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Adam Arnold

Adam Arnold

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Senior Account Executive

Personal Information

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School: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Major: Economics

Years at College Works: 2011 to 2013

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Searchmetrics

Title: Senior Account Executive

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Sell software platform to large Enterprise companies. Typically in the retail/ecommerce vertical.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Breaking into a new space and making $250k annually.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP has taught me how to maximize my potential and push through boundaries I didn't think were possible to get through.

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

CWP has made me much more persistent than others I work with. Many people get discouraged quickly and give up. But CWP has taught me how to overcome obstacles to achieve goals.

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?

Thanks for holding me to high standards.

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

There is always a solution. Get creative.

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

I still keep in touch and meetup with the people I went through the program with. They are some of my best friends.

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

CWP, set yourself apart

Advice

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

CWP will be a big challenge. But if you make it through, you will be a step above the others. Do not be like all the other quitters.

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?

CWP is perfect for a career in sales. It's also applicable to other fields. There may be better internships specifically for your field, depending on what it is. But CWP will provide life lessons regardless of your projected career path.

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

You've got to hustle and be proactive in your learning. No one is going to teach you how to do it.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Giving speeches at trainings in front of hundreds of people.

Last words of wisdom

I learned a ton from the program. I would recommend it to anyone looking to go through a big challenge to improve themselves. You will learn a lot of valuable people skills and life lessons.

Adam Arnold