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"A Crash Course in Outside Sales"

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Former Intern - Sales Representative
Former Intern - Sales Representative
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

• Experience: If you want/need sales experience you can’t get a much better test-run than you will during your summer with UD. This is an outside sales internship, you are expected to drive around your set territory for 8 hours a day and walk into every business that crosses your path. Any emailing and/or calls must be done on your own time; you will get a stern “talking to” if you’re caught emailing businesses during the day rather than walking in their doors, even if the former is more effective.
• Training: It’s tedious and lasts all day every day, but you should leave with a good grasp of the sales process and some new friends. The week of training, two if you’re a Sales Team Leader, is held at UNC in Chapel Hill; a nice university to say the least. A lot of the important monetary information is shoved into the last day of training; meaning that upon writing up your first couple contracts you may be drawing a blank.

Cons

• Bad reputation: A smile and good pitch are only going to get you so far. Besides UD selling an obsolete product it seems that many of their more successful interns haven’t let a thing like honesty get in their way when making sales, and have sullied their successors’ credibility. On top of this UD’s creative dept is deplorable, if a business doesn’t get artwork into corporate their ad will look horrendous, which equals an unhappy customer.
• Luck of the draw: Outside of hard work and dedication, your success or failure is entirely dependent upon your school, territory, and number of renewals; which are doled out “randomly.” Initial speed and success are key to getting preferential treatment with renewals, those who lag and/or struggle out of the gate will find profitable renewals few and far between.
• Pay: You’ll be receiving a couple hundred dollars draw, against your assumed earnings, per week; which equates to $5/hour. If you work for 10 weeks you won’t make any commissions unless you’ve COLLECTED roughly $15k in sales.

Advice to Management

Make recruitment more competitive and be honest with applicants, the internship will end up costing a lot of students more than they get out of it.

Other Employee Reviews for AroundCampus

  1. "Could have been a much better experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Direct management was great. Great training experience, and it is at least a somewhat paid internship.

    Cons

    UD had no agreement with our school. They didn't tell us that they messed up in our territory last year.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear with your interns from the start. Have an agreement with the school before you even hire interns. Also, let them know on what happened in previous year's so that they don't find out from potential customers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "If you put in the work, you will love it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (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

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