The AroundCampus Group – Boulder, CO
The AroundCampus Group is the leading collegiate media and marketing company in the U.S. As an AroundCampus summer sales intern you will help connect… The AroundCampus Group
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I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (less than an year)Pros
-You learn a lot about sales and if you want to do it.
-You get to work with peers who do the same job all over the country.
-Management is always willing to help.
-The envirnment is fun, you go to a week long training in North Carolina and it's all paid for...great food.
-If you do good, and show that you tried, you will 100% get recruited from large companies all over the U.S. after you graduate.
-If you work hard and can keep going after hearing no 100 times you will be succesfull. The only reason interns didn't do good was because they would give up and only make about 5-10 sales calls in the end because the job is draining.
-Management is young and fun. All of the regional supervisors (they overlook all the interns) have done the internship before so they can all relate to some point.
-After my internship I got recruited by 3 major companies and they all offer a very high salary and promising movement within the company.Cons
-You work a lot, and dont get payed that much. $200/week.
-You drive around a lot and don't get compensated for mileage.
-Most business owners do not see the value in the product. (in my market) I made around 30+ cold calls a day and I would say that 90% of them resulted in rejection.
-They set weekly/summer goals that seem impossible at some schools.
-I kepy in contact with a lot of interns and they didn't like the intership, some really did though. The ones who worked hard made a lot of money because once you hit a certain dollar amount you do receive commission.
-You get a list of renewal sales, businesses that payed for advertising the year before, and they are hit or miss. I didn't renew one coupon the whole summer becuase the business owners never saw one come through the door.Advice to ManagementAdvice
-You might need to tweek your product in some markets. Most of this businesses had already done the advertising and said it didn't work.
-I asked probably 20 of my friends if they ever used or heard of the directory/planner and no one knew what I was talking about.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO