Sales InternGreat River Learning, Dubuque, IA
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A full-solutions company headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, Great River Learning is an educational technology solutions company that works closely with the Higher Education market to develop and customize publications that integrate multi-media and technology to meet the learning needs of today's students.
We strive to provide the highest level of service and the most innovative products in the industry. We recognize that an educational web site is only as good as its instructional design, functionality, performance, and reliability and our goal is to deliver that for our clients.
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Great River Learning is looking for Sales Intern who want to learn about sales, product development from start to finish, and who are interested in pursuing an outside sales position after graduation. Our ideal intern will have availability to work 15 to 20 hours a week during the school year semesters, depending on their schedule. We are looking at graduating seniors, in hopes that with extensive training they will become full time Sales Associates with us!
In this internship, you will receive sales training and implement basic sales calls. Imagine the fun and excitement of being an investor on Shark Tank. Our sales process is to interview college professors, listen for business potential, and persuade select candidates to work with our company. Wouldn't that be a fun way to acquire new business!? At Great River Learning (GRL) you're in the driver's seat. You work with different colleges and universities in your territory to identify business opportunities, interview professors, and persuade author candidates that have what it takes to become GRL authors. Occasionally, you'll need to beat-out other "sharks" swimming in the same water. We want to partner with talented educators in charge of lower-level, higher-enrollment courses to develop more interactive and engaging materials. Also, if the publication we develop works well locally we have the experience and resources to market it nationally.
In A Typical Work Week as an Sales Intern, You Will...
- Work directly with a Regional Director to plan your week.
- Send emails and make phone calls to schedule meetings.
- Assist with meetings and interviews, identify business opportunities, and recruit select college professors to become GRL authors.
- Follow-up with prospective and existing authors. This includes keeping notes and next steps in our CRM software for all prospective, in-development, and existing publications.
Characteristics of Who GRL Looks For in Sales Intern, You are...
- Someone interested in learning more about a career in sales.
- A top performer that's used to going above and beyond the minimum expectations.
- Competitive, highly organized, and self-driven.
- Someone who sees time as a resource that shouldn't be wasted. You take advantage of time between appointments instead of moseying around or checking social media.
- Someone who possesses enough leadership, motivation and purpose to hold yourself accountable.
- Positive and have a "can do" attitude towards life.
Who We Are
Great River Learning (GRL) is an established, interactive higher education publisher that focuses on developing engaging publications by integrating videos, animations, and interactive exercises. We see enormous business opportunity because we know most students don't read traditional 900-page textbooks...unless they're cramming for a test. We develop next-generation textbooks that are well designed, interactive, and media-rich. Our employees are driven and passionate about excelling, learning, having fun, and making the world a better place by helping to improve the experience of both college-level students and professors. Learn more by visiting us at www.greatriverlearning.com.
If what we described matches your background and skills, we'd love to talk to you. Send your resume and cover letter.
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