Sometimes you are lucky enough to meet people that really add character to your own life. Joe Jacobs is definitely one of those people. As soon as you meet Joe he welcome you with a genuine smile and makes you feel right at home. The experience that I had working with Joe has taught me so many skills for the "real world". Everyone wants to be around someone that is motivated and enthusiastic because it rubs off on you! I've not only learned a lot… from Joe, but I have gained a friend/mentor that I know I can always depend on-- and that's not always easy to say! Thanks for everything and anyone would be blessed to work with you! Read MoreRead Less
My summer internship experience would have been completely different if Chau Nguyen wouldn't have been my boss. Chau went beyond the call of duty to treat me like family, instead of an employee. He would help me with any problems I was having, work related or not. When I didn't think that sales was cut out for me Chau gave me the motivation I needed. Without Chau I would have given up when my sales weeks were unsuccessful. The skills he taught me… throughout the summer not only helped me finish out with a new sense of confidence it also left me a great tool for the future. By the time I finished out the program I was one of his top salespeople! The best part is that I didn't leave with just a great reference for a resume, I left with a friend! I wish you the same success that I had with Chau! Read MoreRead Less
I was a little apprehensive about getting started in sales, a field I was unsure of, yet after my many pep talks with Joe I always felt ready to face the day. It became more than just a summer job to make money, it became something to change my entire person, it became a matter of wanting to surpass my goals and to impress Joe and show him that I was everything he thought I could be. He motivated me and kept me on course when I was unsure of myse…lf, he taught me to talk to people and to be strong in difficult situations. Without this summer job and Joe, my work experience would be lacking and I don't think I would have made it to where I am, I am so much more confident and capable now. Read MoreRead Less
This past summer I was presented with a wonderful opportunity to sell advertising. In accepting this internship I hoped to merely build my resume and attain sales experience. However, my internship with Joe Jacobs and Chau Nguyen exceeded all expectations and has equipped me with relationships and experience that will serve to my advantage for years to come.
One relationship which I learned the most from, was the relationship with m…y boss, Joe Jacobs, like most people with this internship I didn't really know what to expect, but after listening to Joe I was inspired to settle for no less than the absolute best. Joe's relationship with his employees is unique, he is a very positive individual, and he constantly praises his employees on their strengths and suggests ways to use their own unique individual strengths never dwelling on our weaknesses. Joe's sales representatives succeeded because he is positive and you feel like he truly cares about your success and is always there to do his part to help us succeed. As a sales representatives I had weeks when I was the best and was selling more ads than anyone else, but I also had weeks when I wasn't selling as many ads as I would have liked, but the one thing that remained consistent was Joe's support, endless advice, and faith in our success. I never felt like I had to succeed for Joe, he made my success my own and was my biggest supporter when I did well and when I was not doing so well. The advice and wisdom that Joe shared with me will continue to aid me throughout my life and has inspired me to get a job in sales. I will always remember, "Persistence pays profits." Joe is a great boss, a wise salesman, but most importantly he is never above being a friend. Read MoreRead Less
Over the four month period that I worked for Chau Nguyen, my knowledge and capabilities within the world of business grew immeasurably. Chau and I spent countless hours not only talking about business, but personal things as well. I can recount times that he would answer questions as early as 7 am or as late as 11 pm. Chau's positive advice has left me with experiences and information that I am sure I will use for the rest of my career. I am p…roud to say that I have worked with Chau and more than delighted to call him a friend. I cannot be appreciative enough for everything that Chau has shown me and I am confident that if you have the chance to work with him you feel the same way. Read MoreRead Less
Working for Joe Jacobs has definitely been the most rewarding experience for me to this date. Throughout the three months of my internship, Joe served not only as an invaluable manager, but as my mentor as I expanded my sales experience. He pushed me to work hard everyday to succeed as an account manager, and was one of the best supports I could have asked for during my experience. Without him as my motivator, I know I would not have gained the s…kills I did to succeed in sales. One of the first things Joe said to me was; "You work hard for me, and I will work hard for you." I was determined to make Joe proud through this experience and he has without question, lived up to his word and earned his great reputation. I am proud to use Joe Jacobs as my reference as I begin my job search, knowing that I have one of the best sales managers out there on my resume. There is no doubt in my mind that Joe Jacobs has had the greatest impact on where I am today and one of the reasons I know I will succeed in my career. I could not have asked for a better manager and mentor! Read MoreRead Less
While Chau Nguyen was by far the best boss I have had yet, because he was honest, patient, and understanding, he was an even better mentor and friend. Chau really taught me a lot about the world around me and how to bring my best qualities forward. He guided me through all my troubles with a true desire to help me. Everything that I learned through Chau is priceless and has already made an impact in my attitudes towards both school and work. Toda…y I count on Chau's help and guidance for my future as much as I relied on him during our tenure together. I know that I have made a true friend that will always be there for me. Read MoreRead Less
There are very rare moments in ones life when you come across a person who inspires you, challenges you, motivates you and changes your life altogether. I was fortunate to meet such a person while working for him as an Account Executive. His name is Chau and he has been one of the most influential people in my life thus far. Chau was always positive, enthusiastic, and motivating. He was always raising the bar for me and that only caused to want t…o do better, achieve more and not only reach for my goals but complete them. He amazes me with his talent and he is truly gifted. Chau is capable of ruling the world! He made me aware of all that I'm capable of and believed in me every step of the way. I look up to him in so many ways and I thank him for all the he has offered me. Read MoreRead Less
When I started out my internship this past summer as an account executive, under the direction of Chau Nguyen, I had no idea what I was about to encounter. Although I faced many challenges in the beginning, he helped me every step of the way through it with his sound advice, guidance, and never ending support. Chau inspired me not only as an account executive, but also as a person. I know that not one day would go by that I would regret being und…er the leadership of Chau. He taught me to never give up in all that I do, and to never get down and disappointed when things weren't going my way. Chau is someone that most people can only hope to be as much as an asset to society. I truly look up to him and owe him everything for all that he has done for me. Not only did he serve as my manager, but also one of my now great friends! Read MoreRead Less
Working with Joe this past summer was an amazing experience -- without a doubt! Joe Jacobs has taught me many things about myself personally and professionally. He also taught me to never give up and to overcome huge challenges. To me, Joe wasn't only an outstanding boss, but a good friend as well. I could call him anytime in need of advice in work along with everyday decisions. Joe will always be a reference on my resume and his advice on a futu…re career has had huge impact on me. I can honestly say that my future career has only benefited from working with and individual like Joe. Thanks for always being there for me and taking time out of your busy schedule to give me guidance when I needed advice! Read MoreRead Less
Working for Joe Jacobs was one of the best experiences I've ever had and a choice that I will never regret. Joe not only helped me become the best possible sales rep, but helped me become a better person as well. His motivation skills and 'open door policy' management style not only contributed to our relationship but to the organization as a whole. There was not a moment while working with Joe that I did not believe he would go out of his way to… help me not only professionally, but personally.
Joe's character is evident from the day you meet him. A highly respected man whose integrity and honesty have no doubt helped propel him to where he is at today. While working for Joe, I never once heard of his name used in a negative way nor would I ever expect it to be. Among his employees Joe was admired not only for his strong leadership skills but for his unique ability to connect to everyone in some sort of way. My internship with Joe didn't just conclude at the last paycheck, but left me with a mentor and friend who I plan to stay in contact with many years to come. Read MoreRead Less
Over the summer, I was given the opportunity to work with Joe Jacobs. I had never been so lucky to have a boss like him. He was always so there for me, considerate and really cared about the progress I was making. Anytime I had a question I could pick up my phone, call him and he would be willing and ready to answer. Not to mention he was always so enthusiastic! I sold advertising for Joe after my freshmen year and had very little sales exper…ience. However, Joe saw something in me and offered me this once in a life time opportunity. For that I will always be grateful. Not only was Joe an exceptional boss he became a friend that I will always be able to stay in touch with. I know he will remain someone I can always turn to if I ever need any help or advice. I am proud to have worked for someone like Joe Jacobs! Read MoreRead Less
I just want to say THANK YOU so much for all that you have done for all of us. I mean this from the bottom of my heart, there is not a person I would rather report back to at the end of the day then you Joe. You made every day that passed more exciting and fulfilling then the previous day. Your guidance and leadership through this experience far surpasses anything I have ever been involved with or in. Your positive attitude and competitive nature… taught us how we, personally could succeed. A test within ourselves. Thanks again for the most amazing summer! We couldn't have done it without you! Read MoreRead Less
I have known Chau Nguyen for 5 years and can truly vouch for his hard work, dedication, and passion for his career. He was my very first mentor and manager, for whom I attribute much of my success today. Chau helped me build my confidence to increase my focus and sales in a constantly changing marketplace. I currently work for a pharmaceutical company and can honestly say that I learned my dedication and enthusiasm from working with Chau 5 years …ago. I have just been accepted to a MBA program in Europe which will help me obtain an international management position within my company in the future. I feel honored to have had Chau serve as a reference for me during this application process to further my education. He has remained an important friend and mentor throughout the years and I believe anyone who has had the opportunity to work with him is very blessed! I know he will be successful in anything he sets out to do because he is loyal, committed, and determined to make a difference in people's lives just like he has done in mine! Read MoreRead Less
As I began my internship last May, I did not expect the work-world to offer me someone so connected, motivational, and personable as a boss. I immediately became aware of Chau's dedication to us as account executives and as students through his sincerity and concern for both our work and everyday life. Chau went above and far beyond the call of duty as he daily checked in with us and kept himself readily available for last minute e-mails or 7 A.M…. phone calls. Chau made my experience as an intern incredibly fulfilling and I will always be grateful for the example he set and the assistance he offered. Read MoreRead Less
I have great respect and admiration for Chau Nguyen. He is not only a wonderful leader, but became a mentor for me in a matter of weeks. Chau?s patience and understanding helped me learn so much about working in the business / marketing world. His guidance and advice motivated me to work to the best of my ability everyday. He was constantly supporting me and encouraging me to do my best. Chau is a great role model for any aspiring college stude…nt wawnting to further themselves and his dedication and hard work is something I will always remember and hopefully achieve for myself in the future. As I look back on my internship last summer, I know it was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had and I would highly recommend to others! Read MoreRead Less
Chau Nguyen was an exceptional manager. I think what stands out the most about Chau is his utmost dedication to me, every other intern, as well as his emotional support through everything. In the very first week of my internship, I was so close to giving up and felt like the pressure and stress was just too much. Chau was right there. He called me right back and talked me through my feelings and focused on some strategies that I could use. He kep…t me going. After our talk, I decided to get my mind back into my job and never give up. Chau constant words of wisdom and advice really helped me to strive to my best and to be persistent and positive. Through keeping my positive attitude and knowing I had Chau 110% behind me, I ended up being one of the more successful sellers. Chau was not only an outstanding manager but he was a mentor to me too. He taught me more that how to sell. He taught me to strive to my very best, to keep trying no matter what, and to never take no for an answer. He has always been extremely committed and I admire and strive towards his dedication and hard work. Read MoreRead Less
I've often read about how a single person can have a major influence in ones' professional life. I believe for me that person is Chau Nguyen. He inspired me on a daily basis to not only grow professionally but also personally. Chau was always available to answer any questions that I had or to just simply offer his advice. No matter what challenges I faced each day Chau was always supportive. He is one the most motivational people that I have ever… met. I feel honored that I had the opportunity to work with such an amazing mentor. Thanks Chau, for helping me along the path towards my successful future! Read MoreRead Less
Spending this past summer working with Joe Jacobs was easily one of the best opportunities I have ever had. From the very beginning, Joe instilled a strong work ethic in me with his own enthusiasm and constant support. His strong character and motivational skills pushed me to a new level. Everything Joe taught me armed me with the tools to succeed. His guidance, knowledge, and enthusiasm transformed me from a typical college student to a prof…essional business woman. I couldn't have ask for a better and more influential mentor. I wish everyone else the same amount of success! Read MoreRead Less
Trying to fit my experience with Chau Nguyen into one paragraph is going to be nearly impossible. I started learning from Chau the moment we met? and it has yet to end! I learned more in four days when I was at training than I could have ever learned in a classroom. I continued to learn from him throughout the summer as well. Anytime I had a question or concern, he was always there and guided me through anything and supported me in any situation.… Even since the internship ended, Chau has continued to support me and be my number one fan! He was the first person I called when I was promoted to a management position with my current job because I felt that I would not have been able to seize that opportunity without everything I had learned from him. I utilize the knowledge I gained from him when I work with my associates and I strive to treat them the way that he treated me and motivate them the way he motivated me. It has paid off too, because I am consistently one of (if not the) top manager, and when anyone asks me how I do it, I just explain to them that I learned it all this summer! Read MoreRead Less
When thinking back to this past summer, there is one part of my experience that stands out against the rest, and that was the guidance I received along the way. Throughout my entire internship experience, Joe Jacobs made sure that his number one priority was making sure that I was not only carrying myself on the highest professional level, but furthermore, was confident and prepared to work each and every day. During weekly conference calls and e…mail reports, Joe made it known that he was there for me whenever I needed his help or advice, and that I always had his support. If I was having a good day with my sales he would be the first to congratulate me, but more importantly if I wasn't doing well, he would make sure that I wouldn't get off the phone unless I was confident and encouraged to push myself the next day. Without this encouragement and support, I don't believe I would have had the success that I did last summer. Knowing that Joe Jacobs was there for me in those ways made my internship experience not only more successful, but more enjoyable. Read MoreRead Less
This past summer was an amazing and my most rewarding summer ever. I was lucky enough to get the chance to work with Joe Jacobs as his account executive. I learned so much from Joe not only about myself, but also about business and real life situations. There were many good times, but then there were also the tough times, and no matter what the situation was, Joe was there for me no matter what. Even when I'm sure he was swamped with paperwork, e…-mails, and a million other phone calls, Joe always found the time to answer my call, and let me know what I needed to hear. If Joe taught me one thing, it was to never take NO for an answer! I learned a lot about myself from being under Joe's wing. He never let me give up; The guidance Joe gave me those few months during the summer has definitely helped me to become a more confident person. I wish everyone was as lucky as I was to get the chance to work with such a great role model. I appreciate all of your time and patience with me Joe! We were a great team, and will continue to remain friends for years to come. Read MoreRead Less
Wow, this summer was an amazing experience that will have a huge impact on the rest of my life. Joe Jacobs encouraged me to believe in myself, experience new opportunities and the promises of a rewarding future. After working with Joe, I got many job offers and made a tremendous amount of connections. Joe is there to always help you solve a problem whether it be about your job or about your future.
First off I wanted to thank Chau Nguyen for helping me so much this past summer. Chau was the first supervisor that I have ever felt I could come to, solve any challenges that I faced, and know that it would be resolved immediately. He gave me the confidence and skills I needed from the moment I first started working under his guidance. For the future, I now know what characteristics work the best in leading people in the business world. I often …found myself hearing my friends talk abut how they disliked their boss, but time and time again, I always found myself bragging about how Chau would always be positive and supportive in everything I did. After speaking with other interns in the program, all of us agreed that because of his leadership and efforts, we were successful. I wish everyone the same amount of success as I've had from working with Chau! Read MoreRead Less
Working with Joe Jacobs this summer was an experience that helped me to grow as a both a professional and a person. Not only could I count on him to help me with business-related issues, but he always made it clear that he was there "no matter what". When Joe says that he is just a phone call away, he really means it! In just a short period of time, I learned more from Joe than I have ever learned from anyone in a work setting. I know that I will… carry the things that he has taught me throughout my life! Read MoreRead Less
I was given the opportunity to work with Joe Jacobs throughout the summer of 2004. I knew then he was a great manager who was extremely charismatic, fair and had a natural talent for sales. However it was not until just recently, as I began my career, that I realized how much I have learned from Mr. Jacobs and how much he has helped to develop me as a person. Joe taught me something very important and that was the power of being positive. Joe wou…ld tell us that we were responsible for our own success, and in a pleasant way that there were no excuses. Someone's negative attitude, bad weather or any other excuse we could come up with were not reasons for us not to perform. He used to tell us to "pull out all the stops".
I now manage over 25 people, and I find myself everyday using the techniques and skills that Joe used to manage so many others, including myself, so well. I was very fortunate to have met Joe and am very thankful for not only having had the opportunity to work for him, but also for the person I am today because of him. Read MoreRead Less
Joe Jacobs is a great person to work for. The summer I worked for him was one of the most rewarding summers of my life. I directly correlate becoming much more confident in both personal and business aspects of my life due to his motivational skills. He made sure that we ended every conversation on a positive note and the light was always on at the end of the tunnel. He is a great motivator, great manager, and most importantly a great guy.
I have been in school now for four years studying business marketing. I can honestly say out of those four years, I learned the most working with Joe Jacobs in just one summer. Joe taught me all that there is to know in sales. He taught me how to read into people and how to get to know what they want. He taught me to be persistent and never give up on something that I want to achieve. He always kept me motivated and on my feet wanting to sell mor…e. He taught me how to handle myself in situations that could be rough and to always keep a smile on your face, even when it hurts. Joe Jacobs has impacted my life in many ways. He has shown me that there is no limit to achieving what you want in life. I know that every phone conference I had with Joe, he was always smiling. It says a lot about one character when you can tell that they are smiling when talking to them on the phone. It has been almost two years now since working with Joe, but he still keeps in touch with all of interns and shows them that he cares. No matter how busy he may be, everyone is important to him and he will go out of his way to help people. I am very privileged to have gotten a chance to work with Joe Jacobs and I think that anyone who gets a chance to will agree with me. Read MoreRead Less
Having Chau Nguyen as a mentor extends far beyond what is required or even expected. He constantly reaches for greater ways to assist people in furthering their development both professionally and personally. His enthusiasm, knowledge and motivation are unparalleled. Chau effectively achieves the ideal manager; he inspires others through his own behavior. He also has a wonderful ability to balance his encouragement between motivation and practica…l ways to achieve the goal. His belief in my ability and his constant support to help me exceed my own expectations has guided me to grow so much. Through the years I have known him Chau has become a great friend and adviser, and am so grateful for the opportunity to work with him! Read MoreRead Less
When I first spoke to Joe Jacobs about the internship, he told me "I would learn more working with him in just one summer than I would throughout my whole college career," he wasn't kidding! Joe has taught me more about myself, my capabilities, and life in the real work world than I could have ever learned in college. I am 100% truthful when I say, "I would not be where I am today if I hadn't worked with Joe Jacobs. Right after college, I was abl…e to use the skills I had developed while working with Joe and attain a high paying sales position with the #1 distributor in the nation. I was definitely the youngest, but also one of the smartest, effective and most recognized. Read MoreRead Less