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Tim Coon

Tim Coon

Rocky Mountain Painting CO and Record Label

Job 1) Regional Sales/Marketing Manager Job 2) Band/Talent Manager

Personal Information

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School: Colorado State University

Major: Sociology

Years at College Works: 2011 to 2012

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Rocky Mountain Painting CO and Record Label

Title: Job 1) Regional Sales/Marketing Manager Job 2) Band/Talent Manager

Industry: Music

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Job 1) Hire & Manage production crews for residential home painting while sourcing & managing a marketing team to source potential clients and convert them into actual customers (similar to College Works). Job 2) Approach venues to book shows for the bands I manage, control schedules to keep my recording studio active with new talent coming in for music production, manage costs & negotiate income for band performances, coordinate tour dates and band schedules!

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Job 1) Negotiating my pay for the first time ever. Job 2) Starting a record label and being trusted by 2 bands to handle their success goals.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP is the opportunity to understand how to be happy and successful on your own terms.

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

My history with CWP allowed my resume to wear the suit. When I mention my accomplishments in the program, it's nearly impossible to be turned away from an interview.

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?

Thank you for trusting me with the responsibility to be an effective leader of a crew working on your home; without that experience I never would've become who I am now.

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

The world isn't out to keep people from getting what they want, but it also doesn't reward laziness.

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

4 people I met in CWP have become my business partners. I dated 1 girl I met in CWP and I made 7 lifelong friends. With whom, I've gone on 2 more tropical vacations.

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

CWP: for those who study, for those who perform, and ultimately, for those who matter.

Advice

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

Your peers in CWP are the absolute best people to start a business venture with. You'll also quickly gain more respect for them than for your drinking buddies, so make a point to hold onto the people you meet in the program.

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?

Almost none will pay you and CWP actually does pay those who finish the program quite well. Secondly, it's the most challenging internship you will find anywhere which means it'll teach you more and you'll feel more accomplished than with any other options you might be considering.

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

In the world of business, you are only as important as the results you can create. Wanting and striving mean nothing. Doing is the only thing that matters. So make it happen, no matter what.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

The 1st time I earned an all-expenses-paid vacation with my coworkers. Cancun is incredible!

Last words of wisdom

"Do something you love and you'll never work a day in your life" - I can't express how true this is, so try as many new experiences as you can NOW, before you grow older and finally have something to lose.

Tim Coon