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Courtney Vadnais

Courtney Vadnais

Corporate Traveler

Account Manager

Personal Information

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School: Northern Illinois University

Major: Spanish with an emphasis in translation and business

Years at College Works: 2013

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Corporate Traveler

Title: Account Manager

Industry: Travel

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

I am respinsible for organizing and managing business travel for several corporations who spend anywhere between $50,000 to $1 million a year in travel. My day to day tasks include managing and updating travel budgets, planning/organizing travel, and making sure clients have up to date reporting on their travel spend.

CWP Career Impact

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

CWP definitely impacted my career. I was hired to the company I am at right after finishing my last year with CWP and I am the only person to have been hired in my office without at least 2-3 years of post college work experience.

What do you want to tell your clients about what it meant to work with them and how it has helped you get to where you are today?

My favorite client(s) were Tom and Eileen Grena. They were by far the friendliest and nicest clients that I worked with this summer. They were always happy to see me and to talk to me, and I could tell that they truly cared about my success in life, aside from just sucess with CWP. They were also very understanding and easy to work with throughout the process of painting their home. I enjoyed every moment I spent with them.

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

The greatest lesson I learned from CWP was to never back down to a challenge and to never give up. This program really challenges you and pushes you beyond what you have ever experienced before. There were many difficult times, but by sticking with it I have learned to face other challenges in life head on!

Advice

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

Work hard and don't give up, the end results will be awesome!

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Everything from Cancun!

Courtney Vadnais