On-campus internships open at Abstrakt Marketing

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Maryville’s freshman class of 2017 has the largest numbers in Maryville history. With this growth comes new opportunities, recent construction and considerably less parking on campus.

Several years ago, Abstrakt Marketing, a Fortune 500 business development company based out of St. Louis, began a paid internship program on Maryville’s campus. With the company’s recent successful work year and Maryville’s large incoming class, Abstrakt decided to add more workspaces in Reid Hall to accommodate the growth.

Four new workstations have been recently added on campus, allowing Abstrakt to grow their relationship with Maryville University. There are 32 Maryville interns working for Abstrakt currently, and they’re looking to take on three more employees by mid-semester.

Interns at Abstrakt gain valuable sales experience while working with the largest and most widely-used customer relationship management system in the United States. They meet influential contacts in the industry at company-wide meetings, and interns can add their annual recurring revenue generated for the company on their resumes.

While these indispensable relationships and resume-enhancers are reason enough for Maryville students to consider applying, the fun-loving and competitive atmosphere that Abstrakt maintains on campus adds an extra incentive for potential applicants.

“Knowing you are working for somewhere that shows enough appreciation for you and the work you are doing means a lot,” says Daulton Westcott, a fourth-year marketing major at Maryville who recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with the company. “Aside from everything, the relationships I’ve made with my bosses and co-workers make working there so much more attractive. They really take the time to understand your strengths and weakness make you a better employee.”

The Abstrakt wall, located outside the office in Reid. Photo Courtesy of Molly Godat

This month, the Maryville Mad Dogs are competing against each other in Abstrakt Fantasy Football, an internship-wide game scored on one’s performance at work which is then added to his or her respective team’s standing. Through this productive game, interns have the chance to win cash prizes and team outings simply by doing their jobs well.

Incentives such as these are what keep the energy constantly flowing for employees, no matter the role they play for the company.

“In the brief two months I’ve been on campus, I can already tell that it will be one of the most rewarding chapters in my Abstrakt career,” comments Amie Milner, the current director campus sales who began working full-time at Maryville in August. “The opportunity we have to make an impact on students and teach them sales and communication skills no matter what they are majoring in is truly rewarding!”

Want to learn more about internship opportunities at Abstrakt? Check out their website at www.abstraktmg.com or email me at mgodat1@live.maryville.edu for more information.

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