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Matt Burdiek

Matt Burdiek

Koch Industries

Regional Sales Manager

Personal Information

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School: Kansas State University

Major: Business Management

Years at College Works: 2010

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Koch Industries

Title: Regional Sales Manager

Industry: Agriculture

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Responsible for the sales and promotion of Koch's agricultural product line in the states of Kansas and Colorado.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Growing sales the first year in my new/current role.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

Took me out of my comfort zone, and let me accomplish something I didn't know I was capable of.

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

It helped me land a job with a good company. It has allowed me to work in roles that are typically above the experience level of someone in mid 20's.

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

1. Sales 2. Stress Management 3. Time Management 4. People Management

Advice

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

Potential- If you decide to do this, it will be the hardest thing you've done professionally but also the most rewarding Current- Stick with it, keep working hard and taking coaching from your DM and VP.

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

Get good experience/internships in college.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

The overall trip to Cancun.

Last words of wisdom

Believe in yourself.