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Ashley Gregory

Ashley Gregory

Couchbase

Sales Development Representative

Personal Information

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School: California State University of Sacramento

Major: Business - Marketing

Years at College Works: 2010 to 1013

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Couchbase

Title: Sales Development Representative

Industry: Software

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Researching, prospecting and speaking with potential clients to find new opportunities within Couchbase. Using Salesforce and linkedin as tools to reach out to companies like Apple and Walmart and help them to understand the technical product we offer and how it can improve their overall businesses productivity. Work side by side with a sales team to build an awesome network of clients and help Couchbase be the leader in the NoSQL industry.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I am most proud of two things post CWP. One would be watching the people I have impacted go off and get awesome jobs or succeed within CWP after promotions, and my second is just getting offered jobs at multiple companies within 2 weeks of applying for jobs. No better feeling to know your hard work paid off.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP has been the craziest growth and learning experience I could have asked for and it allowed me the chance to learn what I was capable of while working with people that will be my life long friends.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

I was able to gain a high level of management and leadership and that autonomy and experience was viewed very positively by potential employers. Their mouths dropped when I explained my experience at CWP. (in a good way)

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

The biggest lesson I learned from my experience at CWP was to be the most badass version of yourself all the time because people will then want to follow you. Be confident, go after what you want, and don't give up until you get there. Then reach higher.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

Do something different in college and challenge yourself! For interns you have to give 100% of your effort and have fun while doing it and I guarantee you will be smiling in the end. This is a once in a lifetime, life changing experience that you will remember 10...20...40 years from now. So go after it!

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

Be fearless in college with the opportunities you come across because no matter where you work after college it will be scary, because its new. The more things you do outside of your comfort zone the better prepared you will be when you apply to jobs. I applied to a tech company with ZERO tech experience but had enough experience in general that I was confident regardless of lack of tech background. College works gave me the people skills, sales experience and confidence to go after any job I wanted, knowing I would kill it anywhere I went.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Cancun and sharing it with all these people I became really close with. To celebrate your hard work and success in a place like that is unforgettable.

Last words of wisdom

Don't be afraid. There are successful people in the world because they take risks in life. Sometimes they fail and sometimes they succeed, but you can't succeed unless you try.