2020 Sales Internship - Detroit, MIat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 19002362
Updated: Mar 20, 2020
Location: Detroit, MI, United States

Are you a self-starter that’s eager to develop your strategic selling skills in a collaborative, problem solving team environment? CDW is looking for ambitious and dedicated students to join our Summer Sales Internship Program. This Program is designed to provide hands-on experience in business-to-business technology sales. As a Sales Intern, you’ll be exposed to solution-based selling strategies by collaborating with sales professionals that have access to 1,000+ brands to tackle our customers’ IT challenges. Not to mention, you’ll be joining a community of interns from universities across the country.

What you’ll do:
You'll participate in a variety of meaningful projects that will allow you to experience each step in a 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, engagement with vendor partners, structured workshops and volunteer days.

  • Research new and inactive accounts 
  • Improve relationships with new and existing contacts.
  • Uncover additional potential opportunities by interacting with customers 
  • Assist customers in establishing online accounts
  • Shadow CDW sellers from varying levels of tenure
  • 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 learn about their partnerships with CDW

How you’ll grow:
You will be given the opportunity to sharpen your interpersonal skills and expand your knowledge of the technology industry through hands-on learning over the course of 10 weeks. The internship experience begins with a one-week classroom training and continues with ongoing support and feedback from your dedicated Sales Manager. This dynamic program 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.

Our Interview Process:
Please know that your application is being reviewed by a member of the Internship Recruiting Team. Once you apply, you will receive an email to complete our on demand HireVue digital interview. The HireVue interview can be completed by webcam, smartphone, tablet or anything with a forward-facing video camera attached to it. Once completed, your interview will be reviewed by the CDW team. (The HireVue video is only reviewed by the recruiting team and the hiring manager.)

Who we are:
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced startups to international conglomerates. Our coworker-centric culture is made up of collaborative and entrepreneurial problem solvers. We believe in living The CDW Way: to support each other, keep our commitments and embrace the company’s vision. By being better every day, we are challenging the future, and ourselves


What we’re looking for:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate students who are graduating December 2020 OR May 2021
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills
  • Availability to work a 40-hour week within standard business hours throughout the summer
  • Ambitious, self-starter attitude with a motivation to excel in the role
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without sponsorship as a full-time coworker
Job Category: Summer Intern
Job Type: Full-Time

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