Daniela Trumbo is Marketing major with a double minor in Spanish and Global Business graduating in December 2018. This summer, she interned with Altria Group Distribution Company in Denver, Colorado as their sales territory manager. This internship provided housing stipend.
How did you land this internship? I landed this internship through my involvements such as clubs in Eller and always attending the Eller Expo as well as the Career Showcase.
What was your favorite part of the experience? My favorite part about my experience was that I was able to learn so much about myself professionally as well as personally. I worked with one of the greatest people who constantly challenged me, gave me feedback, and motivated me to be better every day. Every day was different and very interactive, this job is not working behind a desk for 8 hours, but it’s actually meeting people and create building relationships with them.
If you worked on a big project, please describe it. I worked on a project with Smoker Friendly around the idea of incorporating mobile coupons into their store. I learned so much by just working on this project because I constantly had check-ins with my managers as well as account managers. We were very successful pitching in all of our ideas and not only did we got what we asked for – but we got even more!
What advice do you have for other students seeking a similar internship? Be ambitious and get out there in front of recruiters. Learn about what each company can provide you with for YOUR development.