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Dane Schickedanz

Dane Schickedanz

PNC Financial Services Group

Financial Specialist

Personal Information

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School: Saint Louis University

Major: Finance

Years at College Works: 2007 to 2008

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: PNC Financial Services Group

Title: Financial Specialist

Industry: Banking

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Relationship Management

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Using the skills I learned to teach others about money management, time management, budgeting, persistence, and patience.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP is a great conversation starter both with clients and perspective employers. They always love to hear the stories and successes of a college student starting a business.

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

I can honestly say that having CWP on my resume and bragging about my accomplishments is what got me my first job and lead to my successful career in banking.

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?

Thank you for trusting in a college student to take care of an important asset, your home. We truly appreciate your patience as we learned on the job and through experience.

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

Hard work always pays off in the end. Persistence matters in times of doubt. Work hard, play harder.

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

CWP, tomorrows business leaders- TODAY!


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

Its not easy to do, but grind it out, be persistent, learn from failure, and ultimately success will happen.

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

CWP lets you truly see all the aspects of business. Not just a single focus. You truly are in charge of a business from start to finish. So there is not other way to get a well rounded view of how a business truly works.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Hanging out VIP style in Windsor, Canada. For a weekend, I lived the life of a rock star.

Last words of wisdom

Stick it out at all costs, the rewards are definitely worth the pain and suffering.