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Garrett Galen

Garrett Galen

Schneider Electric

Inside Sales Consultant

Personal Information

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School: The Ohio State University

Major: Marketing

Years at College Works: 2010 to 2011

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Schneider Electric

Title: Inside Sales Consultant

Industry: Technology

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

I work in an inbound call center. On a daily basis I work with our customers, which range from distributors, to independent re-sellers, and even home users. All of them have different needs that I help take care of, from helping an office assistant install a battery in one of our units, to consulting on a data center's design.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting a job at a huge corporation with opportunities all over the globe. I'm excited :)

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP opened my eyes to possibilities I didn't know existed.

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

I just started my first real world job a few months ago. My CWP experience has spoiled me, because now I have to find other things to do with my spare time at work because they don't hand out promotions fast enough to keep my work ethic satisfied.

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 giving me a shot!

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

I learned what my limits truly were. And they go a lot farther than I thought they did.

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

I am going to be a groomsman at the wedding of a great guy I interned with. My DM will also be in attendance for what will most definitely be an outrageous bachelor party!

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

Work hard, party hard, get paid! #cwplife

Advice

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

My advice comes in the form of a question: If you can't run a residential house painting company...what makes you think you'll be able to run a Fortune 500 company?

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

You have your whole life to work for the man. You'll never get an opportunity like this again.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Our VP treating us to dinner at a Japanese restaurant for our end of the year banquet.

Last words of wisdom

Anyone can work hard; those who succeed work both hard and smart.