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Jonathan Hutchison

Jonathan Hutchison

Penske Truck Leasing

Sales and Operations Management Trainee

Personal Information

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School: Northern Illinois University

Major: Economics

Years at College Works: 2010 to 2011

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Penske Truck Leasing

Title: Sales and Operations Management Trainee

Industry: Automotive

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

* Develop consumer and commercial customer solutions to local and national accounts - including many of the Fortune 500. Manage company's large inventory of world class and nationally recognized vehicles, balancing fleet productivity, profitability and customer satisfaction in a fast-paced and dynamic work space. Generate new business leads as well as foster existing customer relationships. Provide unparalleled customer service on a daily basis to ensure high brand reputation.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Being able to distinguish myself from other people in the workforce based on the opportunities I had with CWP previously.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP has provided me with great, real world business experience and sales techniques that I will carry with me in my future careers to succeed.

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

CWP experience has provided me with many interviews that I would not have had the opportunity to have if it was not for the skill set I built while working for CWP.

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

Communication and clarity is key.


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

Learn as much as you can and do not be afraid to push your comfort zone.

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

Learn a little bit of everything that business and associated fields can offer!

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Go Big Events! Hanging out with fellow interns who have the exact sames aspirations and interests that you yourself have!

Last words of wisdom

Success is earned, and whatever you do in life make sure you love it and have fun with it! Work hard, play harder!