Testimonials & FAQs
What are they saying?
"Accepting the AroundCampus internship was probably the best decision I could have made to prepare for a future career, not only in sales, but for the business world in general. I found that AC hires the best of the best for this internship who show that they have a strong will to succeed. The training for this job (which is tough but also fun) is spot on in terms of what to expect out of the summer. The training is structured perfectly to ensure that all reps have the tools they need to make it a successful summer of sales, but having strong individual work ethic is the key second half if you want to do well. Home office management is also some of the best I have seen and worked for; you really can't ask for anything better. If you want to make a huge step towards a great career that many large companies respect, apply for and accept this internship."
-Eric Duckworth, University of Southern Mississippi, 2014
"The AroundCampus Group provided me with an incredible experience and opportunity through their summer sales internship. One of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my life, this internship helped me set the tone for my professional career. I am overwhelmed by the interviews I already have completed/set up for after my graduation this May simply because businesses viewed what I accomplished with this company. The skills that the training program and this summer equipped me with have left me feeling incredibly confident and excited for my future in business. Thank you, the AroundCampus Group, for giving me this amazing opportunity. I cannot express my gratitude and would genuinely tell anyone considering this internship to jump on it - you won't regret it."
-Holly Laser, Saginaw Valley Sate University, 2014
"My experience with the AroundCampus Group is one that I will never forget, and never stop being proud of. Everything you learn from training in North Carolina and throughout the course of the summer will help you grow individually, professionally, and in your future endeavors. The experience is challenging, but any good thing comes with a challenge, and it is most definitely one that you will be extremely proud of once completed. If you're questioning about spending your summer with the AroundCampus Group, do not question it any further! I am so happy I was a part of the AroundCampus Group."
-Andrea McDaniels, University of Wisconsin - River Falls, 2014
Are there any requirements for the Sales & Marketing Internship?
Yes. We require individuals to meet the following basic requirements:
- Reliable vehicle
- Full-time availability Monday through Friday (8:30AM – 5:30PM) May - August (*Quarter students will have separate availability requirements, depending on their academic calendar.)
- Great work-ethic
What will I be doing throughout the internship program?
After training, you will work the duration of the internship in your college market with your sales team.
8:30AM-9:00AM: Team Meeting - The meeting will allow you and your team to get organized, discuss prospects, and set goals for the day.
9:00AM- 12:30PM: Sales Calls - You will make in-person visits to your clients, showing them how they can benefit by advertising to the college market through our platform.
12:30PM- 1:30PM: Lunch
1:30PM- 5:00PM: Sales Calls
5:00PM- 5:30PM: Team Meeting - Your day will conclude with an evening meeting to assess the day, celebrate your accomplishments, and plan for the next day.
Your day will end at approximately 5:30PM.
Training…What can I expect?
Our training program, the Sales Foundations Academy, is held on the beautiful campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. This is a nationally-recognized sales training program, in which we will bring you and 600 other interns to Chapel Hill, NC. Not only will you will get to network with individuals from all over the country, but we will teach you everything you need to know to be successful in our program.
- Sales Foundations — Discover the driving principles of the AC sales process and learn the skills needed to succeed in the AC program.
- Function of Advertising and Marketing — Understand the function and purpose of advertising methods and the role it plays in building a diversified marketing mix.
- Time & Territory Management — Gain strategies for organizing and executing on the role of a sales representative.
- Sales Presentation — Understand the fundamentals and approach toward delivering an effective value proposition while on a sales call.
- Handling Objections — Understand and execute strategies for uncovering and addressing customer concerns.
- Prospecting & Managing Renewals — Learn how to effectively generate new clients and service previous customers.
- Goals & Standards — Discover the company’s daily recommended standards for success and develop a foundation towards meeting benchmarks in achieving your goals.
- Career Expo:
Don’t forget to bring your resume. At AC, we partner with some of the top companies in the country! Our Career Partners will attend the Sales Foundations Academy for our Career Expo. Here, you will get the chance to network with recruiters and find out about opportunities they offer after the summer.
Where will I be staying during training?
You will be staying in Granville Towers student dormitories right on UNC’s campus.
When does training take place?
Training is in May. Check with your recruiter for exact dates.
What expenses will be covered in the training program?
- Round-trip flight to Raleigh/Durham, NC and back to your home or college market. If you drive to/from training, we will reimburse your gas mileage.
- Accommodations throughout the training program
- Three scheduled meals per day
- Training and marketing materials
What’s the dress code?
Training will be business professional during the day sessions. During the evening sessions, individuals can dress casual. Throughout the summer, you will dress business casual.
How long is the internship program?
The internship is a summer-long commitment ranging from 10-13 weeks, depending on the market you work in. Your recruiter will be able to confirm the duration for you.
How will I be compensated throughout the internship?
As a sales representative, you will earn a weekly payment every week you are working for the duration of the program. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to earn weekly commission based on sales made.
What is AC’s management structure?
You will be assisted by Regional, Area, and Territory Sales Managers throughout the summer. We are in the field working with our representatives each day of the summer. Your development is important to us, so you should expect ongoing coaching. Additionally, each college town is different, so team size varies by market.
Where can I work?
We operate in over 200 college markets across the country. You will apply to work in one of these markets. You will need to have housing in the market and access to a reliable vehicle.
What happens after the internship is over?
After you complete the AroundCampus Group internship, we will help update your resume with all that you've accomplished. This experience will lead to many opportunities including part-time and full-time positions. The AroundCampus Group offers individuals who have completed our program more opportunities to advance skills in Account Management and Sales Management. We also have a Career Partner Program, in which top companies partner with us to hire our interns for internship and full-time opportunities.