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Alumni Success Stories

See and hear how the College Works Painting experience helped our graduates earn their way through school, and launch highly successful careers.

Recent Alumni

Preston Griffith

School: Kansas State University

Intern Year: 2007

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Business Management

Territory: Wichita

Other: Phi Delta Theta

Where is he now?

Preston was offered several jobs out of college after building an impressive resume with College Works. He chose to work for Cerner Corporation out of Kansas City, one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

His business: Preston managed to run a 65k branch and earn just over 12k for himself. He was then promoted to become the first District Manager in CWP Kansas where he helped grow CWP to where we are now. Preston received 6 credit hours through the Management School at Kansas State, and even painted the Dean of Management, Dr. Niehoff's home as an intern.

Tiffany Walker

School: Purdue University

Intern Year: 2007

Year in School: Post-Graduation

Major: Veterinary Medicine

Territory: St. Louis

Other: Full-time RVT

Where is she now?

Tiffany is currently a RVT in Mission, KS pursuing her passion of working with animals in one of the top facilities in the Midwest. In her spare time she serves as the national CWP Safety Administrator ensuring that each division of the company is providing a safe working environment for all interns and painters.

Her business: Tiffany had already earned her bachelors degree and was working full time in St. Louis when she pursued an internship with CWP. She balanced working full time while managing one of the top branches in St. Louis with College Works. She was then also able to balance her full time career with a District Manager promotion the following year.

Success Stories

Mark Moses

CEO, Platinum Capital Corporation

Platinum Capital won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year award and was ranked #10 on the INC 500. Platinum is a mortgage brokerage company. "Imagine being #10 on the Inc 500 before you are 35! Wow, I could not have done that if I did not start my entrepreneurial career when I was 18 with you."

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Guy Metcalfe

Global Head Of Real Estate Investment Banking,
Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds

Global Head Of Real Estate Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds

He is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, The Real Estate Roundtable, the Urban Land Institute where he is also a ULI council member and the National Mul- tifamily Housing Council, where he is an executive board member.

Guy is a member of the Investment Committee for the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds, which have acquired over $100 billion of real estate since 1990.

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Nick Eaves

President/ COO Woodbine Entertainment Group

WEG's business and operations includes its two Toronto area racetracks and the various distribution channels which WEG uses to disseminate its horse racing product.

"The skills I developed running my own Student Painting Business for two years... have been the difference over the past 20 years as I built my career."

Andrew Reid

Strategic Partnership Development Manager, GOOGLE

Andrew has worked on some of the largest partnerships at Google. Working with the CEO and co- founders.

"Not only did I pay my way through school but also learned valuable business lessons (like)...never giving up and a 'Don't Stop' attitude (which) have followed me throughout my career."

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I am currently in law school at Arizona State University and will graduate with my Juris Doctor in 2009. I am currently ranked sixth in my class and have been chosen for several scholarships and fellowships. Next summer I will work as a summer associate at Squire, Sanders, and Dempsey, one of the largest and most successful law firms in the world. I attribute a great deal of my academic and professional success to my experiences at College Works Painting.

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