|Alumni Spotlight: Jason Whitehead|
Whitehead ’06, ’07 – Sales, McCasters-Carr
What is your current job and what are your responsibilities?
I currently work as a
member of the sales team at McMasters-Carr, a company that supplies products used to maintain manufacturing plants and
large commercial facilities worldwide.
How has your volunteer work translated into your paying job?
I found that the skills
I learned at City Year have certainly helped me in my career. At City Year I learned how to work as a
member of a team toward a common goal.
City Year helped to build and refine my leadership and communication skills.
My time with City Year taught me how to
motivate myself and those around me.
How did your experience at CY influence your career path?
After finishing my service with City
Year I applied for a job with Frito-Lay.
The interviewer was very interested in hearing about City Year, and was
impressed by the leadership skills and enthusiasm that I had as a result of my
time with City Year. I was offered a job
as a district manager, responsible for a team of 14. I believe that City Year absolutely helped me
begin my career in sales.
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