Summers here at New Relic usually come with a handful of new, young faces wandering through our offices. This year is the third year of our summer internship program, and we are excited to welcome 18 interns from around the country to work in a variety of departments throughout our San Francisco and Portland offices.
This week, we take a look at the interns working in our San Francisco headquarters. They have already completed a variety of projects, are enjoying the privilege of working alongside New Relic’s talented professionals, and are excited to share their experiences.
Jordan Streeter: Marketing
Jordan Streeter came all the way from Kentucky for a summer marketing internship at New Relic’s San Francisco office. He graduated from University of Louisville with a degree in marketing and has been putting it to use on the Marketing Operations and Web Strategy teams.
At New Relic, Jordan helps manage the company’s online storefront and provides data and informational support to other branches of the marketing team. Thus far, he’s enjoyed performing website A/B tests and creating personalized account websites. Jordan has always been interested in tech, so he was naturally drawn to New Relic’s passion for their product. He also enjoys photography, vlogging, and winning at Monopoly.
Tom Howell: Marketing
Tom Howell is a rising senior at Cal Poly SLO who will soon graduate with a degree in marketing and a packaging minor (yes, that’s a thing!). He is currently expanding his marketing skill set at New Relic this summer as the Customer Marketing intern.
On his team, Tom has helped organize and deliver sales content while managing New Relic’s internal reference desk with new accounts. Soon, he will join the Account Based Marketing team to learn a new aspect of marketing. While his childhood dream was to be the starting catcher for the San Francisco Giants, he’s not too upset that this plan didn’t work out since he’s now working a few blocks from AT&T Park.
Daniel Simonds: Legal
Daniel Simonds currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he will be entering his third year as a law student at Vanderbilt Law School. On top of being a long-distance runner in the midst of training to qualify for the Boston Marathon, Daniel is New Relic’s talented legal intern.
He has worked on the commercial and corporate side of the legal process. On the commercial side, he’s reviewed and edited customer contracts. On the corporate side, he’s prepared New Relic’s corporate governance documents in preparation for our annual shareholder meeting. Daniel has enjoyed learning how to tactfully interact with other parties’ salespeople and lawyers, and has appreciated the hands-on training offered by New Relic.
Megan Madan: Accounting
Megan Madan is an aspiring CPA (Certified Public Accountant) who is currently studying managerial economics at UC Davis. At New Relic, she is interning with the Accounting team where she keeps busy working on daily banking tasks, reconciliation projects, and tax accruals. She enjoys the down-to-earth company culture, and the hands-on projects that have helped her learn quickly.
When she’s not at work, Megan enjoys hiking and spending time with her 3-year-old Lhasa Apso, Louie. To other interns looking for a potential position, her advice is to step out of your bubble so that recruiters can see the kind of person you really are.
Caylin Swartz: Sales
While she joined New Relic shortly after returning from studying abroad in Budapest, Caylin normally studies at University of Colorado, Boulder, where she’s pursuing a degree in marketing and with a minor in technology, arts, and media.
At New Relic, Caylin is the sales strategy intern who is currently creating a slide deck to help educate employees on the campaign-to-opportunity process. Caylin appreciates the responsibility and trust given to her by her team and has learned the importance of taking initiative on new projects. She was excited to land a job at such a progressive tech company and encourages anyone internship hunting to make connections within the industry of your interest.
Jerome Rasky: Engineering
Jerome is a rising third-year computer science major at the University of British Columbia. Despite being the only engineering intern at the San Francisco office, he hasn’t let that stop him from accomplishing challenging tasks, and building functionality for New Relic products like the overview page in our monitoring software. For this, he’s implemented a new layout and programmed the software to store user favorites.
Aside from becoming more well versed in new technologies, Jerome has learned the importance of effective communication at New Relic, and values the opportunity to work on a team with other experienced engineers.
Monica Reno: Sales
Monica is a marketing major who will be going into her senior year at Chico State this fall. She’s always had an interest in trying new things, so the opportunity to learn about the tech industry, work in a corporate setting, and live in the city drew her to New Relic this summer.
In her time here, she has been an active part of enhancing the Sales Operations team culture. She has created graphic representations of the renewals deal process, and programmed company display screens with graphics and audio to encourage the sales team. So far, Monica has learned to ask questions and stay curious, as well as the importance of networking.
Josh Stabinsky: Marketing
Josh is a double major in marketing and information systems & information technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is back in San Francisco for concerts, Bay Area sporting events, and his second summer on New Relic’s Marketing Team.
This summer he has been working with the Marketing Analytics team on recurring, one-off, and exploratory reports with the goal of measuring and optimizing our marketing activities. He loves the company’s work environment and its investment in helping its interns grow as much as possible. He credits New Relic for helping to guide his career path and goals in the marketing analytics field.
Mark Murphy: Sales
Mark Murphy attended Wesleyan University where he majored in math and economics and captained the soccer team. He is currently at work on his MBA at UC Berkeley and interning on New Relic’s Sales Strategy team.
At New Relic, Mark has been working on developing a new system to help salespeople target higher-propensity-to-buy customers. He’s learned that all organizations function differently, and that it’s important to quickly make friends with colleagues so you can ask candid questions. When looking for internships, he wanted to get experience at a high-growth tech company and was pleased to wind up here at New Relic.
Christina Robertson: Marketing
And, finally, a little about me. After traveling and studying in South America, I have landed in San Francisco as a summer marketing intern for New Relic. While pursuing a bachelor’s in communications with minors in Spanish and professional writing from UC Davis, I’m excited to apply and expand (most) of these fields through my summer internship.
Thus far, I’ve completed infographic reports, launched and monitored social media campaigns, and conducted competitive research on the Performance Marketing team. I will soon switch to the Content and Communications team where I am excited to use my creative side to come up with new marketing content.
Next up: Portland!
In the second installment of this series, we profile our 9 other summer interns who are working in engineering roles at New Relic’s Portland, Ore., office.
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