Employee Spotlight: Colleen O’Connor
At CDK, we’re passionate about promoting and developing careers in technology. We launched our Summer Intern Program in 2014 to do just that. This week, our employee spotlight is former-intern-turned-associate Colleen O’Connor!
Colleen spent last summer in our brand-new Norwood office as an intern. Now, she’s a full-time associate! Born and raised in Cincinnati, she attended Xavier University and recently graduated with a degree in marketing.
During her time as a sales intern, Colleen gained authentic real-life experience and industry knowledge. When asked who influenced her experience the most, Colleen said, “My whole digital sales team, but specifically Jon Biggs. He went out of his way to teach me everything he knows about sales, and gave me the opportunity to interact with actual clients. Jon helped me realize that I wanted to pursue a career in this field and made me excited to start my new position.” She continues, “Jon continues to help foster growth in my transition into a full time inside sales position.” Colleen was able to stay on throughout the school year, and is now mentoring the next wave of CDK sales interns in the Norwood office.
Colleen enjoys the exciting, face-paced culture, and loves to laugh and have fun with her peers, while still delivering results.
Overall, why did Colleen want to work at CDK? Her answer captures what many interns experience during their time with us: “A phrase I keep seeing throughout the culture is One CDK, and I believe this phrase perfectly reflects the camaraderie that I experienced while working as an intern. CDK Global makes you feel welcomed; it was very apparent that they not only take care of their customers, but also take care of their employees.” Some fun facts about Colleen: her favorite movie is “The Greatest Showman,” and her favorite weekend activity is kayaking. When she was younger, she wanted to be a firefighter. Her dream vacation is to go backpacking through Europe. She says she’s looking forward to completing her first sale in her full-time role, and exceeding expectations within the work environment. Thanks for tuning in! Come back next week for our newest employee spotlight!