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Tim Clavin

Tim Clavin

Hogan Truck Leasing

Credit and Collection Associate

Personal Information

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School: Saint Louis University

Major: Business Admin- Lead/change

Years at College Works: 2009 to 2010

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Hogan Truck Leasing

Title: Credit and Collection Associate

Industry: Logistics

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Monitor all commercial accounts for past due amounts, credit limits and payment discrepancies. Initiate telephone calls with a wide range of customers regarding delinquent amounts. Communicate with a large number of customers to resolve billing questions. Research and respond to all inquiries in a timely and professional manner. Maintain thorough notes for follow up in our system (Goldmine). Communicate and work effectively with other team members and customers. Process credit applications by analyzing credit worthiness; establish limits in a fast paced environment. Email and fax invoices and statements to customers, fax correspondence to bank and trade references.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

Taught me how to be a man in the real world situations and how to treat everyone with respect.

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

It changed the way I thought about my life; personally and professionally.

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?

John Merkel was very nice and loved how CWP worked and what CWP was about. After the job he let me and my painters have a BBQ / swim party in his huge back yard. The job was worth 14k.

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

I learned I have the tools to be a successful person in any job I want. You must have the confidence from within and CWP helps you realize you have it.

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

Great connections,great friends, and great memories.

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?

They know what they're talking about. It is a wild ride, but you gain so much.

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?

This internship teaches how to run your own business and everyone should learn that no matter what job you want. You can take the lessons from CWP and apply them to anything you do. That's why its so great.

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

You must be able to manage your time very well and be confident in your abilities. You can never learn to much. Anyone can teach you something valuable.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

The road trips to KC where I got to see all the other interns, hangout, trade ideas, and share advice.