JP Canfield

Born and raised in Scituate, MA.

I am currently a senior at Bryant University, and will be graduating in May with a degree in marketing. My concentration is in sports studies focusing on communications, and I choose this are of study because of my love for sports.

Die hard Boston sports fan, and always will be. Back in the day I played football, basketball, lacrosse, golf, cross country,and just about every other sport you could think of. My claim to fame is that I won a division three lacrosse state championship my freshman year of high school. However, my glory days are behind me, and now only play intramural sports at Bryant.

However, my competitiveness from sports has carried over into all aspects of my life. At Bryant I joined a fraternity and started as the social chair my sophomore year, and now as a senior I was elected as president. Our chapter is very active on Bryant, within our local community, and hold great events for even better causes.

In addition to fraternity life, I also have worked at a number of different companies over the last few years in order to get real world experience. I've worked with Propel Marketing, MetLife, Downeast Cider, the New England Revolution, and Vector Marketing in the last year. Holding positions ranging from sales and social media strategist, to grassroots marketing rep and e-business strategist.

My courses at Bryant have ranged from history to public relations, but my favorite was my personal selling course. I learned advanced sales techniques, recruited schools to come to Bryant's sales competition, and competed in the competition. I've attended advanced sales seminars and learned new techniques succeed, and got to sell Cutco knives over winter break.

My last 4 years at Bryant have taught me time management, teamwork, communication, presentation skills, etc. but I am ready to make an impact in the business world. My competitive nature has always driven me to pursue excellence, and I don't plan on changing that. I'm not afraid of doing hard work, and know that you get out what you put in.

I'll leave you with one of my experiences working as a commercial lobsterman 2 summers ago. I would leave the dock at 5:30am each day. The captain and I would then haul 400 traps everyday. I would bait and stack the traps and then band the lobsters. By the time we finished I was beat and smelt terrible, but that summer I learned that the worst jobs are the best motivators.