Student Spotlight- Nicole Dahl, Yelp, Inc.

Eller PDC Student Stories

Nicole is a marketing senior who interned for Yelp! this summer in New York City.

Nicole at Yelp

After speaking with Ryann Murray, a recruiter for the Yelp office in Phoenix, at my marketing on boarding event, I was determined to land an internship at Yelp. I stayed in contact with Ryann through email, internship mixers, and recruiting tables. After applying through the Yelp Careers website, I was offered a phone interview for the San Francisco office. I communicated my desire to interview for the NYC office to Ryann and Yelp’s national internship coordinator, Megan Cadow and my request was granted. Lots of emails, studying the company and industry, phone interviews, Skype interviews, and waiting later, I was offered the internship! 

What are some things you have learned?

Yelp has an amazing company culture. I learned the sales cycle by vetting leads, making cold calls to identify candidates, pitching Yelp ads to business owners alongside top Account Executives, and made my mark as an intern by welcoming three new clients to Yelp. Not only did I learn the sales process and about SMB, but I learned to navigate the subway system and adapt to the fast-paced lifestyle of the city.

How has Eller prepared you for your internship? 

The Eller experience prepared me to work tirelessly and professionally at Yelp. Take advantage of the many opportunities to make connections with recruiters that Eller provides. I have also found that my professors are invaluable resources for connections, resume advice, and industry knowledge and experience.

What advice do you have for other inters?

My advice to other interns is to embrace your uniqueness. It is important to be professional and earn solid grades, but at the end of the day, your personality, passion, and work ethic trump all. It’s been a dream of mine to live and work in NYC since middle school; be tenacious and you’ll get where you want to be.