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 sports—coaching 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.
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