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Nick Van Tubbergen

Zywave

Account Executive - Select Accounts

Personal Information

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School: UW-Milwaukee

Major: Economics/Business

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Zywave

Title: Account Executive - Select Accounts

Industry: Software

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

I work with independent insurance agencies focusing on commercial P&C, Employee Benefits and Personal Lines. My goal is to leverage technology and proven best practices to help my partners and prospects achieve double digit organic growth, year after year.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Graduating College and starting my career.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

It gave me the skills necessary to get where I am today.

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

It put me a step ahead of my peers by gaining that experience .

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?

I was 19 years old and a Freshman in college when I did the internship and it was an amazing experience to work with all of my clients. I want to thank them for giving me a chance to prove myself to them and myself by running my own business at such a young age.

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

How to handle clients and make them satisfied and happy.

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

You spend a lot of time with your team and you get to know them pretty well. I have continued to stay in touch with many of them and have already been to one of their weddings.

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

Work hard, play harder.

Advice

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

Do not give up on getting more leads and referrals, that is the key to driving your business.

Many college students struggle to choose between an internship specific to their target industry or doing CWP. What advice would you give them on this subject if they wanted to enter your career field?

Do CWP, there is no other internship like it that will put you ahead of your peers.

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

Must be able to handle rejection and keep your head up.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

All of Cancun.

Last words of wisdom

Trust what your DM says.