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Owen Thomas

Owen Thomas

NVR

Sales Representative

Personal Information

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School: James Madison University

Major: Business Management/ Business Marketing

Years at College Works: 2009 to 2011

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: NVR

Title: Sales Representative

Industry: Construction

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

I am responsible for the day to day activities and sales of a planned residential community.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

"I was annoucced into the NVR- Presidents Circle my first year of elgibility. I also just purchased my first house at the age of 25. "

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP established the building blocks of the man I am today.

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

CWP gave me the ability to dazzle in any interview I went into. I didnt have the strongest grades but my work experience and ability to relate to people truely separated me from the rest.

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

That if you work hard and put in the time to learn and grow you can succeed at almost anything. Work hard today so that you can get ahead tomorrow.

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

"I currently work with one of my fellow interns. Andrew Robertson. He builds the homes and I sell them. Its great! I also still keep in touch with numerous people."

Advice

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

Just keep knocking.

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?

CWP- teaches you more then any internship at a desk can. It teaches you real world skills that transfer over to pretty much anything. Most of all it also teaches you alot about yourself.

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

You will always get more no answers then you get yes's. But just one yes makes all the no answers worth it.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Bill Ferst!