Written by Audrey Tuttle
Dunlap Marketing has a heart for helping the current generation of college students with their desire to get real-world experience – we’re proud to have hosted over 20 interns over the past six years (check out some of our previous interns here, here, and here)! Our summer internship program has created an opportunity for these ambitious individuals to work firsthand with the leadership team and staff at Dunlap Marketing. Each year we have been blown away from the talent and hard work that has been shown by our interns, and this year is no exception. With a group of six students who come from a variety of different colleges, they have been able to grow their knowledge outside of the classroom and work on various projects within our company.
They have gained experience in cold calling, lead generation, telemarketing, marketing through social media, data research, B2B operations, and much more. Additionally, the interns have learned about the ins and outs of being successful in the workforce through the weekly breakout sessions with Mike Dunlap and Kaitlin Dunlap Cuevas.
Of course, these statements can only be backed with a fun Q&A with the interns…
What work have you been doing at Dunlap Marketing?
“I have been working on research projects where we have been gathering information via telephone as well as online research. I recently started a project where we are surveying current customers to see the future of their fleet’s regarding electric vehicles!” – Scott Ashmore, Texas A&M University, Finance Major
“Over the course of my internship at Dunlap Marketing, I have been working on several B2B campaigns. Typically, this includes calling other businesses, obtaining general information, setting appointments and performing surveys.” – Molly Rhoden, University of Oklahoma, Business Management.
What skills have you developed while working at Dunlap?
“While setting appointments, closing can be a tough task, and I feel as if my ability to read the customer and communicate clearly and efficiently has grown immensely.” – Thomas Nassab, Clemson University, Financial Management
“I would say the biggest skill I have developed is confidence when talking to people. I’m not always the most outgoing person so getting more comfortable talking to other people in a professional environment has definitely improved my communication skills.”- Daniel Corteguera, Southwestern University, Majoring in Business and Minoring in Spanish
We love hearing what our interns have to say about their experience at Dunlap Marketing. Check out next week’s blog for part two of our intern Q&A. You won’t want to miss it!