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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
221 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best experience

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

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

    Pros

    Learned abouts sales more than any other company/class could teach. Found a job right out of college because of this opportunity. Employers practically beg for an interview with the alumni.

    Cons

    Hard work. Not for someone lazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing an amazing job. Loved the excitement that happened when i made a sale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Future Career Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    personal growth, management, future career opportunities

    Cons

    pay could be increased for amount of travel

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

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company gives you great training and you will receive a lot of opportunities from their corporate partners. Lots of opportunities to move up within the company.

    Cons

    Can be discouraging when you first get out into the field and begin working. Product is considered over priced for many of the businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more price fluctuation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Advertising Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Expense paid trip to training at UNC-Chapel Hill
    Met a lot of new friends from all over the country
    Great experience
    You get out of it what you put in

    Cons

    A lot of work and time
    Not easy
    Be ready for rejection
    Have to cover your own expenses

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Regional Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very hands on lots and lots of real world experiences for young people. Great internship, great company, I would do it all over in a second!

    Cons

    Feeling over never having an ending point in a task. It however is a great challenge at the same time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great resume builder

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    - Get to meet with new and interesting people everyday
    - You determine your success
    - Great training program
    - Awesome career partners, leading to many job opportunities
    - Team based approach

    Cons

    - Low compensation
    - No mileage or gas reimbursement
    - Long days
    - Not enough tools provided to effectively track prospects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The training program is tremendous, keep it up
    - If the correct tracking tools are used, sales would be doubled at a minimum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very challenging, but EXTREMELY rewarding!

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

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

    Pros

    It's not your typical internship, you get full hands-on experience and it helps you not only professionally, but helps you grow personally as well. This internship opened up so many doors for my future and I know I wouldn't have these career options otherwise.

    Cons

    The Summer days can be hot, you will hear no, but at the end it's all worth it. You truly get what you put into the job.

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

    One of the most life changing, incredible, challenging and rewarding experience I have ever done.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    -Fun, young, energetic management team
    -All of the sales managers and the President himself have done the internship, so they know exactly how to coach and mentor us
    -Hands on, real life sales experience that you can't find at any other internship
    -Great support system throughout the summer, the Regional Managers visit you in each market and do ride alongs and go on sales calls with you
    -Career Partner Network with great companies who actively seek to hire our interns, I had 5 companies reach out to me to discuss full time opportunities after I completed the internship
    -Morning webinar led by the President every single morning to fire up the teams

    Cons

    -It definitely comes with it's challenges but interns that put in the time and effort will see success throughout the program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Don't change a thing, I still keep in touch with my regional manager and he is responsible for a large amount of personal and professional growth over the summer and my last year as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Career Enhancing Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Muncie, IN

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

    Pros

    GREAT outside B2B sales experience
    Fantastic training program
    Career opportunities
    Cold and Warm calling experience
    Networking
    Management (top to bottom)

    "Being an outside sales intern with UD was the best decision I've made in building my professional career. The Sales Foundation Academy is an unmatched training program. The real world sales experience is eye-opening and allows you to get a taste of the industry. The coworkers, managers, and clients you are able to network with over these 3 months are connections that can benefit you over a career. If you work hard, get organized early and stay persistent, you have the opportunity for a memorable summer!"

    Cons

    No gas or meal reimbursement
    Pay slightly lower than you expect

    If you aren't willing to go "all in" and commit to a long, hot, and tough summer, then this may not be for you. It will require 110%, but is WELL worth it when you push through it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The directory is great for the faculty, but the students don't use it. Keep investing in the planner and AroundCampus mobile app. Work on developing new and innovative platforms to continue connecting college towns to their markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I gained so much experience and received great support every step of the way!

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

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

    Pros

    Great, happy, fun people in a team environment. I couldn't believe they sent us to a week-long training program, I knew nothing little about sales before taking this internship but have a career in it now. I made great friends here, even with my manager who gave great support along the way.

    Cons

    It was a challenging experience, and I made a decent amount but wouldn't do it for the money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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