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Elijah Aden

Elijah Aden

Lincoln Industries

Account Representative

Personal Information

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School: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Major: Business Administration

Years at College Works: 2010 to 2011

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Lincoln Industries

Title: Account Representative

Industry: Manufacturing

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Work directly with customer accounts and our operations department to ensure we are meeting the quality and quantity demands of our customers.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Landing a job with Lincoln Industries.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP has given me the experience to get where I want in life.

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

Because of my years with CWP I was able to get a job that I otherwise would have had to work my way up to. I graduated in December of 2013 and was offered a full time position March of 2014.

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?

I want to say thank you to my clients for believing in me and giving me a chance.

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

I learned that I could handle more stress than I thought I could.

How has the friendships and networks you built during CWP affected you?

CWP friends will be coming to my wedding and one of them will be in the wedding.

Advice

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

Be ready to work hard and when things get tough keep pushing through. Making it through CWP will change your life.

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

It's been my experience during interviews that companies are looking for someone with a large skill set. There a very few jobs out there that you can be successful in by being great at only one area of work. Companies are also looking for people who they know can handle stress and excel in a competitive environment. College Works pushes your limits on a personal and professional level forcing you to grow.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

The feeling I got after booking my first client.

Last words of wisdom

Nothing worth having comes easy.

Elijah Aden