Tomisin Dabiri's internship later turned into a full-time role

Tomisin was a student looking for an internship at brass. Six months later, she got offered a full time position.

Tomisin Dabiri's internship later turned into a full-time role


What’s your role at Brass?

I’m a Marketing Associate at Brass. I work directly with the Product Marketing and Communications lead in executing our goals which involve product launches, offline and online advertising campaigns, content marketing, email marketing, and resources like product guides and E-books. In summary, I help in maximising every opportunity to communicate effectively with our customers and employees.

What made you want to work at Brass?

For a long time, I have had the goal of working in the marketing department of a tech company. So I researched a lot about tech companies and followed up on the updates in the ecosystem. It was easy to spot Brass out of the circle as I was interested in the problem they were solving, particularly how distinct the brand seemed. Brass is different and unique. So there was this appeal even before I finally decided to apply to work here. So it just felt like, “oh, these people seemed different. I think I’ll like here,”…and yes, I do, lol.

So how did you make it a reality?

I shot my shot. It was at the time when I needed a placement for an internship, so I did the old-school shooting shot. I dropped a message, and when I didn’t get a response, I placed a call to follow up.

How has the transition been from an internship to a full-time role?

It’s been seamless. I attended a general quarterly review before my official start date, so I was already getting into the company’s vibe and how everything worked here, familiarising myself with the vision and the people. When I joined, I was excited to finally do the work I saw other employees discussing at the meeting. I always say it was what I needed then and I consider myself blessed. I’m delighted because I worked in a team where I could be myself and learn what I needed to fit into my role better. So when I transitioned from being an intern into a full-time employee, I also needed it. The transition was genuinely seamless. The transition began mentally for me. I told myself, ’ Oh, I’m no longer an intern, so if I goofed, my internship wouldn’t be an excuse.’ When I eventually transitioned, I was in the perfect space where I had fully settled into my role with an increased capacity for more responsibilities.

What do you love most about working at Brass?

It’s the people for me. I think I even mentioned it in an article I wrote that Brass lucked out with its employees. People are different, but there seems to be a uniform vibe to them (us). They are very accommodating, understanding, and always willing to communicate, uniform respect irrespective of roles or level and I really love that.

What’s the best part of working remotely?

It caters to my nocturnal side as my creativity is at its highest when the world is asleep- something that’ll be impossible if I had to go through Lagos traffic every day.

What would you have done if you weren’t in marketing?

I’ve not given it deep thought yet, but I’ll find myself in any customer-facing or customer-focused role because I have excellent people skills.

When you’re not working, what do you do?

I’m either studying or running my NGO. So for context, I’m the founder of Mr White Foundation- a NGO currently focused on increasing the availability of blood in blood banks in Nigeria, through organising periodic blood drives.

What’s the best piece of advice you have received?

Do it afraid. Have audacity. Someone told me the only thing you need to prosper is audacity.

What pillar of Brass’ culture do you resonate with and why?

Communicate clearly. I’m biased because I work in comms, but communication is vital for me, and I love that everyone tries to communicate clearly and not run on assumptions.

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