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Brittany Chibe

National Account Manager at Schreiber Foods
Industry: Food and Beverages

College Major: Finance

CWP: 2005

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Tiffany Phelps

National Safety Inspector Administrator at National Services Group
Industry: Paint

College Major: Veterinary Technology

"Created a better opportunity and made me switch career paths. This has allowed me to better provide for my family as well as have a more flexible schedule while still allowing me to advance."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

The birth of my sons Noah and Luca. Motherhood has been a blessing.

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Matthew Hettwer

Nike Better World Champion at Nike
Industry: Retail

College Major: Interdisceplinary Studies

CWP: 2009 to 2010

"Immediately, CWP gave me an extreme amount of confidence and that confidence has carried over through my career so far. After walking into dozens of stranger's houses and selling yourself, job interviews seem easy."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Hitting my 1-year anniversary with Nike.

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Luke Herder

Loan Counselor at Associated Bank
Industry: Banking

College Major: Business Administration

CWP: 2012 to 2013

"I'm still in school"

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Simpson Ho

Office Support Specialist at San Diego County
Industry: Business

College Major: Management Science

CWP: 2009

"It gives me a lot of interview opportunity to sales and customer service jobs."

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Lanny Holstein

On Air Host (93.7 The Ticket) and Beat Writer (Huskers Illustrated) at 93.7 The Ticket Radio, Huskers Illustrated
Industry: Sports

College Major: Broadcasting and General Business

CWP: 2010

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting my own radio show and winning a Hearst Award.

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Kyle Nakayama

Operations Architect/Analyst for the Global eCommerce and Marketing Operations Team at Experian
Industry: Finance

College Major: Business Administration

CWP: 2005 to 2007

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Andy Betourne

Back End Area Manager at PCC (Precision Castparts Corp)
Industry: Manufacturing

College Major: Aerospace Engineering

CWP: 2007 to 2008

"It was the catalyst on my resume that gave me an opportunity due to stick out above others. There are also lots of similarity between running a painting business and running a manufacturing team."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Growing my team's annual revenue from $16M to $42M in 3 years.

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Kyle Hartman

Operations Manager at Merck & Co., Inc.
Industry: Pharmaceuticals

College Major: Chemical Engineering

CWP: 2006 to 2007

"CWP was a boost to my resume in getting future internships as well as providing an opportunity to learn management responsibility from before my career started."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Completion of a project to license a new facility with the FDA.

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Chris Maiden

Operations Manager at Sherwin-Williams
Industry: Sales

College Major: Operations Management

CWP: 2011

"It has allowed me to have more insight in what painting contractors go through on a daily basis. As a manager for Sherwin-Williams, I can offer a greater service to my customers because I fully understand what it takes to complete a job from start to finish. -Communication Skills -Time management -People/ skills (how to sell myself!) -Leadership skills -Production management"

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

My recent promotion to Operations Manager of the largest Sherwin-Williams branch in the Cincinnati district.

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Ryne Moen

Operations Specialist at AFN LLC
Industry: Logistics

College Major: Political Science

CWP: 2006

"Immediately after graduation by teaching me flexibility and the commitment to working long hours. Currently, in the more day to day aspects of my roles at CWP and what I do now. Setting expectations, building rapport, and managing finances for customer accounts."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Being promoted to my current role at AFN. I was able to use a lot of my roles and responsibilities from CWP during the interview process for my current position.

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Aaron Merges

Orthopedic Sales Consultant at Arthrex
Industry: Medical

College Major: Kinesiology

CWP: 2007 to 2008

"It taught me the basics of the sales cycle and allowed me to apply that to a highly competing career in medical device sales. After graduation, I was selected for the Zimmer sales academy and was 1 of 15 chosen across the country for the program. Now I am leading a team and converting new business in the Dallas market."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I was one of the youngest reps in the DFW area to have my own sales territory. Since that time, I've been able to work with many high profile surgeons including the Dallas Cowboys team doctor to expand our business and learn many things about orthopedic surgery.

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Adam Williams

Overlord at The Law Offices of Adam J. Williams
Industry: Legal

College Major: Business management

"After graduation, I entered law school and also got my MBA. About two years after graduation, I started my own law practice."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I had a job offer to work at a law firm when I went out on my own. My income in my first 6 months was as much as I would have made over 12 months working for the man.

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Phil Kockerbeck

Owner at Down 2 Mob
Industry: Automotive

College Major: Communications

CWP: 2011

"I started my business with Nick Jarvis, a fellow co-worker at CWP. I never would have found such an amazing partner and we employed all of the skills we had learned in Collegeworks to start our own business."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Moving into a legitimate retail location and hiring my friends as my mechanics.

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Steven Saldana

Owner/Co Founder at Studio Saldana and XLABS
Industry: Photography

College Major: Information Technology

CWP: 2000 to 2001

"Immensely, primarily with the foundation of learning I acquired while in the program."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Quitting the corporate world and controlling my own destiny.

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Matt Fox

Owner at Fox Painting Co.
Industry: Construction

College Major: Business Management

CWP: 2005 to 2007

"Clearly, a lot... I initially worked with my Dad at his roofing business and then transitioned into the painting industry. I enjoyed a lot of aspects of CWP and that catapulted me to do it on my own."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Personal-starting a family. Professional-Turning a growing profit every year.

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Andrea (Hibbeler) Miller

Owner at The Music Room
Industry: Education

College Major: Entrepreneurship and Piano Performance

CWP: 2006

"CWP made my desire to be an entrepreneur into a need."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Seeing my first venture post-college successfully transition to a new owner.

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Tom Heiler

Owner at Heiler Painting
Industry: Paint

College Major: Business

CWP: 2008 to 2012

"I was able to launch my own business immediately after graduation. Which, in my opinion, would be impossible without cwp."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Exceeding my sales goal during my first year in business.

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Erik Murray

Owner at Precision Painting
Industry: Construction

College Major: Business Economics

CWP: 2006 to 2007

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

The success of my business. We are now the largest painting company in the Thousand Oaks area. We hit 1.5 million in sales for 2013 and we had 22 full time employees for most of the year.

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Michael Abramovic

Owner at Trash Grab
Industry: Waste Management

College Major: Marketing

CWP: 2003 to 2005

"I worked with another NSG company after graduation so it literally helped me get a job. The people and experiences from CWP continue to help me every day."

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Mentoring other people

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