TIFFIN, OH – From humble beginnings to one of the most sought-after branding and marketing experts in the country, and an investor on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank, Daymond John has elevated himself to a 21st century renaissance businessman, setting the standard of excellence in marketing, branding, and business.
John is now scheduled to speak at Heidelberg University as part of the school’s HYPE Career Ready Program on Wednesday, January 24.
“Our HYPE Career Ready Program prepares students to bridge the gap between academics and life skills so they can stand out in an increasingly unpredictable and competitive world,” the Heidelberg website says.
Before he made a fortune launching the clothing line FUBU (“For Us By Us”), John’s entrepreneurialism started in grade school. He would scrape the paint off pencils and customize them with the customer’s name for a fee — and his market was exclusively the prettiest girls in his first-grade class. At age 10, his parents divorced, and from that point on, he was raised by his mom alone.
After the keynote speech by John in the morning, students will attend different sessions that focus on one of the HYPE Skills.
“Mastering the six HYPE skills will increase students’ professional confidence and help them impress future employers. The program is self-designed, meaning students have the control over their experiences and can choose from sessions like Networking 101, Evolution of Values, Personal Website Design, Poverty Simulator, Introverts vs Extroverts, and Using Credit Wisely. Some sessions will include trips off campus,” the Berg’s site stated.
The ‘Berg continues to set the stage for a premier, comprehensive, and challenging liberal arts education – right here in Tiffin!