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Kyle Emory

Kyle Emory

OSP Group

Associate, Strategic Project Management

Personal Information

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School: University of Virginia

Major: Commerce

Years at College Works: 2009

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: OSP Group

Title: Associate, Strategic Project Management

Industry: Retail

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Serves in the the Executive Area to help execute various strategic initiatives established each year within the C-Suite.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

It allowed me to truly get to understand how people work when making major financial decisions and how important it is to always follow through and exceed their expectations once they trust you with a contract.

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

CWP greatly improved my sales skills and allowed me to secure a job in Management Consulting directly out of college. The client interaction I built while with CWP taught me the importance of over-delivering and working until the client is satisfied with the job. As a result, when I began to interview for more senior roles in Executive Suites, I was able to always focus on the value I could offer & my relentless energy to execute beyond what was initially asked.

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?

Thanks for making me sweat.

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

Attention to detail. I'll never forget the $500 of stain I purchased with a gloss finish when I needed stain for exterior wood paneling on my biggest job. I had to eat the costs and there was nothing I could do about it.


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

Book jobs early, work hard to get the right painters, and stay organized. Those three things will let you have a lot more fun in the summer if you get them squared away off the bat. Take more time to do these 3 things.

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?

If you get a chance to work with CWP before your Junior year, take it. It will help you land much stronger internships than your peers who will be going for their first real-world internships.