Corona del Sol High School graduate is
making the most of his first year at
Arizona State University.
Evan Kasian, 19, was one of 3 percent of
1,600 applicants accepted by College
Works Painting to intern with their
program for the spring and summer of
2006. CWP has worked since 1987 to give
college students a chance at valuable
real-world business experience.
"This gives you the chance to set
(yourself) apart," Kasian said. "They
look for people into that challenge."
Kasian, who went through the rigors of
three face-to-face interviews, has been
given the opportunity to manage his own
painting branch for the summer. He will
hire painters, paint homes, organize a
payroll and manage customer relations,
Up until the summer, Kasian and the
other branch managers will train and
work part-time for CWP.
A native of the Kyrene Corridor, Kasian
is pursuing a business marketing degree
at ASU and hopes this internship will
give him the edge after graduation.
"I'm graduating with a degree that a lot
of people have, so I need something
(extra)," Kasian said.
There are other perks to the opportunity
as well. The average branch brings in
revenue of $50,000 over the summer,
"My goal is $75,000-90,000," Kasian
said. "Honestly, it pays pretty good."
Of the income, Kasian can receive
roughly 22 percent, depending on his
It will take a lot of his business savvy
to sell his product, as his crew(s) will
be comprised of mainly other college
students. In some ways, it is a plus,
"These kids won't know how to find
loopholes," Kasian said. "We consider
ourselves professionals. I want them to
do a fantastic job."
Kasian hopes to convince potential
clients that his business is legitimate,
no matter how much overtime he racks up.
"(I want to) let (the customers) know my
intentions," Kasian said. "Trust me and
know I'm gonna do a good job for them."