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Nino Smith

Nino Smith

Worldwide Express

Account Executive

Personal Information

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School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Major: Technical Systems Management

Years at College Works: 2009 to 2010

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Worldwide Express

Title: Account Executive

Industry: Logistics

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Building my book of business from scratch by cold calling, communication, interpersonal skills, and business knowledge.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Obtaining my first sale as a sales rep for my current employer.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

I learned more practical knowledge and gained priceless experience in 3 months (and was paid) than I did in attending a university for 4 years and paying them $120,000.

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

It is the sole reason I landed my first job and has paralleled the exact principles that are practiced today.

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

Don't ever burn bridges. How to communicate in a business sense. I could literally go on and on here...

Advice

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

No single teacher, internship, or class has remotely come close to what I have gained through CWP. Endure the grind. Embrace the obstacles.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Trip to cancun... Ill just leave it at that. Details are too explicit for these particular purposes. Basically, cancun was an absolute blast!!!!!!

Last words of wisdom

Be a sponge. Be open-minded. Learn all that you can and most importantly, involve yourself with good people. Surround yourself by others better than you. Listen!

Nino Smith