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Joshua Barnes

Joshua Barnes

ZAGG

Product Manager

Personal Information

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School: Utah State University

Major: International Business/Economics

Years at College Works: 2008

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: ZAGG

Title: Product Manager

Industry: Electronics

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Managing P&L of the Battery and Portable Audio products for both the ZAGG and iFrogz brands.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I love my job as a product manager right now and feel that CWP was some great experience in business, work ethic, and relationships.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

It was a great way to get to know how businesses work and the importance of relationships and service. In my current position, it's been great having a background of sales, margins, and understanding the importance of treating customers right.

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

CWP helped me understand the work hard/play hard mentality. There's times when you work, and it's important to work hard. There are other times when you're with your family or friends and the best thing is to be focused on spending quality time with them.

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

Finding the needs of people and how to best meet them with your product or service.

Advice

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

It's totally what you make it. You can be working hard, but it may not be the most effective.

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

It's super fast-paced and you're never bored.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Making my first sell--it was awesome.

Last words of wisdom

This is totally what you make of it. I'm glad I was in this program and got the experience of cold calling, the importance of working efficiently, and being able to employ people during some hard economic times.

Joshua Barnes