SellingHive, a startup company located in the SUNY Fredonia Incubator, recently awarded three SUNY Fredonia student interns the “Intern of the Year” Award. Kaitlin Dafgard, Paul Jackino and Thomas Storm were selected out of 14 interns to receive the award based on the quality of their work or project, their impact on the company and their ability to go above and beyond what was asked of them as interns.
Dafgard worked to create navigational icons and screen designs for SellingHive’s web application. Along with the “Intern of the Year,” Dafgard received a $250 award for her work at the company. Storm and Jackino received a $125 award each for their work at SellingHive; Storm developed an advertising campaign for the company, while Jackino created audio/visual materials for SellingHive’s website, including an audio tutorial. Visit the website at www.SellingHive.com .
"Our SUNY Fredonia interns have done great work for us this year and it was difficult to choose just three who made the greatest impact on our company. The three we chose are outstanding examples of the professionalism and work ethic we've experienced from our interns in general," said Bob Richardson, Executive Vice President of SellingHive.
SellingHive has an extensive internship program open to students at SUNY Fredonia and other area colleges. The company had 14 interns in during the spring semester and will have as many as 28 interns working during the fall semester. "Although we're a technology company and we do have computer science internships, we also have many opportunities for business, marketing, communication and design majors and we still have many openings for the fall," said Richardson.
Tracy Collingwood, Director of the Career Development Office at SUNY Fredonia, states, “Interning for a start-up organization offers a unique set of opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and classroom learning in a fast-paced, real world work environment. It’s a win-win situation – interning for SellingHive offers students invaluable experience and hands-on training while achieving important work for the organization and surrounding community.”
Dafgard and Storm recently graduated from SUNY Fredonia this May; Dafgard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Storm with a dual Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Animation. Jackino will be finishing his senior year at SUNY Fredonia as a Communications major. He plans to return to SellingHive as an intern for Fall 2011, while Dafgard and Storm continue to do freelance work for the company.
SellingHive is a new kind of social network that provides tools to connect sales professionals and companies, while providing a secure environment to meet, negotiate and close business. SellingHive helps companies to grow their sales by cost effectively reaching new customers and markets, while allowing sales professionals to increase their income by maximizing the value of their contact list. For more information on SellingHive,
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