The Sales Student Experience

One of the greatest parts of the University of Washington’s Professional Sales Program is that all students will participate in an internship during the Spring quarter. This year, we have 80+ companies hiring UW Sales Program students as spring interns.  

Our students, as always, are coming into the 2021-2022 school year with incredible professional experiences under their belt. We are thrilled to highlight their accomplishments, and to share information about the wonderful companies they interned with over the summer.

DocuSign has been an outstanding partner of the UW Professional Sales Program for many years. Since becoming a program sponsor, DocuSign has hired more than 25 sales program students for full-time employment. We thank them for their support and engagement with our students. 

Jack Spiering, a member of the sales program, was a Sales Development Intern this past summer. After being introduced to DocuSign at a Husky Sales Club meeting, Jack applied for a summer internship position. During his internship, Jack learned how to quickly adjust his sales approach to buyers’ needs and personalities. Jack encourages fellow students to, “take full advantage of mentor programs and do not hesitate to reach out to UW Alumni.” Jack’s internship with DocuSign was an excellent way for him to get a glimpse into a variety of different industries.

Jack has accepted a full-time position with DocuSign and looks forward to continuing to grow as a Sales Development Representative in 2022.

We have 170 students in the class of 2022 UW Sales Program. Within this group, there are 25 different majors represented, from business administration to biology to engineering to cinema and media studies.

The sales community at UW was introduced to Cisco Systems by the Husky Sales Club last year. Cisco is a global leader in IT, network, and cybersecurity solutions. We had the pleasure of hosting Samantha Kozub, Ron Fox, Rachael Nelson, and Jane Merrifield from Cisco as featured speakers where they talked about learning, landing, and leading at Cisco.  

One of our very own, Jacqueline Yip, was fortunate enough to get a look into this innovative company by working as a Marketing Strategy, Planning, and Operations Intern over the summer. On day one of her internship, Jacqueline says she felt “nervous and overwhelmed, especially with all the acronyms at Cisco!” But she quickly channeled those nerves into excitement. Throughout her time with Cisco, Jacqueline had the opportunity to work on important projects and was able to develop a strong network. Jacqueline really enjoyed her time as a Cisco intern and is grateful for the support of her program manager and team.

Our students are interested in sales roles across a wide variety of industries – such as technology, sports, entertainment, healthcare, and real estate…

Sales program student, Danielle Mandel, worked as a Marketing Intern for the Los Angeles Sparks over the summer. The Los Angeles Sparks are LA’s very own WNBA team. 

Danielle spent her days capturing videos of the team during practice and games to use as content on the team’s Instagram. Danielle says that during her time with the LA Sparks, responsibilities were different every day. Some days she was conducting market research; other days, she managed player stats and transcribed weekly press conferences. 

We wish the LA Sparks the best of luck with their upcoming 2022 season. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the UW Sales Program – sponsorship, hosting interns – please contact [email protected]