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Natalie Wray

Natalie Wray

Marshall Pierce & Co.

Merchandising Manager

Personal Information

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School: DePaul University

Major: Management Concentration in Entrepreneurship

Years at College Works: 2010 to 2011

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Marshall Pierce & Co.

Title: Merchandising Manager

Industry: Retail

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

I am currently in charge of creating opportunities with prospective clients, doing a presentation to the prospective clients, and getting a commitment for multi-year software contracts.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I would have to say my proudest accomplishment would be graduating from college with a Business degree from a great school with Honors even after working 40-60 hr weeks through school. It's possible!

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP has brought me confidence, excellent real world skills, and some incredible relationships.

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

Everything I learned at CWP applies to my current position. I even have taught my managers a thing or two about closing.

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

That I never want to be a painter and I better be damn good at sales so I don't have to be. It taught me to be self motivated and to always exceed peoples expectations.

Advice

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

My advice would be to give it all you've got. Its a long 8 months but the things you will learn from the program put you miles ahead of your peers. Get to know people because a lot of great people go through the program and don't get frustrated and miss the big picture!

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

The numerous war parties that included a lot of laughs.

Natalie Wray