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Mike Hill

Mike Hill

Upshift Partners and TFI Fellowship

Associate with Upshit Partners/Founder and Executive Director of the TFI Fellowship

Personal Information

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School: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Major: Economics

Years at College Works: 2010 to 211

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Upshift Partners and TFI Fellowship

Title: Associate with Upshit Partners/Founder and Executive Director of the TFI Fellowship

Industry: Technology

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

I am also an MBA Candidate at Carnegie Mellon.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Starting the nonprofit that perfectly fit my background and has allowed me to take my entrepreneurial passions and previous experience and apply it in a unique way!

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

Tested my work ethic, drive, and sales abilities to where I feel like I can handle anything now.

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

Client of mine gave me my first job at Robert Half as a Sales Executive! My current business partners are all old CWP friends. Still constitutes much of the stories I tell in interviews.

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 learned so much about client management, it becomes an art managing over 50 clients in one summer on top of everything else. A unique experience that completely prepared me for my sales career after graduation.

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

Follow through, selling is easy. The hard part is delivering. I think that it is the challenge every working professional faces. Nobody I know at my age understands that like CWP alumni.

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

I currently am partners with two CWP alums. A CWP alum is my financial advisor. I have visited alumni in New York, LA, and San Fancisco many times.

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

Hardest reward you will ever earn!

Advice

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

Start off strong, prepare as much as possible for the first couple weekends. Momentum there can carry not just your business, but your passion and drive to weather tough times.

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

CWP, there is simply nothing like it. Anything business, entrepreneurship or sales especially!

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Booking my first job on my own. I went absolutely crazy in the car outside the clients house!

Last words of wisdom

Excuses are like diapers.