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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
221 Reviews
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Pros
  • You really learn a lot about yourself and how hard you work because this is the whole internship (in 14 reviews)

  • The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours: You are required to work 40 hours per week (in 25 reviews)

  • In the area I was in it was hard to sell because the product isn't as well known (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    This was a great place to intern.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work by yourself for most of the day. Management was very helpful. Really looks good on a resume. Team bonding was very strong. Opportunities to move to a new market when you're done with the current one. All expense paid trip to NC. You get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. You put a lot of miles on your car, and it gets really hot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe up the compensation or do something to help with gas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    UD/Around Campus

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Great preparation if interested in sales and marketing, training is extensive and people are great

    Cons

    Intense day to day grind with outside sales and cold calling. Pay is limited for hours put into summer and lack of commission gained after internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize how to gain money from clients worked with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfying and challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Auburn, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Auburn, AL

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

    Pros

    Inproves your personal communication skills

    Cons

    Not the internship for people that don't want to go into sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proofread ads created by the graphic design team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Land of Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader/Sales
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader/Sales

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of partnering companies that you can easily land a job with after being successful in the internship.

    Cons

    -no $$$ in it.
    -bad design work
    -a lot of dissatisfied customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with the business owners about Ad design!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start if you want to work in sales.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Fantastic training. Good leadership. Great experience

    Cons

    It's too hot outside...
    low pay
    lots of miles put on car

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better pay. The wear and tear your car will take is worth more than employees receive. Other than that, great internship.

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

    It was a great experience and I definitely learned a lot, but it is a lot of work to do for such little pay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot on the job

    Cons

    A lot of hard work, not enough pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay interns more, please and thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you put in the work, you will love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Hard work pays off, this is definitetley not an easy internship but it is what you make of it
    Good pay regardless of if you make a sale
    Everyone is very supportive

    Cons

    Long long hours and it is not as easy as it seems to make a sale
    Can be a very frustrating jon

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    UD Sales Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    This company is great for college students that are still doing their undergrad. They offer a summer sales internship that is great to get some sales experience before you graduate. There is also a great training week in Chapel Hill with all expenses paid

    Cons

    In the sales internship, you have to sale print ads in your universities directory. This is super challenging, considering print is a thing of the past. Depending on which territory or city you are in can affect your performance. Your best bet is to try to love the product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My management was good, but one of the guy's was too pushy.

  10.  

    Great experience for first internship, but wouldn't go it again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Sales Managers and upper level mgmt are very invested in sales interns

    Fun, passionate collegiate environment

    Fantastic networking opportunities

    Extra perks for top-performing interns

    Cons

    Aggressive Sales Culture

    Products not innovative enough to be competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steer clear of print advertising if you want favorable margins

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rough summer, but paid off!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - A paid internship (though not much) when most of what is out there is unpaid
    - very supportive management team, even if they're not always with you in person. company culture is energetic and fun
    - great training program - useful and fun...even more so if you "drink the kool aid" (or as they put it...lose your "cool card")
    - if you want to go into sales or marketing, this is one of the hardest and therefore the most impressive thing you can do
    - i had this internship the summer before my senior year of college, and when applying for post-grad jobs this was easily what I talked about most in interviews. I could draw an experience from my time with UD to answer practically any tough interview question. Companies would specifically ask me about this experience.
    - while I was miserable for a lot of the time, I learned a ton about myself, my teammates, and sales in general.
    - after, you will have concrete numbers to put on your resume with how much you sold and how much your team sold (even better if you hit goal and/or were one of the top in your region)

    Cons

    - lots and lots of rejection. you are trying to sell an outdated product (print ads), and trying to get businesses to reach out to a target demographic with limited spending power (college students). At training you are obviously told there will be many NOs and to treat those answers as "not yet" but I really didn't understand what that meant until I was out there doing it. you definitely need to have a thick skin, lots of motivation and energy.
    - success depends a lot on your territory and who your teammates/managers are.
    - you are alone the majority of the day, aside from team meetings AM and PM and meeting with business owners throughout the day. I found it to be very lonely and wanting to share the experience with my teammates, but we all had to be off doing our own things.
    - the days are long and physically/mentally tiring, and when you do the math you will likely be making far less than minimum wage
    - you likely won't see your additional commission until the fall.
    - depending on your market you may face stiff competition from other college marketing companies, and other students doing/selling pretty much the same thing as you

    overall, I would recommend this internship if sales/marketing is what you want to get into (or if you just want to try it, like i did). Even though I probably will not go into sales after this experience, the skills I built (time management, people skills, reaching a goal, teamwork, overcoming challenges, etc) are applicable in any sort of interview. You need to be extroverted, energetic, determined, and organized to do well. So, bottom line, there were many days where I hated what I was doing, but to this day I still call and thank my managers for the unmatched experience on my resume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More prep for overcoming objections in training, more on-site management support. Company culture is great and what kept me going through many of the tough days...always encouraging and high-energy. Loved the little contests and promotions throughout the summer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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