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Kelsey Rosen

Kelsey Rosen

Geneva Technical Services (GTS)

Account Manager

Personal Information

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School: Michigan State University

Major: Marketing with Sales Specialization

Years at College Works: 2010

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Geneva Technical Services (GTS)

Title: Account Manager

Industry: Technology

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

I am responsible for finding out our client needs and what they are looking for in a potential candidate, the skills or credentials needed, how much they are willing to pay, the duration of the project or start date, etc. Once I have that information, I give it to my recruiters and they find candidates matching the description needed for the position.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I won a National Team Selling Competition for MSU in 2011 and competed in a few individual competitions across the country on behalf of the university during my college career. Also, after graduation I was hired as the first woman to work in a team of 30 and was able to negotiate my salary $15,000 higher than what they were willing to offer me which was awesome.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

It was the best internship I had and I learned so much about running my own business and managing people.

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

It was a great thing to have my resume and opned up some great conversations in interviews. Every interview I've had since college has asked me about the internship and has been impressed with how the internship was set up and the experience I as able to gain while in college.

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

I learned a lot about time management and how to interact with people, especially when things didn't go the way you thought they would.

Advice

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

I was great at the selling part and getting clients to agree to use CWP but had zero experience with painting or the prep work involved in painting so that was a challenge for me when it came to production. Know your strengths but also your weaknesses and don't be afraid to ask for help with what you don't know. I was in Sherwin-Williams so many times during my internship asking them questions that they offered me a part-time job in the fall afterward the internship ended.

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

You have to love working with people because that is all this job is. We are essentially the middleman in placing candidates with companies. As an account manager I deal with the customer and the recruiters deal with the candidates but it is a people orientated business.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

The social events we would do across the state every few weeks. Some of my closest friends from college are people I met through this internship.Although it has been years and we all live across the country from each other, we still stay in contact.

Last words of wisdom

There were so many times during the internship that I seriously questioned why I was even working for CWP because the hours were long, and there were days where nothing went right. However, when I reflect back on my college experience, this internship taught me so much about business and people that I am so glad I did it. Everyone that I know who did this internship that I stay in contact with are all doing very well in their careers. This internship will set you apart from your peers and will be something that stands out on your resume.

Kelsey Rosen