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Derrick Nelson

Derrick Nelson

Dryden Construction, Inc.

Vice President

Personal Information

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School: San Francisco State University

Major: Corporate Finance

Years at College Works: 2011

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Dryden Construction, Inc.

Title: Vice President

Industry: Construction

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Oversee all business operations.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Successfully running a multi million dollar business since my internship.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

It was the tipping point that helped me become successful.

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

It jump-started my career.

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

Prioritizing.

Advice

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

Be assertive, self-confident and visible!

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Go Cart Racing!! and selling over 20k three weeks straight.

Last words of wisdom

Perception is reality and make sure to stay tenacious.