Courtland Schwerdt



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Courtland Schwerdt, 23, from Lindon, Utah. Currently a Senior at University of Utah, studying Strategic Communications.

I’m currently a Senior at the University of Utah graduating this fall. I am majoring in Communications studying Strategic Communications. I’m very passionate about entrepreneurship and sales. Some of my personal interests are sports, hiking and video games. My favorite sport is baseball and I’m a huge San Francisco Giants fan. I grew up playing baseball and played first-base at Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah. Four years ago, when I graduated high school, I began selling pest control door-to-door in Sacramento, California. I have never had more fun in a job because I got to work and negotiate with people everyday. That summer I was the top performing and youngest sales representative to ever work for Alterra and lead our branch to be the second most profitable territory in the nation. After two years of selling for various companies I started my own pest control company with my brother-in-law in St. George, Utah. I currently serve as the President of Sales and oversee the sales training, hiring and managing of all employees. It has been an amazing ride working in sales and have gained a passion for hard work and setting personal goals. As of 2017, we are the fastest growing pest control company in Southern Utah and are the #1 reviewed company on Google in that region. Throughout my life I’ve always wanted to make a difference in peoples’ lives and am very interested in using my sales experience to work in healthcare or finance.