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Skyler Hallgren

Skyler Hallgren

The Earthquake Bag

Co-founder

Personal Information

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School: Penn State University

Major: International Politics and Economics

Years at College Works: 2007 to 2008

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: The Earthquake Bag

Title: Co-founder

Industry: Entrepreneurship

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Everything and anything- Business Development, Administration, product design and manufacturing, etc...

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I am proud of having the courage to live my life my way. Each person owes it to themselves to look inside and decide the life that fulfills them. They also owe it to themselves to act upon that decision. I launched a new company with a CWP buddy. We were recently featured on Forbes.com http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhochman/2016/10/14/entrepreneurs-make-an-earthquake-bag-thats-ready-for-the-big-one/#1d7fde0a2b33

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

It was the best education I have received thus far

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

My experience totally changed my career path. I had a vague idea of where I wanted to go, but my decision to intern with CWP completely changed that. My DM experience gave me the confidence to take bigger leaps and continue to roll the dice and bet on myself.

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

That whatever the situation, I have the power to control the outcome.

Advice

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

At 28, CWP remains the period of my life that I learned the most. Challenge yourself to see through the difficulties, learn to trust your own ability, and achieve something you can be proud of.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Every night in the Manayunk house.

Last words of wisdom

Have the courage to live a No Hesitation life. Life is too short not to act.

Skyler Hallgren