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Michael Gentzkow

Michael Gentzkow


Account Executive

Personal Information

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School: University of California, Santa Barbara

Major: Psychology

Years at College Works: 2006 to 2007

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: EmpireWorks

Title: Account Executive

Industry: Construction

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Business Development and Project Management for large scale multifamily Reconstruction Projects

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

That I took the plunge and pursued my dream job after college instead of taking a safer road (even though it didn't work out)

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP allowed me to discover my talent for business, a talent which prior to CWP was completely unknown to me.

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

I met the people I currently work for through CWP.

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

Persevere! It can take a lot of no's to get to the yes you were looking for. And don't be afraid to dream big.


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

Its not all about the money. Don't compromise your product or your integrity. Learn how to do a great job first, then figure out how to do it profitably.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

The moment I first noticed my girlfriend and future wife Jessica Foster.

Last words of wisdom

Clearly define yourself and your purpose, if everyone is your customer, than no one is your customer.

Michael Gentzkow