Student Information

Student Name

Dishant Malhotra

Email

Dismal@epsd.org

Academy

Finance

Internship Information

Company/Organization: Progressive Promotions Inc.

Mentor(s):Brian Holland

Topic of Internship

Marketing

Background Information

From its humble beginnings in a New Jersey home office in 1987, Progressive Promotions' has grown exponentially over the last decade. Their growth has been driven by their strategic ability to help prestigious Fortune 500 companies build brands and drive sales with unique promotional gifts and products chosen for optimum impact. They are a certified women-owned business, and 10 percent of our suppliers are also minority or women-owned. There principal, Julie Levi, is a graduate of the prestigious Harvard Business SchoolOwner/President Management Program, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Specialty Advertising Association of New York. They’ve grown to serve many clients and now ship to more than 56 countries. Their state-of-the-art website and EDI capabilities allow them to service the world from their home offices in New Jersey, and client relationship offices in the Midwest and California. They are a company of integrity with a winning team of energetic and passionate professionals, who deliver quality products, every time.

Summary of Internship

Though I am only a high schooler, I was given the opportunity to intern at Progressive Promotions, a company which usually hires only college juniors and seniors. At my internship I am given various tasks, ranging from tedious to exciting but all these tasks require patience, tenacity, and a positive attitude. At my internship I am given a taste of the real business world, it is up to me to analyze markets, create spreadsheets, and look at bills. At my internship, though some tasks are tedious, my mentor Mr. Brian Holland makes it a point to tell me how each task I am completing plays a vital role in the prosperity of the business. Through my mentor and the internship as a whole, I have been given the ability to tackle, the “big scary business world” with a handful of experience.

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