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Nathaniel Matthews

Nathaniel Matthews

VividCortex, Inc.

Business Development Manager

Personal Information

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School: University of Virginia

Major: Government

Years at College Works: 2010

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: VividCortex, Inc.

Title: Business Development Manager

Industry: Technology

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Identify prospects and close sales.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I recently closed a $120,000 sale.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP gave me the experience and confidence to achieve anything I put my mind to.

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

I had real life experience to talk about in interviews and it really impressed hiring managers. It helped me land my dream job.

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

I learned how to negotiate contracts effectively, a skill I use every day in my current job.

Advice

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

Everyone has their ups and downs with CWP, it is very challenging. No other internship can teach you so many skills in so little time. If you work hard and follow your training every step of the way, it will literally change your career and your life.

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

In sales, know your product, know your audience, work harder than the person sitting next to you, and always take care of the customer.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

My favorite memory definitely has to be one of the payroll Fridays when we all went to play paintball. It was a blast.

Last words of wisdom

Nothing in life worth having comes easy.