Hello, my name is Nilton Serva and I am a student at Los Medanos College. This past summer I got a job through Earn & Learn East Bay at Costco Wholesale. In this professional experience, I learned how to conduct myself in an interview, market myself as an employee, provide great customer service, and maximize my work ethic.
Not only did my experience provide me with an opportunity to work, it helped me turn my life around too. Before this job, I was close to being homeless. Now I am back on my feet, living independently and able to invest in life’s necessities and my future. From this job, I learned I can move forward with my education and my entrepreneurial venture. Previously, I only looked at myself as an employee. But the more I learned about Costco’s business model, and how they acquired members, positioned merchandise, made sales and managed staff, my mind shifted to looking at things with a business perspective.
I’m currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration striving to transfer to Stanford. I want to one day create companies that'll give the same opportunity that I received and impact people's lives in a positive way.