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Isaac Oswalt

Isaac Oswalt

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Founder and Managing Partner

Personal Information

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School: Michigan State University

Major: Finance

Years at College Works: 2004 to 2005

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: 21 Handshake

Title: Founder and Managing Partner

Industry: Business

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

We help companies grow in sales, profitability while enhancing their customer service levels.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Taking the leap... I left a good position with a Fortune 150 company to pursue a business I had been building on the side. Being an entrepreneur/business owner takes a different mindset, I started the development of that mindset while at CWP.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

It was the correct step forward on my journey to be a successful capitalist.

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

It shifted my thinking with what I wanted to do for my career and gave me real-life operations experience I never had before.

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 forgot is name but he was tough on me... but it made my business better and business person

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

It's not supposed to be easy, but it will be rewarding!

Advice

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

Go through the training, commit to success in the program... the lessons you will gain will pay you dividends for years to come. If you'd rather play video games 30 hours a week, no one can help you. Put yourself out there and go learn HOW to win.

Many college students struggle to choose between an internship specific to their target industry or doing CWP. What advice would you give them on this subject if they wanted to enter your career field?

I'm impressed you chose this path... please, for your own sake, commit to it.

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

Everything we do in life is directly or indirectly controlled by a business. It doesn't matter what your profession is (or will be), if you understand business and how to run one... you're head and shoulders above most.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

The first door I knocked on... I was scared out of my mind. I can take you back to the house today. It began my CWP journey... simply on faith!

Last words of wisdom

My door is always open to the CWP'ers.

Isaac Oswalt