What Drives You?

Summer of 2010 began the start of my career at Volkswagen.  At the time, I could have never anticipated just how much this company would mean to me a year and a half later. Based on my personal experience, Volkswagen of America (and it’s products) will always have a significant presence in my life.

It was an autumn day in late October 1987. The car was a bright red 1986 Audi 4000. It was my first drive, although I wasn’t exactly behind the wheel. I was only a few days old and strapped into a car seat in the back. It’s a shame I cannot recall the experience.

Fast-forward roughly sixteen years…

Once again, another autumn day in late October 2003. The car was a black 1996 Audi A4. This time I was in the driver’s seat with a freshly laminated driver’s license proudly tucked away in my wallet. My second “first drive” was slightly less smooth as I was still mastering the manual transmission, but it was just as monumental.

Growing up, I have always been passionate about cars and fascinated by the automobile industry. As I searched for a position to begin my career, I knew that in order to be satisfied with my job, I would need to work with automobiles. My desire to pursue a career at Volkswagen goes well beyond the performance, excitement, and beauty of the products. Instead, it is the impact that the products play in people’s everyday lives.

Continuing the tradition,

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