Michael Murphy - Marketing & Sales

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Why Me?

Throughout my three years at university, I have had a number of experiences that have put me ahead of the curve from working with real organizations to craft marketing solutions to spending hours getting coached by experienced sales professionals before competition. Outside of these things, though, I strongly feel that there are a few key qualities that set me apart from others:

Dedication to Improvement
No matter what I am doing, I am always trying to learn and get better at it. This is something that I've had to do on a regular basis in my sales coaching where new information must be absorbed and implemented quickly and in its entirety. One of my proudest accomplishments of the last few years would be my vast improvement as a student from highschool, where I earned a GPA of 2.7, to college, where I have earned a GPA of 3.95. This accomplishment came to be as a result of a complete revision of my personal work ethic and how I prioritized my life. I will take this mentality into whatever organization I am a part of and will be someone who can be counted on to make the necessary changes to attain success for both myself and my organization.
I am someone who is determined to get the job done and get it done right. I can't help but feel agitated when I'm not personally satisfied with the work I've produced. Having taken about eight classes per semester to achieve my degree in three years with a 40 minute commute and a part-time job, it should come as no surprise that I have had some sleepless nights making sure that my work gets completed and completed to the high standards I aim for. One of the most important things I believe someone can be is dependable which is precisely what I will be within my organization.
I consider myself a generally curious individual who enjoys learning about other subjects outside of my specialty in my free time. Among some of my favorite topics to read about are economics/economic policy, religion, philosophy, history, and politics. This general curiosity has helped me attain knowledge that later aided me in some of my research efforts and is something I believe also makes me effective in sales; I love trying to learn more about people and their challenges.