AroundCampus 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. Set yourself apart

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    -Real world skills
    - Communication skills
    - B2B Sales
    - Networking skills

    Cons

    I understand why people say this is "a lot of work" -- but the recruiters that hired me never hid that fact. It is a lot of work, but at the end of the day, I learned more during the internship than I did working at a restaurant for 3 years.

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  2. Extremely beneficial for my future.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Week long training, consistent management and coaching, young culture, paid. All recruiters talk about when I attend Career Fairs etc is my experience with The AroundCampus Group. 18 or so companies in their Career Partner Network.

    Cons

    It's hard work, don't expect to put in 50% and excel at this internship. You will be faced with challenges but the students that work hard and overcome those challenges (because it is possible) will benefit greatly from this program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the consistent coaching. I still keep in touch with my manager who has become more of a mentor for me!

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    Positive Outlook
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  3. Awesome Internship experience!

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    You will be as successful as you want to be.

    Cons

    Very tiring and mentally exhausting at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Larger sales teams for larger cities!

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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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    • 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.

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    Positive Outlook
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  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Toughest Internship Out There...but Beyond Worth It

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    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
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  8. 5 people found this helpful

    Life Changing Opportunity!

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    • 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
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  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Incredible Internship Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  10. 5 people found this helpful

    Best experience you can get while in college

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    Former Intern - Sales Team Leader
    Former Intern - Sales Team Leader

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

    Pros

    The training you are put through. They fly you out to UNC Chapel Hill for a week long sales training conference. You meet people from all over the country and network a ton. Their connections to outside companies as well is perfect for after graduation

    Cons

    The content you sell is rarely used, so as far as morality goes, it is hard to tell someone to spend $1000 with you.

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

    Great Internship Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Inside Sales in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Intern - Inside Sales in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great learning opportunity, and a great atmosphere makes this a top place for someone who is interested in getting into sales and needs some experience.

    Cons

    Some of the tasks can be a little mundane sometimes. However, you are essentially helping out the bigger executives to make money so whatever you do is really important to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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