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Simon House

Simon House

The California Cider Company

Western States Sales Director

Personal Information

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School: Cal Poly - SLO

Major: Business - Finance

Years at College Works: 2007 and 2009

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: The California Cider Company

Title: Western States Sales Director

Industry: Food and Beverages

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Responsible for sales of Ace Ciders in the 25 Western States of the USA. Train and manage a team of 5 Territory Sales Managers.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Growing my family's cider business.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP taught me my strengths and gave me confidence years before others in my field discovered theirs.

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

CWP gave me powerful experiences that I used in interviews to get a job offer before graduation. To this day, I frequently use knowledge in Customer Service, Sales, and Business Operations that I built upon a foundation of CWP experience.

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

Don't give up. You can find the solution to any problem if you know where to look and you don't give up.


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

Try things. Find your strengths and passions early.

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

Do what you say you're going to do.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Feeling like a boss in Cancun while 19 years old!

Simon House