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Paul Cavanaugh

Paul Cavanaugh



Personal Information

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School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Years at College Works: 2008

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Caterpillar

Title: Engineer

Industry: Heavy Machinery

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Design and validation work related to tires and rims.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP moved me out of my comfort zone and taught me new ways to pursue the opportunities in my life.

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

CWP experience with cold calling influenced my getting hired. It has helped greatly in dealing and communicating with suppliers and customers.

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

Just do it. You'll get nowhere unless you do something to help yourself.


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

Work hard and it will pay dividends. Always do things right the first time. Always be closing, in CWP and in everything you do.