Joe Lassin, West Leyden Graduate (2010)

Posted by Michael Haworth on 9/3/2019 8:00:00 AM

Joe Lassin

What business courses did you take in high school?
A lot of Accounting along with almost every business and technology class offered.

What sports or activities were you involved with at Leyden?
Baseball - Football - Snowbaording - Peer Leader - PE Leader - FBLA (President) - Choir - Theatre

What is you undergraduate degree in?
Marketing - Professional Sales Certificate

What college did you attend?
Northern Illinois University

What is the current company you work for?
Home Advisor

What is your job title?
Sales Consiltant - Sales Executive Leadership

Please describe what you do on a daily basis at work.
Cold Call 200+ Daily
Contact Business Owners
Create Public Profiles

What do you like about your current position?
I am able to contact business owners with a way to bring new business their ways and help them grow their owner base.

What advice do you have for current high school students taking business/technology classes at Leyden.
The material that you are learning in your business and tech classes is very useful to your future. These classes will help you exceed in college and ultimately in your career. Coming from a Leyden classroom you really are learning from the best and are exposed to what goes on in the real world.

What other information would you like to share with Leyden students? 
In high school the classes you take dont seem that big of a deal - but it really is. Of course have fun but be sure to actually show up for class and participate. The real world is a real culture shock and being prepared is important. Be sure to be in extra curricular courses as it helps when applying for Colleges. You define your future - no one else so make sure to do what it is you want to do! Dreams are merely a dream until it becomes a reality and dreams are accomplished every day. Be one of those!