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Nicholas Coreson

Nicholas Coreson

Sherwin-Williams

Store manager

Personal Information

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School: Western Oregon University

Major: Communication

Years at College Works: 2010 to 2011

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Sherwin-Williams

Title: Store manager

Industry: Paint

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Manage staff and sell paint. Grow business in an area the company has never been.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Successfully opening and running a brand new Sherwin Williams store.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

Learning what I am capable of.

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

It got me into the job I'm now. It taught me how to manage myself.

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?

Thanks for letting me serve you.

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

There is no reason I can't do it.

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

Mostly they are just Facebook and linked in friends since I moved out of state.

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

I have no idea what I am doing. But I'm gonna do it really well.

Advice

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

Work hard. Don't stop just because you are stressed.

Many college students struggle to choose between an internship specific to their target industry or doing CWP. What advice would you give them on this subject if they wanted to enter your career field?

If they want to enter my carrier field this internship is specific to it. It's the best thing you can do.

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

It's a great follow up to CWP. Be self motivated and you will do well.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Rafting the Salmon River with other interns.

Last words of wisdom

Don't ever sell yourself short. You can do it. Don't listen to people who say you can't.