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Martin Huang

Business Analyst at JCPenney
Industry: Retail

College Major: Finance

CWP: 2010

"It gave me the confidence I need because it was definitely one of the hardest things I have ever done."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Went backpacking through Europe for a month, something that I have always wanted to do.

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Kevin Babb

Business Analyst at ZS Associates
Industry: Consulting

College Major: Physics

CWP: 2011 to 2013

"Helps get a job and do well in that job."

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Puneet Lath

Business development at Expensify
Industry: Software

College Major: Economics

CWP: 2010 to 2011

"Helped me develop the skills I needed to get my next job and excel at it."

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Richard Ferolo

Business Development Manager at SA&R Sales and Marketing, Inc.
Industry: Importer

College Major: Management

CWP: 2011 to 2012

"Learned Sales Process and adapted it to current sales model"

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Jesse Villanueva

Business Development Manager at Valore Inc.
Industry: e-commerce

College Major: Economics

CWP: 2007 to 2008

"Well i did the program my freshman year, but immediately after excelled in my next position selling advertising for a newspaper where I quickly ranked up to running that show, & while there identified 2 opportunities which were being under served so started two companies Fourth Estate Mobile & SDBlackbook( aka SodokuSaver, & AztecDeals). Gave me a skill which is far more valuable than a piece of paper."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Graduating SDSU, Beating out all the top Ivy League business schools at business plan competitions, & having way more fun than them doing it.

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Romain Lazerand

Buyer/Product Manager at Nordic Naturals
Industry: Pharmaceuticals

College Major: Political Science

CWP: 2010

"CWP helped me get more respect in the work place because I already had the managerial/executive experience so when suggesting something, people listen more."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

1st place at an international triathlon with no training.

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Chris Pham

Candidate for the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Degree at Tulane University School of Medicine
Industry: Medical

College Major: Biological Sciences, MCDB

CWP: 2010

"At all my medical school interviews, my experience with CWP was what set me apart from thousands of other candidates."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Entering medical school with a full scholarship.

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Michael Wickenhauser

Catastrophe Claim Representative at State Farm
Industry: Insurance

College Major: Political Science and Psychology

CWP: 2008

"It helped prepare me for the amount of work that was necessary to be successful in law school."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Graduating law school and passing the Florida bar exam.

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Brett Musgrove

CEO at PrimeCo Painting & Construction
Industry: Construction

College Major: Engineering

CWP: 1997 to 1999

"Taught me the basics of running a successful business."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Running/owning a $9,000,000 company.

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Adam Robinson

CEO at Govplace
Industry: Government

College Major: Economics

CWP: 1994 to 1995

"CWP gave me the confidence and the capital to launch my company directly after college. The sales and management skills i developed there, still serve me today."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Raising 2 bright, well adjusted, happy boys.

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Chris Warden

CEO at SpreadEffect.com
Industry: Marketing

College Major: Finance

CWP: 2008 to 2009

"CWP gave me the confidence to start my own company senior year of college. Starting that company lead me to meet my current business partner and ultimately lead us to start Spread Effect."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Growing Spread Effect from 0 to $3MM in revenue in less than 3 years.

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Taylor Smith

CEO & Founder at Blueboard, Inc.
Industry: e-commerce

College Major: Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

CWP: 2009

"I knew that I could work for myself and that I didn't need a larger company to succeed. It gave me the confidence to know that I could handle anything that came my way."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Starting an e-commerce/distribution business, being able to quit my job after only 8 months of running it, and having 4 full time employees currently that trust me to run a bootstrapped company with very little funding.

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Nick Niehaus

CEO and Founder at Case Coolie
Industry: Food and Beverages

College Major: Entrepreneurship

CWP: 2007 to 2012

"I may have had a few part time jobs to pay the bills after working at CWP but every since I left I've been working on starting and growing a business. Everything I learned during my time with CWP has helped in that endeavor."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Selling my first 1,000 Case Coolies (a product that I invented) was definitely my proudest accomplishment so far.

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Jesse Nichols

Channel Sales Manager, North America (Google Analytics Premium) at Google
Industry: Advertising

College Major: Philosophy

CWP: 2002 to 2004

"Immediately after my graduation, it probably helped me secure a job in sales. The lasting effect has been a willingness to figure out any part of a job, regardless of whether it's my core role."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Creating my own role at Google and earning global recognition in my industry.

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Jeremy Leven

Chef at Border Oak
Industry: Food and Beverages

College Major: Political Science

CWP: 2005

"It took a while to fully realize how much it had shaped me. But going after my own dreams on my own terms started with College Works."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Developing a team I can trust from the ground up who are committed to a common goal of opening a restaurant.

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Vincent Yeung

Client Executive at IBM
Industry: Technology

College Major: Economics & Business Admin (Operations Mgmt)

CWP: 2008

"Great resume builder and conversation topic. It is very different than the typical corporate internship you may experience. Being in a sales job now for a large corporation the work I do now is much easier due to the experience I have had going door to door and cold calling."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Joining IBM as a client executive.

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Andrew Jost

Senior Client Service Representative at Guggenheim Investments
Industry: Finance

College Major: Business/Economics

CWP: 2008

"I immediately had an out of school experience to draw from. I could confidently tell employers that I had handled stressful times, and I had been able to successfully manage both good clients and bad clients. That was worth more than any paycheck."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Pursuing the CFA designation, building great relationships in the financial services industry in the Washington, DC area.

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Russell Francom

Client Valuations at Goldman Sachs
Industry: Banking

College Major: Economics

CWP: 2010

"Helped me achieve an awesome job right at graduation."

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Lisa Erickson

Club Manager in Lawrence, KS Club at Genesis Health Clubs
Industry: Health and Fitness

College Major: Economics

CWP: 2008

"I don't think I would have had the courage to try sales if I hadn't done it with CWP, and I found I was good at it. Because I did well with CWP, I tried several sales jobs until I found one that combined my sales skills with my passion for helping people, and I have my dream career!"

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting promoted to Club Manager after only 9 months with the company, and being the only female club manager in the company.

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Skyler Hallgren

Co-founder at The Earthquake Bag
Industry: Entrepreneurship

College Major: International Politics and Economics

CWP: 2007 to 2008

"My experience totally changed my career path. I had a vague idea of where I wanted to go, but my decision to intern with CWP completely changed that. My DM experience gave me the confidence to take bigger leaps and continue to roll the dice and bet on myself."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I am proud of having the courage to live my life my way. Each person owes it to themselves to look inside and decide the life that fulfills them. They also owe it to themselves to act upon that decision. I launched a new company with a CWP buddy. We were recently featured on Forbes.com http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhochman/2016/10/14/entrepreneurs-make-an-earthquake-bag-thats-ready-for-the-big-one/#1d7fde0a2b33

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