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Scott Pohlman

Electrical Engineering Co-op at Husky Energy
Industry: Energy

College Major: Electrical Engineering

CWP: 2012 to 2013

"I have not yet graduated, but CWP has given me interview skills to excel in future jobs. Currently still in college, I am getting interviews for very good companies and doing well in the interviews, even with a sub-par GPA."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Receiving a job that has potential to be full time employment, and I am still in college.

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Tanzina Islam

Energy and Environmental Specialist at American Public Power Association
Industry: Energy

College Major: Economics

CWP: 2011

"Like I said previously, I think CWP really helped me understand my limits and how far I can stretch myself. I worked harder in CWP than I thought I could and now I know that I can put that much effort into the work I currently do."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting the job I wanted. I wanted this job the moment I saw that it was open and it has been a huge accomplishment for me to find something I love doing.

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Justin Kurp

Engineer at Bechtel
Industry: Energy

College Major: Mechanical Engineering

CWP: 2008

"CWP was probably the most impressive thing on my resume that distinguished me from everyone else. CWP taught me ownership of my work, and how to be proactive to solve my own problems. The ability to solve problems is big in engineering."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Graduating from CMU with honors.

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Paul Cavanaugh

Engineer at Caterpillar
Industry: Heavy Machinery

College Major: Mechanical Engineering

CWP: 2008

"CWP experience with cold calling influenced my getting hired. It has helped greatly in dealing and communicating with suppliers and customers."

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Bryan Tucker

Enterprise Business Development Executive at Amplifinity
Industry: Software

College Major: Sales and Business Marketing

CWP: 2009 to 2011

"It gave me a tremendous amount of confidence and separated me from my peers. If you want to get into sales, I can't think of many better internships."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Being offered an equity share in a start-up that's at ~$2 million in revenue. This company will sell for $100 million + in ~5 years.

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Jay Pettigrew

Account Executive Emerging Small Businesses at Salesforce.com
Industry: Technology

College Major: Management Science

CWP: 2009

"Salesforce liked that I had done my own prospecting & selling, especially that it was a value sell vs. competitive pricing"

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Graduating UCSD in 3 years and being fastest promoted from two positions at Salesforce, and youngest in each role.

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Ken Shin

Enterprise Business Representative at Salesforce.com
Industry: Technology

College Major: Communications

CWP: 2006 to 2012

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Promotion in the workplace in less than 10 months when the typical time frame is 12 months.

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Chad Dillard

Equity analyst at Deutsche Bank
Industry: Finance

College Major: Economics and Sociology

"It helped my sales skills."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Becoming a published analyst.

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Michael Fiorelli

Executive Director at Epic Health Services
Industry: Healthcare

College Major: Human Resources

CWP: 2005 to 2007

"It provided me with many more interviews than my peers. When potential employers saw I ran my own business from the ground up they wanted to meet me."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

My current role as Executive Director.

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Jeff Mihaljevich

Executive Recruiter at Legal Technology Solutions
Industry: Legal

College Major: Finance

CWP: 2009

"Yes, one of my CWP clients was the VP of Global Sales at a Biotech company called Illumina. He brought me on to his Sales team."

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Jessica Rich-Plotkin

Field Energy Consultant Mentor at Solarcity
Industry: Energy

College Major: Economics and Psychology

CWP: 2007 to 2009

"If you can imagine knowing all of the best and worst things you can do in sales, business, and leadership before you ever start your career, that's what CWP does. You are put in an internship where you have the freedom to make mistakes and take chances so that you don't have to second guess yourself the next time around. Since I had already had the most intense experience in sales, time management, and leadership possible, the next job I took was cake. I had more confidence than I ever would have had and was promoted much quicker. CWP gives you an edge over any other job applicant."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Being promoted to Field Energy Consultant Mentor and in training to be the next Regional Sales Manager for Solarcity within a year of working for the company.

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Peter Huynh

Field Engineer at Guy F. Atkinson Construction
Industry: Construction

College Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering

CWP: 2009 to 2010

"I would say that I know how to work harder than 95% of other kids my age. I also have leadership skills, experience in contracting, and the ability to get out and get a decent amount of work done with people I hardly even know."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting a job with a good construction company.

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Jake Jarrell

Finance and Accounting Development Program Associate at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
Industry: Automotive

College Major: Finance

CWP: 2011

"I absolutely give credit to CWP for everything I've accomplished. I have a full-time job for when I graduate and I have accelerated in everything I've done post-CWP."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Obtaining my full-time position with Goodyear after graduation

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Aman Choudhury

Finance Intern & Market Analyst Intern at Prudential
Industry: Finance

College Major: Finance

CWP: 2011

"The challenges I've faced were unique and other employers recognize that."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Completed a personal project that I received angel funding for.

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Derek Burgan

Finance Manager at Midway Motors
Industry: Automotive

College Major: Business Administration

CWP: 2010

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Dan Farrell

Finance Manager at Honeywell
Industry: Energy

College Major: Finance

CWP: 2005

"CWP gave me the experience needed to get in the door at my current company. It broadened my experiences outside of finance which gives me a better perspective when working with other business leaders. I have recruited many CWP alums as interns for Honeywell."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting into a top tier MBA program

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Hugo X. Carvajal

Financial Advisor at Emerald Financial - MassMutual Financial Group
Industry: Finance

College Major: Economics

CWP: 2005 to 2006

"It molded my tough skin that I have today, learned to fail first before becoming successful."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Running my own financial services practice.

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Stephen Bauer

Wealth Advisor at Ellis and Ellis Financial
Industry: Finance

College Major: Consumer Economics and Finance

CWP: 2004 to 2007

"It got me my first position. The mother of one of my intern recruited me to the firm. Also, the average person they hire is 31, I was 23. Now I look back on it to remind me of the basics of sales."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Acquiring over $10 Million in new Assets Under Management in one year and joining the elite group of advisers who manage $50 million in assets or more.

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Luke Elders

Financial Advisor at Edward Jones
Industry: Finance

College Major: Entrepreneurship and Marketing

CWP: 2009 to 2010

"I would not have been able to build my financial advising practice without the skills I learned at CWP."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting to a place in my career as an advisor where I have my own office and a base of clients to sustain the rest of my life.

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Robert Schliesman

Financial Advisor, Investment Specialist at Dufresne, Wayne & Associates
Industry: Finance

College Major: Communication

CWP: 2009 to 2010

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