#TeamWP: Intern Edition – Meet Treon!

Treon is an incoming junior at Washington State University, working toward a Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems (MIS) and a minor in Economics. His past work includes building the School of Biological Sciences website at WSU and working with Cascadia Consulting Group last summer.

Here is Treon’s story about interning with the Pro Marketing Team:

 

In June, I joined the Whitepages Pro Marketing Team as a Pro Operations intern. My tasks range from taking photos, building icons, and researching prospective contacts for sales outreach. My favorite project has been taking photos for the Whitepages website, including everyday meetings, happy hours, and the office space (see below!). Through this experience, I was able to meet more Whitepagers, including people from other departments and business units.

While working at Whitepages, I’ve gained skills and values that I can use for future jobs. I’ve become more proactive, communicative, and efficient. I also learned to OWN my projects—simply holding myself and others accountable to deliver the highest quality work. Also, my studies in MIS have helped during this internship because I had experience in creating Excel documents and forms.

The most memorable moment of the summer was attempting to solve the puzzle room mystery at a team building event with the Marketing Team. This was my first experience with a puzzle/escape room, and we almost solved it! I had a great time working together to figure out the pieces, and in the process, got to know my team well. My favorite intern event was the scavenger hunt throughout downtown.

I chose Whitepages for my internship because of the people, and because I love analyzing and configuring data to find a solution, which happens to be what Whitepages specializes in. Overall, it has been a valuable experience that has better prepared me for my future career.


Treon joined us, along with fellow intern Mimy, through the Rainier Scholars Program, who we have partnered with for several years to find some of our stellar interns! Check out our previous blog post for more information about this as well as our Summer Intern program.

Treon shared some photos he took around the Seattle office. No doubt this intern has many talents!

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#TeamWP: Intern Edition – Meet Sierra!

Sierra Brandenburg, our part-time Pro Marketing Intern brought her marketing and program management experience from Underdog Sports Leagues and the Russell Wilson Passing Academy to Whitepages. Fun fact about Sierra is that she started intramural Spikeball at her university.

Here is what Sierra had to share about her two-month internship at Whitepages. 


This fall I will be a junior at the University of Washington studying economics. My previous job experience has always involved sportscoaching soccer (8 years), working at a golf course, and most recently working at the Russell Wilson Passing Academy/Why Not You Foundation. My comfort zone was sports, so Whitepages was definitely something new for me.

I joined the Whitepages Pro Marketing Team as an intern in April. My time was spent doing marketing research on website design, improving SEO and evaluating trends. I also helped retrieve addresses from prospective customers for a direct mail project to ensure that the cards reached the appropriate people. I organized various spreadsheets including a list consisting of the top online retail stores. My latest project was working on updating product information on the website through WordPress. This was my favorite project because I got to work on the backend of the website and see the code and how to make changes.

Throughout this internship, I learned that working with a team is always better than tackling something individually. Knowing you can lean on others for questions and help always opens the door for new knowledge. I learned that my experience in sports—teamwork, adaptability, and diligence—has relevance in a professional career. I could not have asked for a better first corporate experience, and I will always value my time here at Whitepages and the amazing people I met.

The Pro Marketing Team and their Interns tackle the Escape Room!

 

Are you interested in joining Whitepages and becoming a member of our world-class team? View our job openings here!