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Sales Internship With Fortune 200 Company (Lincolnshire, IL)

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CDW

Sales Internship With Fortune 200 Company (Lincolnshire, IL)
Lincolnshire, IL Internship Paid

Description

Are you a driven, self-starter that’s eager to develop your strategic selling skills in a collaborative, problem solving team environment? CDW is looking for the best and the brightest students to join our Summer Sales Internship Program. This program is designed to offer hands-on experience in business-to-business technology sales. You’ll be exposed to solution based selling strategies by collaborating with sales professionals that have access to 1,100+ brands and 250,000+ products to tackle our customers’ IT challenges. You will join a community of interns from universities across the country.

HOW YOU’LL GROW:

You will be given the opportunity to sharpen your interpersonal skills and expand your knowledge of this ground-breaking industry of technology by learning beyond the classroom. The internship experience begins with one-week classroom training and leads into ongoing support and feedback from your dedicated Sales Manager throughout the 10-week internship. This dynamic experience allows you to be fully immersed in CDW’s culture with an opportunity for a full-time sales career after successful completion of the program.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

You'll participate in a variety of meaningful projects that will allow you to experience each step in our high-performance sales environment. You will make a significant impact to our sales team by providing a fresh perspective. Beyond collaborating and managing strategic projects, the program delivers enrichment activities and social opportunities to grow your professional network and development. Past professional development events included: Executive panel breakfast, vendor partner tours, volunteer day and structured workshops.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for researching new and inactive accounts.
  • Improve relationships with new and existing key contacts.
  • Uncover additional potential opportunities through follow up with customers.
  • Assist customers in establishing online accounts.
  • Work with experienced Account Managers on targeted selling campaigns.
  • Research segment specific data for Sales Managers’ territory optimization.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to understand the CDW business model better.
  • Collaborate with vendor partners to understand business model and their partnership with CDW.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled Juniors or first semester Seniors who are passionate about sales and marketing.
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Availability to work a 40-hour week within standard business hours throughout the summer.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a constructive manner with all coworkers.
  • Ambitious attitude with a motivation to excel in the role.

About Us

CDW’s fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces and workspaces of more than 250,000 companies, from fresh-faced startups to international conglomerates. We’ve powered record-breaking data traffic at a Super Bowl stadium and equipped mom-and-pop stores with POS systems for Small Business Saturday. We’ve helped hospitals keep medical records secure from data breeches and we’ve migrated a university business school to the cloud. With the breadth of products and services we offer, combined with the expertise of our specialists, there is no request too big or too small.

Our coworkers across the globe are working together to bring technology to life for our customers by solving complicated IT business challenges, providing outstanding service, and orchestrating the technology landscape to optimize our customers’ performance.

Fun Fact

In 1982, 28-year-old, out-of-work college graduate, Michael Krasny needed cash and decided to sell his IBM personal computer. He placed a $3 ad in the Chicago Tribune and was shocked when offers came in. Krasny sold the computer for a $200 profit, and a company was born.

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