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Scott Pohlman

Scott Pohlman

Husky Energy

Electrical Engineering Co-op

Personal Information

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School: The Ohio State University

Major: Electrical Engineering

Years at College Works: 2012 to 2013

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Husky Energy

Title: Electrical Engineering Co-op

Industry: Energy

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Assist head Electrical Engineers with daily responsibilities. Order parts for refinery. Make sure refinery components are in working order.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Receiving a job that has potential to be full time employment, and I am still in college.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP has meant to me that I can go out and achieve anything as long as I put my mind to it and act upon it.

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

I have not yet graduated, but CWP has given me interview skills to excel in future jobs. Currently still in college, I am getting interviews for very good companies and doing well in the interviews, even with a sub-par GPA.

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?

Debbie Waldeck was my favorite client, from 2012. She was the first job I had ever booked on my own, and gave me the confidence to book jobs after that. Working with her was a great experience, and I tried very hard to make her happy since she was such a nice lady. This created the type of job I knew I needed to do for every client.

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

The greatest lesson I learned was that even if things are very tough and you feel overwhelmed, just do your best and it will eventually work out.

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

I am best friends with my old DM and another guy from my team. I was actually in his wedding earlier this year. We still hang out to this day with many people from the program.

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

Keep Calm and Paint On.

Advice

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

Know that this is going to be the hardest thing you have ever experienced this far, but as long as you put effort into it, it will be one of the most beneficial things you have ever experienced.

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

CWP may not teach directly to your career field, but it will teach you everything that any person going into the work force will need to know about business and the world.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Cancun from my intern year. It was a celebration!

Last words of wisdom

This program has changed my life completely, and everything I sacrificed for it was completely worth it.