Kaylen Johnson is a MIS major set to graduate in May 2020. This summer she interned for Intuit as a Sales Consultant Intern in Tucson, Arizona.
How did you get this internship?
I discovered the internship with Intuit online through Handshake. I had been applying for similar roles in sales and consulting and decided to go ahead and apply for the internship with Intuit. I had heard amazing things about the company culture so I was intrigued. I ended up getting an email not even a week later saying that they looked over my resume and were thrilled to invite me to participate in their interviews. I was sent a long list of things I would need to complete for my interview which was intimidating, but Eller had set me up to be successful.
What was your favorite part of the experience?
My favorite part of my experience at Intuit was the people. The work was also enjoyable, but nothing compares to the people that work there. Before starting at Intuit I had heard great things about the company culture, but it wasn’t until I actually began my summer that I realized how amazing Intuit really was. The environment is collaborative and supportive which fostered an amazing work environment. Through out the summer, I learned that Intuit genuinely cares about their employees and it is one big family that I was happy to be a part of during the summer.
If you worked on a big project, please describe it below:
During the summer my specific intern team was tasked with determining a method in selling Intuit’s newer product T-Sheets. No other office in the country had tried what my team was doing, so it was cool to have the senior executives and full time employees asking our opinions and learning from us. It was tough having to try things over and over, failing, and then finally discovering something that works, but being able to turn that around and teach the full time employees was an experience that I grew a lot from.
What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar internship?
Advice for other student who are interested in a similar type of internship would be to not be afraid to fail. I don’t know how many times we were told that we were expected to fail, but it was all about how we learned from that and turned it around to become a success. I would also say to get out of your comfort zone and be confident in your skills because you can’t get better and grow without trying something new and different.
Anything else you would like to share about your internship experience?
One of the really cool perks of Intuit’s Internship is that all of the interns across the country get to attend the Intern Summit in Mountain View, California. Traveling with all of the other interns, seeing their headquarters in Silicon Valley, and exploring was an experience I will never forget. It is also cool to be able to see the different divisions within the company and learn more about the roles other interns had.