We here at CodeGuard are generally excitable and passionate people, but the office has been buzzing with eagerness and anticipation lately as we begin preparations for our first annual Marketing Management Internship Program, an 8 week professional work experience and training program. Below, you will find out who we are, what the program entails, and how to apply.
Who/what is CodeGuard, and where do you fit in?
CodeGuard is an Atlanta-based startup, paving the way to website and database backup excellence. We may be young, but due to a fantastic combination of hard work and timing, we continue to experience explosive growth. We are very involved with the Atlanta and Georgia Tech communities; our CEO and lead developer are Georgia Tech grads, all of our current interns attend Georgia Tech, and we are very active in the local technology scene. This emphasis on our community has inspired our program- Georgia Tech is saturated with talent that is looking for differentiating and truly valuable experiences. You’re that talent, and CodeGuard is that experience.
If you’re not a business student, don’t worry! The program isn’t tailored specifically to business students so much as to motivated, bright, and hardworking students that are interested in startups or technology services; we won’t assume you have any prerequisite knowledge beforehand. As David, CodeGuard’s CEO and a mechanical engineer grad, will tell you: engineering professionals need marketing knowledge as much as anybody else. In today’s ever-changing career landscape, you need to be well-rounded, and you need to understand the many facets of businesses. Don’t be shy- give yourself the edge necessary to stand out from your peers!
Before we go any further, let me introduce you to the current Marketing Interns:
“My favorite thing about working at CodeGuard is the exposure to so many different parts of running a business. As someone who wants to own a startup someday, the mentor-mentee relationship with the employees here has been invaluable. Every day I accomplish something that I had no idea how to even start on a few days prior. It has changed the way I approach my own capabilities and challenges.The program is a really unique opportunity for students who want that extra edge in the job market. Plus, I’ve never seen a program schedule this flexible, which opens alot of doors for students to work other jobs or take classes.”
“Seeing how so many pieces of a young business come together in order to find success has been really exciting for me. CodeGuard has given me so much insight into business practices outside of marketing that I know will help me succeed in any area.
The program is really cool because it’s a perfect combination of classroom style training and professional execution. Plus, you can work with your friends! If this opportunity was in front of me, I would take it in a heartbeat.”
“My favorite thing about working at CodeGuard is how much I get to be involved with. Working at CodeGuard has challeged me to learn various cutting edge marketing functions while getting a grasp on the IT side of our product, and even getting my hands dirty with some maintenance projects around the building.
The program is a great idea because it will challenge you past your comfort zone and push you to learn each week. This isn’t an internship where menial tasks are the norm- you really get to be a part of the company working here.”
“Working with such incredible, brilliant people would have to be my favorite part of working at CodeGuard. The people make the whole working and learning environment to be so enjoyable and they really make me feel like I’m apart of the team.It’s such an incredible opportunity to get real world experience, without being completely thrust into the real world without a parachute. This program allows to you learn and grow and really discover what it’s like to work in a fast-paced, expanding company.”
Now, onto the good stuff!
Overview of the Internship Program
The Marketing Management Program is a flexible, 10-week (but you get July 4th off!) course credit internship and training program geared toward any year student, in any major, with any career goal. It is designed to give participants real world experience in many areas of marketing, and to help differentiate them in the job market. A brief overview goes something like this: you will be organized in teams, either self-selected or randomly assigned. Each week there will be a required workshop led by CEO David Moeller which will focus on one topic (social media, marketing automation systems, direct sales, etc.). You will then be given an assignment relating to that topic to complete by the next workshop with the goal of producing something that CodeGuard can use in it’s marketing plans. Highest performers and achievers will be recognized and encouraged to ask for more time in-office and extra projects. This is very much so a “what you get out is what you put into it” type of working opportunity; the possibilities within CodeGuard are virtually endless. For more specific details, check out our internship program whitepaper HERE.
Here’s why you should do it:
Ultimately, the Marketing Management Program is the product of classroom education and knowledge acquisition meeting real world execution and business application. It is the perfect combination of an internship and training program. This type of experience is exactly what future employers are looking for in their potential employees. To be more specific…
- You are participating in an Internship and graduating with a certificate of completion of our training program. Two birds, one stone.
- Flexibility. You can work a separate paying job if you need the money, take a summer semester of classes, or select the program for course credit as a MGT free elective (if you’re a business student) and spend the rest of your time relaxing in Atlanta, all while mastering your Internship and graduating from the program. Win, win, win.
- No intern busy work – learn real strategy, execute to real potential clients, and gather real tangible deliverables for your resume.
- Push aside curriculums that teach you what you “must learn” but never actually need or use; instead, immerse yourself in a program that teaches you what you will need to succeed in the business world.
- Sign up alongside your friends and work with them all summer!
- Any major can benefit from this experience – it is one of those experiences that looks great on paper and speaks even better during interviews.
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