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Christopher Fraioli

Co-Founder, General Manager at Crowd Audio LLC
Industry: Music

College Major: Management, Entrepreneurship

CWP: 2010 to 2011

"It gave me the tools and confidence to go get what I wanted both in school and in starting my own business."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Being accepted into the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, Graduating and launching a startup.

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Andrew De La Bruere

Co-founder/Director at Compassion Entrepreneurs dba Uptown Lights
Industry: Entrepreneurship

College Major: Construction Engineering Management

CWP: 2010 to 2013

"It gave me the knowledge and confidence to be able to start my own company."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Starting and very successfully launching my own company.

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Erik Latkow

Commercial Account Executive at Tyco Integrated Security
Industry: Security

College Major: Advertising

CWP: 2011

"Helped me get other internships as well as my job right out of college which was just in May of 2013."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting my full-time salary plus uncapped commission job being the youngest person in my branch.

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Brandon Bramley

Commodity Manager Procurement & Supply Chain at American Airlines
Industry: Aviation

College Major: Business Management (Entrepreneurship)

CWP: 2010 to 2011

"Yes, I received offers with multiple companies and was able to choose my desired position immediately after graduation."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Landing my dream job with American Airlines that allows me to travel the world and work in international business.

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David Chiavacci

Consolidation Accountant at Axalta Coating Systems
Industry: Industrial coatings

College Major: Accounting

CWP: 2008 to 2010

"I can say emphatically yes. I can speak directly to the improved communication skills that I received over the years of working with clients. So when the time comes to do presentations or just talk to senior management in the halls, you can easily express yourself and stay cool as cucumber."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I recently earned my Green Belt in Six Sigma which is normally a tool used for process and quality improvement in the manufacturing side of the business. I was able to use this skill in accounting by improving a hedging process that we use for currency exposure. By making the process more automated, I was able to lower the risk of exposure to volatile currency fluctuation that saved the company money.

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Brett Fisher

Consultant at Deloitte
Industry: Finance

College Major: Science BS; MBA

CWP: 2007

"I think that doing CWP as a freshman provided me with experience to hire into top-tier internships and co-ops. More long-term, it provided me with leadership skills and client-interaction skills, something I leverage on a daily basis."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting promoted to lead a team of 10-15 people on a $10 M engagement.

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Tim Foley

Consultant at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
Industry: Consulting

College Major: Supply Chain Management

CWP: 2006 to 2007

"Having CWP on my resume, allowed me to pick from several full-time job offers when I finished undergrad. It also helped me garner acceptance into Georgetown University's MBA program."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Acceptance into Georgetown University for Grad school

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Chris Chmielewski

Consultant at Hitachi Consulting
Industry: Technology

College Major: Civil Engineering

CWP: 2010

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Mande (Dunne) Byrne

Consultant at Berkeley Research Group
Industry: Healthcare

College Major: Economics

CWP: 2005 to 2006

"My first job out of college was with Edward Jones as a financial advisor. Because of networking with other CWP alum, I made great connections that landed me with an interview."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

My proudest work related accomplishment post-CWP has been my quick climb up the management ladder in an industry that is fast paced and full of very talented individuals. My proudest non-work related accomplishment post-CWP was marrying my best friend that I met through CWP.

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Adam Levy

Contributing Writer at The Motley Fool
Industry: Finance

College Major: Finance

CWP: 2010

"CWP helped me land my first job out of college as a financial advisor. That job helped me gain an understanding of what people do and don't know about investing, which informs my writing."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I write articles that affect the investing decisions of thousands of people.

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Nick Janssen

Co-op / Part Time Employee at Universal Lighting Technologies
Industry: Energy

College Major: Mechanical Engineering

CWP: 2010 to 2011

"It showed me that nothing is impossible when I put in the time and effort needed to succeed at something. It also gave me valuable leadership experience."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Rechartering the Beta Alpha chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity at The University of Texas.

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Nick Jarvis

Co-owner at Down 2 Mob
Industry: Recreation

College Major: Management (entrepreneurship)

CWP: 2011 to 2012

"Immediately after CWP I started Down 2 Mob and we've never looked back. Wouldn't have done that without CWP"

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

$120,000 in revenue in our first 12 months

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Matt Griffith

College Major: Economics

CWP: 2009 to 2012

"I have only been out of CWP a year, but immediately after graduation I knew exactly what I wanted to do as a career and what I would and wouldn't be successful."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Starting several successful business's, while having the most fun I have ever had.

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Eric Barstow

Co-Owner at Contractor Choice LLC
Industry: Marketing

College Major: Economics w/ Business Minor

CWP: 2005 to 2010

"It gave me the skills and the confidence to pursue entrepreneurship. I immediately started multiple businesses out of college."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

The impact I've made on people around me through Landmark Education and in our personal lives.

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Chris Ernest

Corporate Account Executive at Fusion Risk Management
Industry: Technology

College Major: Economics

CWP: 2009

"I'm less than a year removed from graduation, but I was hired by my company in large part because of my experience with CWP. The CEO of my company is from Barrington and had his house painted by former intern, Andy Betourne. He hired myself and another former intern, Alex Polvere, right out of college because of our experiences with the program among other things."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting more job offers straight out of college for more money than any of my friends who gave me a hard time for doing College Works.

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Amanda (Hogue) Hackwell

Corporate Accounting Manage & Faculty at Litiha Motors
Industry: Automotive

College Major: Psychology & Accounting

CWP: 2000 to 2005

"It has opened doors for me that would not have been opened before. Management jobs were a given, and not something I hoped to achieve someday. My biggest downfall now is having too many career options to choose from, which is a much better alternative than not having any options."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

There have been many, but overall I realized that I didn't have to start at the bottom and work my way up once I got out of college. I've seen others go through the process of 'working your way up' and it can take several years to prove yourself. This gives you an opportunity for coaching while in college to prove yourself before you ever graduate. I was able to immediately apply and qualify for management jobs. I've never had to start at an entry level salary, which is pretty nice. I also knew that I could successfully open my own business if that is what I chose to do.

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Ben Albers

Corporate Manager at Grimco
Industry: Advertising

College Major: Entrepreneurship

CWP: 2010 to 2012

"Without a doubt, CWP was the reason I landed this job right after graduation. While it is different than the painting industry, it helps you view each business problem analytically to discover the best approach. You start thinking like an entrepreneur!"

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Making it to Cancun! Twice! I was very happy to finish in the top-3 in the MO-KS-NE division my intern year, but I was even happier to have success in a new role as a first-year District Manager.

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Michael Dell

Credit Analyst at Bridge Bank N.A.
Industry: Banking

College Major: Finance

CWP: 2009

"Immediately after graduation I pursued a career in professional football. After participating in NFL preseason camps, I played 2 years of Arena Football. Because of my experience with CWP I was able to jump back into the professional world with ease. CWP continues to pay dividends 5 years after graduation."

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David Krause

Customer Service Administrator at ATC Aerospace
Industry: Aviation

College Major: Marketing

CWP: 2009

"It helped me with my interview process by giving me talking points and relevant experience. I use the experience I gained dealing with customers in CWP everyday at my job."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting a real job... with benefits. :)

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Dominick Torres

Customer Service Representative at AZZ Galvanizing
Industry: Manufacturing

College Major: Business Administration

CWP: 2008 to 2010

"Yes, I was able to easily obtain interviews and I had the ability to CHOOSE what industry/career I wanted to pursue based on my experience."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Playing on 2 amateur golf tours at the same time while taking 22 college credit hours, and earning a 3.75 GPA, making the Dean's List and having 5 Top 3 finishes on those 2 amateur tours (one being the overall tournament champion).

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