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Mark Tefteller

Interconnections Agreements Manager (International contracts) at AT&T
Industry: Telecommunications

College Major: Business/ language

CWP: 2007 to 2008

"It also gave me a reference from which to draw from and hard numbers to show my experience and success."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Balancing priorities in life with my wife and 3 kids, 2 promotions at work and be President of the latino community in the local LDS Church where I am able to serve.

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Marie Neal

Intern at Arts Greensbro
Industry: Art

College Major: BFA

CWP: 2013

"I have been offered several internships since College Works (simply because of my ability to listen and build rapport). I have also changed my career path from teaching to entrepreneurship (within the arts)."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I have changed my direction in fife from wanting to teach at a university, to wanting to teach private lessons. College Works has given me the confidence to work for myself. I have also begun a beautiful relationship with one of the NC interns that I am very proud of.

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Niklaus Pleisch

Investment Adviser Representative at Transamerica Financial Advisers
Industry: Finance

College Major: BBA

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What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Becoming a father.

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Brianna Baldwin

IT Advisory Associate at KPMG
Industry: IT

College Major: Business Information Systems

CWP: 2012

"CWP made me look great on my resume and opened up opportunities for great internships the following year in my career field. I have not graduated yet, but I already have a full time job waiting for me when I do."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting a job at KPMG!

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Mark Messner

IT Recruiter/IT Technician at Oxford Solutions Inc.
Industry: Staffing

College Major: IST

CWP: 2008 to 2012

"It definitely impacted my career upon graduating from CWP. I recruited as a DM for two years and conducted many daily interviews. CWP taught me how to ask the right questions and dig deeper to understand someone buying power."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

One of my proudest accomplishments was the fact that I was the first and only person to ever be offered the job on the spot at my current company. I thank the interviewing skills to CWP.

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Joe O'Rourke

Key Account Specialist at Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)
Industry: Food and Beverages

College Major: Business

CWP: 2011 to 2012

"College works taught me some of the basic business skills that I still take to my job every day. It also influenced me to pursue a career in sales."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Becoming a Key Account Manager for the #1 craft beer company in America.

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Tyler Kresch

College Major: Philosophy and Technology Entrepreneurship

CWP: 2010 to 2011

"I got my previous job through CWP contacts during my senior year of college. CWP helped me develop the skills that make me good at it and helped me reach a very senior position at a very young age."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I learned computer science and programming from scratch and am now good enough to do freelance web development and solve real problems at my current job through writing programs.

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Nathan D. Stouffer

Lab Technician at The Wexner Medical Center
Industry: Science

College Major: Biology

CWP: 2011

"CWP helped me attain the necessary interpersonal and time management skills needed to succeed in my field."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Being accepted to Medical School.

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Michael Brumm

Law Clerk at GE Aviation
Industry: Legal

College Major: Political Science

CWP: 2010

"CWP is one of the main things that I end up discussing in law firm interviews. I can answer any question in an interview with a CWP example/story."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting job at GE Aviation

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Matthew Austin

Lead Developer at Mirror Box Games
Industry: Games

College Major: Communication Studies

CWP: 2008 to 2009

"Through College Works I developed the interpersonal skills and confidence to be able to succeed in any industry or career. I was also offered my first job after graduation from a CWP alumni."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I co-founded a mobile app company where I developed Falcon, the navigation app for walking. We were accepted into two startup accelerator programs, at UCLA and in New York, and made successful partnerships with UCLA and Insomniac Events.

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Justin Tanaka

Lead singer, song-writer, and co-manager at A Cool Hand
Industry: Music

College Major: Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

CWP: 2007 to 2011

"I am still in school but starting my career soon, I'll let you know!"

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Finally having the courage to pursue my biggest dream since I was ten: being the front-man of a successful band.

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Tim Harstead

Leasing Agent at American Realty Pros
Industry: Real Estate

College Major: Marketing

CWP: 2007

"I had experience on how to run a business, and was able to help my company from the start."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Finding a job after school in this economy.

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Sammi Almasir

Legislative Assistant at State Representative Tom Demmer
Industry: Political

College Major: Marketing

CWP: 2013

"Having that experience on my resume helped get me my current internship."

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R.T. Custer

Logistics Field Engineer at Walmart Stores Inc.
Industry: Retail

College Major: Industrial Engineering

CWP: 2010 to 2011

"CWP gave me the results I needed on my resume to sit in the interviews I wanted. It got me my first great engineering internship, and even after two great engineering internships with top companies, the companies interviewed with for my full time job wanted to hear about this painting thing I did when I was a freshman/sophomore."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Making the Fortune 100 companies I always wanted to work for fight over me for a full time job.

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Brady Hopkins

Logistics specialist at Cargill
Industry: Agriculture

College Major: Finance/MBA

CWP: 1999 to 2001

"The experience I gained from CWP was very impressive to potential employers for someone coming straight out of college."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Earning my MBA with a perfect 4.0 and being at the top of my class.

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Robert Voss

Manage Care Financial Analyst at Advocate Medical Group
Industry: Healthcare

College Major: Accounting

CWP: 2009

"The experience has given my a leg up on most because I understand a business completely."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting married and being able to buy a home by the age of 25.

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Faraz Kamran

Management Consultant at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
Industry: Consulting

College Major: Accounting

CWP: 2009

"It gave me skills I needed to be successful in my career."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Starting my own company.

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Brady Brummett

Management Trainee at CED (Consolidated Electrical Distributors)
Industry: Energy

College Major: Health Sciences

CWP: 2009 to 2013

"Unfortunately it did not get me into medical school which was my immediate goal after graduation. However, I consider it 100% the reason I was able to get the current position I hold the year after I graduated."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Obtaining a position with CED.

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Paul Taylor

Management Trainee at Scot Industries
Industry: Manufacturing

College Major: Finance

CWP: 2012

"Having CWP on a resume has an incredible impact on getting a interview before others, as well as ultimately getting the job you want. Being able to talk about running a successful business with all the duties you completed as a Branch Manager is huge during an interview."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Having one of my first clients, a local police officer, ask me over to a family barbecue for steak and BEER! Of course with s'mores for dessert.

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Derek Venhuizen

Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Industry: Accounting

College Major: Accounting

CWP: 2009 to 2010

"CWP was amazing...it had impacted my life by showing how important it was to have the right mentors, guidance, and belief in yourself and anything is possible. After graduation I had a ton more cash as a result of CWP than anything anyone else was doing! Now- I look back on the experience and am proud of what I accomplished. The network is so strong and you share a special bond with other CWP alums - so many great memories with all the events, my clients, and my painters. So many incredible stories - if you want to hear some good ones shoot me a direct email."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

To be frank, CWP is a very proud accomplishment for me because you own it - it's your business. Post CWP would be obtaining my CPA and working in the M&A group at Pwc! The CPA has made a world of difference in my career and Pwc has given me flexibility to do whatever I want - for example: I can live wherever I want - currently enjoying manly beach in Sydney, I can choose interesting projects - like a deal I did last year in South Korea, working with Sony Music Entertainment, or Walgreen's purchase of drugstore.com, or Billabongs sale - the list goes on!!!!

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