Alumni Spotlight: Carly Portnoy, SinglePlatform

Eller PDC Alumni Stories

carly portnoy

Carly Portnoy graduated in May 2014 with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Communications. She is in New York City working for Constant Contact in their SinglePlatform division as an Inside Sales Consultant.

What do you do on a typical day of work?

A typical day at work consists of calling SMBs (small to medium size businesses) and learning about their business to see if they’d be a good fit for our service. The day usually consists of scheduling and holding meetings with these businesses that are located all over the US.

How did you come across this opportunity?

I came across this opportunity through Wildcat JobLink!

What is the most rewarding aspect about your job?

The most rewarding aspect about my job is all the great incentives and the atmosphere of the work place. Being in sales you usually get rewarded for your hard work, but my company takes it one step further. For every sale you make you have the opportunity to win gift cards, get company swag, and praise all over the office. Every month we do awesome activities all paid for by the company, this past month we went on a yacht cruise around Manhattan!

Any advice for student looking to enter this industry?

Sales is tough and not cut out for everyone…but if you’re going to pursue a career in sales, make sure it’s with a company where you enjoy the people that you work with and their environment.