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Matthew Ortega

Matthew Ortega

MSDSonline.com

Project Coordinator

Personal Information

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School: DePaul University

Major: Finance

Years at College Works: 2010

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: MSDSonline.com

Title: Project Coordinator

Industry: Compliance/Regulatory

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Concurrent management of the backend operational elements of numerous MSDSonline service projects. Serve as the main point of contact for internal customers during a service project's duration. Confirm/redefine scope, establish project timelines, obtain necessary files/information from internal customers, coordination with vendor assignment staff, ongoing project communications/updates. Ensure timely project delivery within established quality guidelines.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP was my first step in actually fulfilling potential I always believed I had.

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

CWP got my foot in the door for other internships/jobs that otherwise would not have given me the time of day. Just after graduation CWP gave me the confidence to not worry about finding the "right" job, but to be comfortable testing the waters. In my job today, I have customer interaction skills more experienced peers do not because of CWP.

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

Failure is the best way to eventually find success.

Advice

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

Don't let fear of failure stop you from trying over and over again.

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

Network, get to know people.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

I went to a fellow branch manager's job site to help with a situation. Walked into the back yard and there was a pig. I got scared and ran.

Last words of wisdom

Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.