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  1.  

    Ultimate "you get what you put in" internship.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Flexibility and independence to work on your own, positive work environment from management, sales training program is a blast and is a great place to network.

    Cons

    This is an internship for the experience. Management will be honest with you and tell you even that if you are looking to make money this is not the internship for you. Sales success is mostly indicative of market you are in and print advertisement is a tough sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no complaints regarding management. They were honest and helpful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Like any Sales Company.. they know how to fool you..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    + Good training academy
    + Very motivational management team
    + They understand their company and promote it in a very good way

    Cons

    + Regional Managers were not very helpful
    + The company's expectations were too high for certain college areas
    + Many local businesses were disappointed with previous years/lack of ROI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Internship - Tons of job opps after completetion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Clients Relations Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Customer Relations Associate in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Intern - Customer Relations Associate in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    The managers are all very young and laid back. Made the interviewing experience go very smoothly.

    Cons

    not willing to negotiate pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Brainwashing at its finest

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Boone, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Boone, NC (US)

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    You get to spend time in Chapel Hill. The training is purely a form of brainwashing by uneducated sociopaths.

    Cons

    The company finds vulnerable college students who are unsure about their future and recruits them to sell an ineffective and outdated product. Your job as an intern is to harass local business into wasting their money on forms of advertising that they should not waste their money on. If you have no soul, if you have no conscience, this is a GREAT place for you to work. DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY. Find meaning in your life. Find a passion. This is not the place for anyone to ever work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're all sociopaths with no vision. You manipulate insecure college students into selling an outdated and ineffective forms of advertising to small businesses owners who genuinely do not need it. You are bad people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Around Campus Sales Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Around Campus does a good job at teaching basic selling techniques and provides lots of helpful material. It is a good start for someone who is interested in sales and wants experience in the area. Your regional managers are very willing to give you help whenever you need it and available throughout the day.

    Cons

    It is a difficult job because it is cold calling businesses and many have strayed away from print advertising. especially in college towns. It can get easy to become lazy since your bosses are not with you that often. This job should really only be taken by someone who has a strong interest in sales.

  8.  

    Sales Summer Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales Manager
    Former Intern - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    The training in North Carolina.
    Meeting new people.
    Getting the experience of cold calling.

    Cons

    Managers not being there at all times. This made it tough because the managers wouldn't be available like they said they would.
    Managers gossiping and getting out to the sales interns. Some of the managers made a rude GroupMe page about the interns and accidentally invited an intern into the group and they told everyone about it.
    How the pay works. You have to sell over $15,000 to even make commission. This is stupid because some schools have a smaller market and smaller goals.
    Also, they tell you that they will help finding a job for after graduation and they DO NOT!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It Is a SCAM!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    $200/week & good food downtown (that's it)

    Cons

    They lie to you about everything. The commission does not work the way they explain. They told me after I sold $2,400 in advertising, I would start making commission (before the internship) THEN they told me after that I had to sell $16,000 to start making commission. We were their puppets/pawn in their game. We made their money. If we didn't make sales they wouldn't encourage us, they would just brag about their top sellers. It was really disheartening and I hated every second of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible - Do Not Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    None - honestly. Good sales practice but just find a more reputable company to intern at

    Cons

    Terrible pay, horrible product, try to get you to work overtime for free. Walking and driving around all day by yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Life Changing Opportunity!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Ann Arbor, MI (US)
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Ann Arbor, MI (US)

    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
    Approves of CEO

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