Intern Spotlight: Summer at ViralGains

ViralGains Summer Intern Spotlight

When we picture a summer vacation, we often imagine days sitting by the beach with our toes in the sand. Here at ViralGains, our Summer interns have immersed themselves in a sea of experience tackling hands-on projects, building critical real world skills, and working closely with our professionals! In honor of National Intern Day presented by WayUp, we’re celebrating our incredible interns as they share with us some of their experiences and insights working at ViralGains thus far.

Meet Chloe Scopa

Role at ViralGains: Marketing Intern

College/University: Syracuse University

Major: B.S. Communication & Rhetorical Studies

Minor: Psychology and Information Management & Technology

Expected Graduation Date: May 2022

Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts

What is something you learned at your internship that you did not learn in the classroom?

One of the biggest things I learned from being an Intern at ViralGains is how important it is to have an adaptable and resilient attitude when faced with change. It’s so crucial to be open to change whether it’s in your schedule or work plan even when it may feel uncomfortable at first! With the advertising industry being an ever changing environment, I was able to strengthen my adaptability and flexibility skills in ways that the classroom had not exposed me to.

How have you made your mark in your internship this summer?

As a marketing intern, I work closely with my mentor Kelsey Fritz to assist her on any marketing related projects and tasks! My main project this Summer has been re-launching ViralGains’ social media channels in an effort to introduce a more authentic online version of ourselves. I create weekly content centered around company culture, holidays, our employees, and a variety of industry related topics. I’ve also worked on formatting blog posts & newsletters, creating mock video advertisements, and conducting any research that needs to be done!

What is your dream job?

I hope to one day be immersed in the creative marketing and advertising world working with companies to authentically deliver messages to their intended audiences!

What is one piece of advice you would give to future ViralGains interns?

Be. A. Sponge. Approach every task, every conversation, and every interaction with open arms and an open mind. Take every opportunity to learn something new, and don’t be afraid to ask questions! Embrace your curiosity and be eager to learn from superiors in every department. They’re insight and advice are incredibly valuable!

Meet Briana Mulderrig

Role at ViralGains: Sales Representative Intern

College/University: Texas State University

Major: B.S. Digital Media Innovation

Minor: Spanish

Expected Graduation Date: May 2022

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

What is something you learned at your internship that you did not learn in the classroom?

ViralGains has been my first real-life experience into the corporate world. I have learned what it means to be a part of a team, and have learned many life and work skills by working closely with the field sales team to develop and implement appropriate prospect communication plans. Not only this, but I have also learned how to use platforms in-depth like Groove, SalesForce, and SellerCrowd. Unlike school where my work and my results were theoretical, ViralGains gave me real-world instant feedback. My main takeaway is not to be intimidated and to be confident in my approach to any solution. I have loved being able to see how my work has been helping the team and being able to grow my relationship with my mentor, Erica.

How have you made your mark in your internship this summer?

As a sales development representative Intern I have worked very closely with my mentor, Erica to develop new business leads and enhance existing relationships throughout the team.

What is your dream job?

My dream is to be a part of a business development team that is able to provide creative solutions to clients as a Sales Representative with a goal to eventually lead a team in the next 5 years.

What is one piece of advice you would give to future ViralGains interns?

When I first started at ViralGains I did not know what to expect. My one piece of advice would be to submerge yourself in all that ViralGains has to offer and learn as much as you can with the tools that they present to you. Introduce yourself to as many people as you can, everyone is very welcoming and you have the opportunity to learn and speak with everyone. 

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