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Colin Bovet

Colin Bovet

Enplug

Inside Sales

Personal Information

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School: University of Colorado Boulder

Major: Information Management

Years at College Works: 2011

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Enplug

Title: Inside Sales

Industry: Technology

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

I am leading a national expansion for Enplug, generating leads for the rest of the sales team, and closing new business.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Founding several startups and winning business plan competitions with teams I built and led.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP is still one of the hardest things I've ever done - but one of the best learning experiences for work ethic, creativity, and leadership.

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

CWP solidified my interest in entrepreneurship and let me prove to myself that I was capable of meeting and exceeding my ambitious goals. Now, I know what it takes to build a successful business and I apply those lessons to my startup.

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

Treat people with respect - whether they are clients, employees, friends - and even when they don't treat you that way in return!

Advice

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

The difference between success and failure in CWP is your mindset and nothing else. Oh, and also - charge 30% more than you first calculate on all your estimates.

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

Connections are everything. Meet cool people and spend time with them. If you want to get something, give it first (i.e. if you want a job, figure out how to get one of your friends a job and it will come back to help you).

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Now that I'm looking back on the experience, it was pretty badass when I was running 4 crews of painters and cranking out sales. At the time it seemed like hell! :)