By Matthew Price
Matthew is a sophomore in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences majoring in economics and psychology.
Describe your summer internship.
I helped redefine the world of work for college students and corporations alike. ProMazo connects students from top schools like MIT, Harvard, and Northwestern to work for Fortune 500s like Google, Charles Schwab, and NBC. I worked on the business development side, helping find, reach out, pitch, and close top executives to become new clients. Additionally, I optimized the outreach process through analytics and had the opportunity to work on content marketing by interviewing local legends in the Chicago area on the future of work.
Explain how you learned about the opportunity. What resources were especially helpful in your internship search?
I met one of the company’s co-founders at a personal branding workshop back in September 2017. He helped me out from a branding perspective, and we grew close over the coming months. I agreed to help start Northwestern’s student sales team in February, and the rest is history.
What did you enjoy most about the experience?
The most enjoyable part of my experience was the exposure and opportunity to chat with thought leaders and industry all-stars. Very few jobs offer the opportunity to sit down with CEOs of Fortune 500s, interview local legends, and pitch high-level executives. It’s something I’ll forever cherish and an experience that has taught me so much about the world of business.
What is the biggest takeaway from your internship?
My biggest takeaway would be that success isn’t built overnight. It’s built from hard work, day in and day out. I got to witness firsthand fellow students and founders put in crazy amounts of great work, and I’ve gotten to see the rewards and opportunities that come as a result.
What advice do you have for students pursuing internships that will help them be most successful?
Have a candid conversation with yourself about what you’re looking for in an internship. Regardless of your experience level, a lot of companies are just as interested in learning more about you as you are in learning about them. Do your due diligence, and you’ll be rewarded.