

Believe in yourself, even when others may doubt you. Even Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team and look how he turned out.