competitive analysis, continued coaching, support, POS training, product knowledge training, social experiences with co-workers, service excursions with co-workers, leading projects
working holidays (we worked weekends too, but I didn't mind that!), training material is not consistent with current product/sale (recent merge, so the company is working to get it fixed)
Advice to Potential Interns
Do it. You will have an INCREDIBLE summer. I learned more in twelve weeks that I learned in a whole semester in class. You will learn about human nature, how to react to it, and just how brutal/great/eye-opening competition can be. The skills you will learn in this internship are applicable to ANY field you want to go into.
Advice to Management
Make sure training is current with the products that you have on the floor. I studied product knowledge for products that I found out we didn't even carry anymore.
What now? I'm done with the internship and I had the time of my life. I love this company. I want to maintain a professional relationship with you. What opportunities are there after the internship?
Sample Interview Questions
What was your favorite part about the internship?
What is your background in sales?
Sell me this pen.
Tell me about a time when you disagreed with someone.