Ready to meet another group of eager, young data nerds?
In an earlier post, we profiled our eight engineering interns, almost all based in our Portland office. Today we’ll introduce you to the remaining business interns who are working with our sales, marketing, and business development teams in New Relic’s San Francisco Headquarters. Even though they’re all still in school, each brings his or her own unique skills, experience, and talents to the job.
Wenyuan Wu: Sales Strategy and Operations
Wenyuan (Wen for short) is an MBA student from UCLA Anderson. Wen originally reached out to Hilton Augustine III, a New Relic sales strategy associate, for a quick chat about the company’s culture, vision, business challenges, people, and team dynamics, and that conversation eventually led to an internship opportunity. This position is particularly interesting for Wen as the skills it requires perfectly align with her expertise in strategy and operation. She’s excited for the opportunity to make a direct contribution to a disruptive company like New Relic at this stage in its growth.
Prior to New Relic, Wen worked as a management consultant for Monitor Deloitte and L.E.K. Consulting, where she gained invaluable experience in strategic planning and operation optimization. She hopes to gain first-hand experience in designing a sales strategy and optimizing business processes for a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business like New Relic. In her free time, Wen likes to explore and sample Asian food in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.
Anna Zhou: Marketing
Anna is a senior at U.C. Santa Cruz, majoring in business management economics and minoring in technology information management. She first learned about New Relic through a job site, and after some Google research decided to apply for an internship. Anna has had other internships in the past, but she feels like this is the first one that has allowed her to make a real contribution. For her, New Relic is an amazing place to learn and work.
Anna became interested in marketing after taking a class and thought it might be something she wanted to explore as a career. This summer she wants to learn as much as she can about various aspects of marketing and how to use different marketing software. In the next five years, she sees herself living somewhere in the Bay Area and traveling a lot—her goal is to visit all of the Disney and Harry Potter theme parks.
Will Liu: Sales Strategy and Operations
Will is a senior at the University of Southern California, studying business administration with an emphasis in cinematic arts. He first heard about New Relic through an employee who had transferred from Salesforce. Will had previously interned at various small tech startups and venture capital firms, and he was interested in doing strategic work for a consulting firm or interning at a high-growth tech company—New Relic seemed like the perfect fit.
Will loves working in Sales Strategy and Operations because it gives him the opportunity to solve problems and work with multiple departments across the company. During his internship, he hopes to get exposure to working in a (relatively) large company as well as gain insight into the decision-making processes of a growing technology company. During his free time, Will enjoys playing basketball and trying new things (food or adventures).
Dmitry Kaleganov: Business Operations
Dmitry studied at one of the oldest and best technical universities in Russia: Bauman State Technical University in Moscow. He graduated with a master’s in mechanical engineering and is now an MBA student at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Dmitry learned about New Relic during his first year at Dartmouth while exploring future career opportunities. He focused his search on San Francisco B2B companies and found several Dartmouth grads on New Relic’s management team, which led him to think that New Relic could be a good fit for him.
Dmitry has 10 years of experience working in several top European financial services corporations with a focus on operational excellence in IT, IT Strategy, and IT Project/Product management. He wants to gain experience working in a young and agile technology company known for its great company culture and people. Dmitry loves traveling and learning about other cultures.
Bernice Lo: Marketing
Bernice Lo is a senior at Santa Clara University, majoring in marketing with a minor in communications. She heard about New Relic through a job posting on the SCU career site, and was immediately intrigued by the opportunities that the position offered. She has previously worked as a marketing intern at Fremont Bank and as a sales and business development intern at the Ice Box, the leading international ice design company in the United Kingdom.
What makes Bernice passionate about marketing is the opportunity to work with different customers on a daily basis. She loves taking the time to learn about people and their needs, and she finds it especially rewarding when she can find a solution to those issues by using her skills, insight, and creativity. This summer she hopes to learn how different teams within marketing come together to execute goals, become proficient with powerful marketing software, and further her understanding of working with customers to build the image of the company. When she is not in the office, she likes to play basketball, travel, and try new foods.
Josh Stabinsky: Marketing
Josh Stabinsky is a junior at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, studying marketing and entrepreneurial management. After combing through internship listings online, he finally stumbled upon New Relic’s post and after interviewing for this position he immediately knew it would be a great fit: a workplace where he could make meaningful contributions while learning and absorbing as much as possible.
So far, Josh has interned with the Marketing Operations team and has loved the blend of analytics and creativity that comes with the territory. Prior to working at New Relic, he worked at various companies ranging from a fashion tech startup to an independent record label. Josh is a self-proclaimed fantasy football guru, and in his free time he enjoys playing guitar, going to concerts, and attending Bay Area sporting events. He could not be happier with his New Relic experience thus far and is excited to see where the summer takes him.
Ryan Chew: Marketing
Ryan is currently a junior at USC, majoring in business administration. He first noticed New Relic on a billboard and later found the internship position through Indeed.com. He was very curious to know what it would be like to work at a recently publicly traded company. Earlier he was part of a ed-tech startup called Zeal Learning, a company whose focus was migrating the Common Core testing standards online. He also runs his own website called TalkItApp, which provides interview and job coaching services. Ryan has enjoyed developing both of those websites from the ground up.
As an intern at New Relic, Ryan has been able to put his skills to use on the Web Strategy team, and he’s looking forward to learning even more Web and analytics techniques this summer. In his free time he enjoys tennis and playing trumpet with the marching band.
Sayre Sherrill: Customer Success
Sayre is a junior at Cal Berkeley, and plans to graduate next summer with a degree in cognitive science. She heard about New Relic through peers who used the company’s software at their own jobs, and she was intrigued by the idea of working with the data that is being so rapidly generated in today’s world. Prior to joining the Customer Success department, Sayre spent summers working in Dublin for a voluntary benefits purveyor and in New York City for Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management department. Sayre is passionate about New Relic’s work in Customer Success because it relies both on data analytics as well as human interaction.
During her internship, Sayre hopes to become proficient in the various software platforms that New Relic uses, and also to become more familiar with the SaaS work environment. In her free time, Sayre enjoys listening to music and trying out new restaurants.
More to come
Be sure to check back later in the summer, when we’ll circle back with some of our interns who have spent their summer working on especially interesting projects.
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