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Kyle Jacobs

Kyle Jacobs

JCPenney

Industrial Engineer

Personal Information

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School: Kansas State University

Major: Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Years at College Works: 2007

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: JCPenney

Title: Industrial Engineer

Industry: Retail

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Process improvements, standards, capital investment project management

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP taught me the importance of business versus personal relationships.

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

Communication skills and customer relations.

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

If someone isn't pulling their weight, coach them up or out. Firing a person isn't easy but losing money out of your pocket for someone else's stupidity or laziness is unacceptable.

Advice

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

Have fun and work hard.

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

Broaden your knowledge base as much as possible and always say yes to new experiences.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

The parties...