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Jason Bay

Jason Bay

Jason Bay Consulting LLC and GenY Success.

Founder/Owner

Personal Information

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School: Oregon State University

Major: Business

Years at College Works: 2007 to 2013

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Jason Bay Consulting LLC and GenY Success.

Title: Founder/Owner

Industry: Consulting

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

I am the founder of GenY Success and the host of The GenY Success Show Podcast. The GenY Success Show Podcast highlights successful Millennials across the world and digs into their entrepreneurial successes. I provide personal development resources for millennial entrepreneurs, and those wanting to become entrepreneurs, at www.genysuccess.com.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

My proudest accomplishment is getting my own business started and having the confidence to make it work. I know that if I work hard enough, I can be successful.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

College Works helped me define my career path by opening my eyes to business and entrepreneurship.

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

I was originally a Criminal Justice major in college. After doing the internship, I realized that I loved marketing and sales. After being a District Manager for a year, I realized that I had a major passion for teaching and coaching others. The 2 years I spent as the Marketing Director with CWP helped me hone my marketing and branding chops. I was able to start my business and do all of my own website design, branding and promotion.

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 was Ronald Latin. He trusted me so much that he let me write the check for him (he was nearly blind). Building trust with my customers was always something I strived for and that has helped me to become a trustworthy person today.

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

I learned how to handle rejection. Learning how to cold call effectively while maintaining a positive attitude has been the single most effective skill that's helped me succeed as an entrepreneur.

Advice

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

Get the most out of the program by applying yourself. Don't rest on your laurels. Getting selected to do the program is just the start. Be THE BEST among the best.

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

For someone looking to become an entrepreneur, my advice is simple: take the leap and give it a shot. You don't have to quit your job to be an entrepreneur. Start a side hustle. Take a course on how to start your online business. Start a podcast. You can turn a side hustle into a full time entrepreneurial gig eventually.

Jason Bay