My Summer Internship Experience at SundaySky
When I first learned I was headed to New York City for this internship, two emotions immediately came to me. First, excitement about the possibilities I could have in the city that never sleeps. Second, was a sense of nervousness over my first time being thrown into the real world of business. Now as I leave 11 weeks later, two emotions again pop into my head: sadness that my time in this glorious city officially comes to a close, and graciousness, for being able to have worked at a company with such amazing people such as SundaySky.
The knowledge I have learned here at SundaySky is second to none. From implementing an effective approach to lead generation and management using Salesforce, to discovering, sourcing and validating key contacts within target companies to ensure a quality marketing database. I found this to be very important to the company because simply, if you don’t have the right contacts, you won’t allow yourself the chance to create new clients. This aspect proved how important an updated and clean database can mean to the success of a company.
When describing SundaySky to all my friends back at school not only will I mention the people that I was so fortunate to work with, I will brag about the incredible innovation that this company provides. SmartVideo to me includes four important aspects: a highly personalized video, while being delivered in real-time, including being very scalable and lastly, can be measured and optimized. At SundaySky, they instill these four traits in every video they generate for a customer. The other aspect that I would have to describe is the ability for everyone in the office to do their job extremely well, while being extremely friendly and supportive to not only me, but to each other. For example, once a week Amit, Efrat and Rob would have a meeting to go over events that occurred over the week, where they stand with certain customers, and solve any oustanding problems between their team and/or the Isreal office. Not only were they all gracious enough to let me sit in on these meetings to see how they conduct business, but they were never aggravated to explain to me (a marketing intern) what exactly they were talking about within account management. While the start-up atmosphere moves fast with a sense of “hair on fire” urgency, they were willing to teach me at the same time.
Everyone at SundaySky was great! Each office needs someone as nice as Stacie, who was willing to help with any problem I had and always suggested awesome spots to visit while I was in NYC, and Yael, who coined my nickname as “intern” around the office. Rachel was also willing to help me learn more of SundaySky’s day to day, inbound marketing initiatives. Jim, who I’ve said I aspire to be like someday, was inspiring. His confidence he presents while speaking to a customer is a trait I hope to continue to develop in my future. And the incredible woman that made this all possible: Miss Kelly Ford. The knowledge I’ve taken from her has been fantastic; I truly look up her as a role model. Her marketing insight is second to none and her kindness towards me every day was extremely appreciated – letting me sit in on meetings and explain why each assignment she gave was important truly made a difference to me. So I graciously say thank you for not only a job well done here at SundaySky, but a job well done shaping me going forward and helping me conquer my future goals.
To everyone here at SundaySky: thank you! I will miss you all very much and will be seeing you guys soon enough. To Amit, Efrat and Rob: make sure you guys continue to put that statue at Moda to good use.
Editor's note: Here's a little token of thanks from the SundaySky team: