AroundCampus Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Don't

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Good training, and culture program. They really get you pumped.

    Cons

    Everything else. When you actually get out into the field you feel like you don't have the proper training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move past paper, get deeper into the digital realm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Intern

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    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Urbana, IL
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Urbana, IL

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    No experience requirement. Good for sohomores.

    Cons

    Can't lead to a full time hiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Around Campus Sales Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Around Campus does a good job at teaching basic selling techniques and provides lots of helpful material. It is a good start for someone who is interested in sales and wants experience in the area. Your regional managers are very willing to give you help whenever you need it and available throughout the day.

    Cons

    It is a difficult job because it is cold calling businesses and many have strayed away from print advertising. especially in college towns. It can get easy to become lazy since your bosses are not with you that often. This job should really only be taken by someone who has a strong interest in sales.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Good Internship - Tons of job opps after completetion

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Good career partners good training
    good management. great friendships.
    still keep in touch with over 40 people i met acrross the us

    Cons

    hard sales
    cold calling
    hot summer in NC
    wasn't at the beach with my friends.
    long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my manager was awesome and is still a close friend/mentor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Awesome Sales Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Cedar Falls, IA
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Cedar Falls, IA

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing about working for AroundCampus is the experience and relationships you gain throughout the summer. AroundCampus provides college students with a nationally recognized sales training program that help prepare them for a career in sales. The experience you gain throughout the summer is priceless. I went from an average college students with an average resume to a college student that is being contacted by about two recruiters every week. AroundCampus has set me up to have a very successful career in sales.

    Cons

    I believe the only people who see negative things in the AroundCampus internship are people who do not succeed in sales. Yes, sales is tough, especially door-to-door cold calling. There will be some days where you won't come close to closing a sale but it is all worth it in the end. You have to be committed, organized, passionate, and patient if you want to be a successful sales rep for AroundCampus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Toughest Internship Out There...but Beyond Worth It

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Memphis, TN
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Extensive training in Chapel Hill, NC. As a marketing major, I learned more during this week than in most of my classes.
    I set my own schedule. Management comes to town weekly to provide coaching but I'm allowed the freedom to go out and schedule my own meetings and be my own boss.
    I wasn't left on my own, though, after training because I could call my manager anytime (day or night) and he helped me out.
    Really useful getting to meet different business owners and get to know how they run their businesses.
    Daily webinar with the president of the company.
    The Career Partners reaching out with job opportunities (or if you find a job with someone else your manager will help you get a job)

    Cons

    Rejection is tough...I had to meet with businesses 5-6 times before they would say yes.
    When I heard my sales goal, it seemed impossible...but once we broke it down among my teammates and the days/weeks of the summer...it became clear just how possible it was.
    All of the career partners are sales jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Internship ONLY for sales people

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Yeah, if you are a sales person, this is the perfect internship for you. They treat their interns very well. They will pay all expenses during internship training.

    Cons

    They say this internship help all majors. It's a big lie. If you are marking or PR, run. Companies will start contacting you only for sales. They will ignore the rest of your experience in your resume.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful

    Life Changing Opportunity!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -network with local business in your campus community
    -learn the resposibilities and gain knowledge of operating a local business
    -real world experience that you cannot get anywhere else
    -learn how to become a salesperson and gain marketing skills
    -immense personal growth through this internship, regardless of success
    -strong community and support system built within team work
    -paid internship, guaranteed salary and beyond this is up to you how much you make (based on sales)
    -you can control how much time (i.e. success) you want to put into the summer

    Cons

    -challenging and demanding at times
    -emotional highs and lows of the sales process
    -requires strong organization skills, strategy, persistence, and personability
    -sales is not always a natural process for all, can be much harder for others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    Incredible Internship Opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Slippery Rock, PA
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Slippery Rock, PA

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot from training
    Great job experience
    Received a lot of help/encouragment from management
    Looks great on a resume

    Cons

    Internship, not a lot of pay
    Sometimes its a tough sell and you need to stay motivated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Summer Intern Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Sales Associate
    Current Intern - Sales Associate

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The training program is a five day extensive sales academy that prepares you as best it can for the business to business cold calls you will be preforming on a day to day basis all summer. The training and then implementing it helped me grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    The AroundCampus Product could use some work. I didn't believe in the product I was selling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to improve the product, so that the companies using it actually see results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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