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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
203 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 12 reviews)

  • The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours (in 20 reviews)

  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 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

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    Current Employee - Sales Intern  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time for less than a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you put in the work, you will love it

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a 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
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a 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
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  5. 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.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rough summer, but paid off!

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outside Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -you get to set your own hours
    -no micro managing from higher up
    -great training program
    -area sales managers were really helpful

    Cons

    -stipend was pretty low
    -there was really no bad things to say about them, just wasn't my thing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Conway, AR

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great training program in North Carolina.
    Sales skills that translate into any position.
    Teaches great communication skills.

    Cons

    Very hot working in the summer time.
    Lots of miles put on your vehicle.
    Product being sold needs improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't overemphasize call quantity over call quality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Regional Manager

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are great people, good learning experience and fun traveling.

    Cons

    The pay is small and there is very few promotion opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A sometimes frustrating yet completely transformational experience.

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You will learn to uncover the needs of others and solve problems which can benefit both your professional and social life.
    You will develop super-powers such as the ability to start a conversation with anyone, anywhere and an invulnerability to rejection.
    If you go into the internship with an open-mind and the goal of learning these skills, it can be a life-changing experience.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. With the amount of work and dedication required to succeed in this internship, you will be making pennies relative to even menial jobs.
    There is little support from managers once you exit their training program and get into your own market. (They will help you over the phone and meet in-person 1-2 times over your 3 months working which I found inadequate.)
    Rejection can be painful if you are not strong-willed and able to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more on-site support to sales teams. This will not only help reps learn by example, it will increase accountability for sales figures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Earning Potential for College Students

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at AroundCampus as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    -Flexible Hours
    -Usually big-name companies
    -Solid pay for student
    -Friendly, hangs-on management

    Cons

    -Sometimes unreasonable expectations for success
    -Goals of campaign not always in line with student culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -More reasonable tracking goals; current ones are too easy to fudge
    -More thorough screening of potential candidates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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