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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated 11 September, 2014
Updated 11 September, 2014
201 Reviews
3.4
201 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 12 reviews)

  • The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours (in 20 reviews)

  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    everyday was different!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    every day is different which made it challenging

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what your doing

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales/Marketing Representative

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -If you do well, you will get flooded with job opportunities from the career partners of the company
    -Great hands on experience
    -Not an office job

    Cons

    -VERY DIFFICULT, but rewarding in the end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great resume builder

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Fairfax, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Fairfax, VA (US)

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a 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
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  5. 1 person 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 for less than a 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Nothing much I had a pretty terrible experience

    Cons

    Low pay, they aren't honest about what you're getting yourself into.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great if you want to get into sales, NOT MARKETING

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

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Real sales experience
    -No one hovering over you, you're self directed and responsible
    -Great networking opportunity
    -The training in SC was the best part, learned a lot of great things.

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours
    -Hearing "no" so many times can be exhausting
    -Little growth within company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop advertising this as a marketing and advertising internship. It's not, and that's FALSE advertising. I quit after a few weeks because I was so miserable. This a sales internship. Nothing else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Conditions, Horrible Managers

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

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Some recruiters have been impressed by my internship experience with UD

    Cons

    Barely get paid, you're hardly making any money by the time you account for all the gas you have to pay for, companies don't want or need the product so you're basically being told no constantly, bosses play favorites and are inexperienced, quick turnover, all around horrible summer, expect you to work overtime for no pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advertise the app and get people to start using it, because the app views are terrible and businesses haven't ever heard of it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great start to a sales career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Expenses paid sales training in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Great networking opportunities with career partners. All of the hard work pays off when it comes to looking for a career in sales.

    Cons

    It can sometimes be a pain to have to constantly bug the same businesses after they've said no 5 times. Paper advertising is the hardest type of sales, and it really takes a lot of motivation. My market was small and so was my territory which made it harder to sell.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This was a great place to intern.

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

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to work by yourself for most of the day. Management was very helpful. Really looks good on a resume. Team bonding was very strong. Opportunities to move to a new market when you're done with the current one. All expense paid trip to NC. You get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. You put a lot of miles on your car, and it gets really hot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe up the compensation or do something to help with gas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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