Interns are a part of the fabric of Roundpeg. I am a teacher at heart, and I love sharing what I know about marketing with people who are interested in learning. Every semester we have one, two or three individuals who are testing their careers with us.

Traditional and non-traditional candidates, our interns come in all shapes and sizes.  BabyD was a high school sophomore with a talent for video and web design. Mid-career interns Jenn and Kristen were mature women, with more than a few years of experience in different fields.  They came to Roundpeg to learn things which would allow them to take their careers in a new direction.

We even had an international student, Liang Chen, who was here as part of a delegation of students from Taiwan participating in Butler University’s International Trade Institute’s International Business Administration Program.

The faces change, but you can always count on a little bit of learning going on at Roundpeg. And the learning is not one way.  The good interns, the ones we will always remember, gave us as much as we gave them.    Meet some of our interns:

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Grant Harris (Jan. 2008) joined us during his last year at Ball State.

Together, he and I learned about Alexa rankings and the positive impact blogging and commenting on other blogs can have on our website’s traffic

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Emily (Felts) Reynolds (May 2008) spent the summer working on email marketing, and  event promotion.   But her greatest gift to Roundpeg was the introduction to our former Art Director, Taylor Brough.
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Liang Chen (2008), Jay Mattingly (2009) and Scott Pfeiffer (2011) were each  a part of the redesign of the Roundpeg website. With little or no wordpress training when they started, they each left a lasting mark on our brand when they left.
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Jenn Riley Simone (Nov. 2010) came to Roundpeg hoping to learn about social media.  She learned enough to open her own marketing firm, offering social media as one of of many services for her clients.

She brought a wonderful sense of fun to Roundpeg and along the way she taught Allison how to be a mentor and a manager. But her greatest gift was the interview she landed for the two of us on NPR’s Marketplace Radio program.  

Not every intern gets offered a job at Roundpeg. Sometimes we are ready to say goodbye at the end of their internship, and sometimes the timing is wrong. We haven’t been able to offer jobs to all the talented, creative people who have been a part of Roundpeg over the years.

But sometimes we learn enough to know the intern is a keeper like Annalise Corman (2008), Jay Mattingly (2009), Sharayah Saunders (2010), Allison Carter (2010) and Peter Wolfgram (2011).

It is not always easy, starting over, carving out time for training, and answering the same questions over and over again, but a good intern is always worth the effort.