Intern At Howie's Hockey Tape


Intern At Howie's Hockey Tape

Experience Information

Employer: Howie's Hockey Tape
Job Title: Sales Representative
Major: Sport Management
Received Credit: Yes
Paid: Yes
Abroad: No

Description of the Organization

Howie's Hockey Tape is a very large corporation based out of Grand Rapids. They started as a hockey tape company back in the early 00's, and have blown up since then. They now sell any kind of hockey products you can think of besides things such as sticks and helmets. They also opened up a whole side of athletic tape/sports medicine about 6 years ago which has grown exponentially every year.

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

Cold calling, finding and adding new prospects, emailing/texting with prospects, trying to make sales to new prospects, continuing to check up on new customers, managing over 1000 prospects.

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

I gained a ton of knowledge working with a CRM program which is in every sales job. Learned the techniques of cold calling and finding new ways to add prospects and try to make cold sales

Favorite Part of the Experience

My favorite part of this internship was being able to work on my own while still being motivated to hit numbers with sales goals and competitions. I also enjoyed the locker room feel to working there, talking sports all day.

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

This experience has definitely shaped me into a better salesman by doing all of the dirty work to gain my customers. Nobody will buy from you if you just sit there, so it really forces you to get out of your comfort zone if you want to make some money.

Internship Format

In Person

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