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Abraham Phillips

Abraham Phillips


Reliability Engineer

Personal Information

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School: University of Illinois

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Years at College Works: 2012

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Rolls-Royce

Title: Reliability Engineer

Industry: Engineering

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Landing a great internship with Rolls-Royce and getting a subsequent job offer.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

Everyone taught me the abstract concept that hard work pays off, but CWP gave me the first opportunity to enjoy this fact as a personal reality.

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

It gave me confidence and caused me to stand out in presentations at Rolls-Royce.

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

Being a leader means taking responsibility for not only your own actions but your employees' actions.


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

You must be ambitious and motivated! Exceptional efforts are the only thing that will get you exceptional rewards...both financial and personal.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Any relating to ridiculous employee excuses.

Last words of wisdom

There is no substitute for hard work.