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Jesse DelRosso

Jesse DelRosso

Compunetix

Federal Account Manager

Personal Information

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School: Penn State University

Major: Security Risk Analysis and Information Science Technology

Years at College Works: 2012 to 2013

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Compunetix

Title: Federal Account Manager

Industry: Technology

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

I am tasked with locating, qualifying, and selling our hardware/software products to the United States Federal Government and Military.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

My proudest accomplishment would be working hard to save up money to buy my first house 3 months ago. It is very fulfilling to be able to purchase your own home with your own hard earned funds.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

I have had more personal growth and fun in CWP than any other experience in my lifetime.

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

My CWP experience changed my direction and focus for my career after graduating from Penn State. I originally wanted to go into the CIA, but went into software sales instead. Four years later, I am now making very good money selling hardware and software to the Federal Government and U.S. Military.

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 met the nicest old man in State College who was such a pleasure to work with. He and his wife made dinner for my painters and I every night after the job for 4 days. Building relationships is everything in business, do it right.

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

The greatest lesson I learned from CWP is that hard work and determination will get you much farther than natural skills and talent. It also makes you a better all around person as a while. CWP builds mental toughness for college students and in my opinion prepares them for the real world.

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

What they told you the first day in training was correct, I have built 8 amazing life long friends in CWP that I still talk to very frequently to this day.

If you had to come up with an one line slogan for CWP, what would it be? :)

Work Hard Play Hard

Advice

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

I would say the most important character trait for interns in CWP is perseverance. At some point everyone I knew including myself was so stressed they were at the point of quitting. It is important to make good friends in the internship that also push you to reach your full potential through encouragement and good competition.

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 would honestly say do both. Completing a career specific internship then completing 2 years at CWP would be perfect to get career specific experience, branch manager experience, and district manager experience.

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

I would highly advise close attention to details, having a solid work ethic, and not to be intimidated by challenges that seem to great, those are the best to overcome.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

The carnage of white water rafting in the Poconos with teams from PA, NY, and NJ.

Last words of wisdom

Work Hard Play Hard my friends!

Jesse DelRosso