As part of the first official class of Summer Interns at Epsilon, I was eager to learn more about the inner workings of this behind the scenes, database marketing giant. I had a vague understanding of the business as a whole and knew this was my chance to begin gaining a copious amount of marketing and big data knowledge. What drives this company’s business? Where do they stand in the database marketing industry? What is the culture like? What does the job entail? These were all questions I was excited and determined to get answered.
I walked into Epsilon on my first day, was immediately greeted by the doorman Gene and quickly prepared myself for a summer long interview (my personal aphorism for a summer internship prior to senior year of college). For the next 12 weeks, I was thrown into a fast paced, team and results driven, competitive business, where I was tasked to complete a variety of different projects from many different business areas. I worked on areas from project delivery to campaigns to infrastructure and more.
This internship program was a blessing in disguise for a variety of different reasons. I was not only able to experiment and uncover a side of marketing I did not know much about, as a member of the intern program, I was able to interact with, gain knowledge from, and be encouraged and motivated by many different Executive Level Employees. This program also gives you the opportunity to see what Epsilon is all about, what the people are like, and what a full-time role will involve, thus, allowing you to validate whether Epsilon is an environment you would enjoy working in. For me, it was a perfect fit and I was fortunate enough to remain in my intern position throughout my senior year.
A major advantage gained through the internship program goes back to my personal internship aphorism. For 12 weeks, I was an interviewee proving myself to Epsilon, my manager, my team, and my client. The internship allows Epsilon to get to know who you are, how you work, and what your future goals are prior to being considered for a long standing career. It is up to you what you choose to do with that invaluable gift. This is your chance to show us what you are made of. It is your chance to gain priceless differentiation among your fellow classmates potentially seeking a career at Epsilon. This is your moment to shine. Are you ready?