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Jesse Nichols

Jesse Nichols

Google

Channel Sales Manager, North America (Google Analytics Premium)

Personal Information

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School: University of Michigan

Major: Philosophy

Years at College Works: 2002 to 2004

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Google

Title: Channel Sales Manager, North America (Google Analytics Premium)

Industry: Advertising

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Manage the North America agency sales channel for the Google Analytics Premium product. Represents about 50% of all new business in the region.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Creating my own role at Google and earning global recognition in my industry.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

Don't be afraid to take risks, the upside is amazing and the downside isn't nearly as bad as you think.

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

Immediately after my graduation, it probably helped me secure a job in sales. The lasting effect has been a willingness to figure out any part of a job, regardless of whether it's my core role.

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?

My favorite client was my last one. I can't remember his name, but he emphasized the importance of work integrity. Not in a strict way, but in a way that helped me grow.

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

Your employees will never do as well as you want them to until they're able to be proud of what they've done.

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

Sadly, I haven't really stayed in touch with anyone except for my old D.M., and only just keeping her updated as life churns on. So it goes.

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

I ran a business last summer, what did you do?

Advice

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

Work your butt off and always give your best, because getting rewarded for anything less just doesn't feel right.

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

Every business knows that internships are mostly B.S. If you have the choice between filing papers in your target industry (which may or may not be what you end up working in 2-3 years after college), and learning meaningful skills and accomplishing big things... well, the choice should be obvious.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

To be honest, the sales trip to Cancun was my first time out of the country (Canada doesn't count), and when to see Chichen Itza, I was bit by the adventure bug. I've been seeking out ruins and off-the-path experiences ever since.

Last words of wisdom

Luck is opportunity plus preparation. Actively prepare yourself for the things you want, and put yourself in the places where opportunities arise.

Jesse Nichols