Tuesday, January 6, 2015

cool part-time internship opp at startup

This looks like a really fun chance to get involved with a startup this spring. StudySoup says they're a peer-to-peer learning marketplace for college students just like you to buy/sell "high quality study materials".

You might even be a customer already, or someday. But for now, it's a chance to get inside and help them develop the business and market their service through social media–ideal for an MIS student because you're a business student, you know marketing & business, but you're tech-savvy so you know how best to leverage the technologies, like social media, to achieve business goals.

It's part-time so you can keep your classes and it's 10 weeks so it'll be over before the end-of-semester crunch. They're providing mentorship so you won't just be thrown into something with no guidance. That alone could be worth the effort, but they're paying too. And they say you can work remotely or in their cool SOMA office in San Francisco. Pretty sweet. But there's only one slot and they do want someone sharp so put on your best game when you apply.

The details, including how to apply, are pasted in below. Check it out and give it a shot. Let me know if it works out.


StudySoup seeks a 
for immediate employment! (10 week program)

Company Details
StudySoup is a peer to peer learning marketplace for college students.

Our mission is to empower top students to help, and coach their peers to success. It’s a great way for top students to make money while helping their classmates.

We just graduated from a prestigious top accelerator in the bay area, have raised money from top tier investors in silicon valley and are on track to grow 10x (ten times our current size) over the next year.

Our team is comprised of a group of diligent, fun-loving, 20-somethings who are eager to take part in the modernization of education. StudySoup currently has users on college campuses nationwide and is growing its community by hundreds of users each month.

The Opportunity
Your entrepreneurial spirit will allow you to develop and implement new strategies to accelerate the presence of StudySoup’s services to students on campuses across the U.S.  Successful execution of these responsibilities may lead to full-time employment at the young, successful start up.

You will work on a day to day basis with the founders of StudySoup, and will be assigned a mentor who will teach you various tactics and strategies for business development and marketing.

We promise you will walk away with an amazing wealth of knowledge built from your own hands on experience, and all of our past interns can attest to that statement!

Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Fluency with Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin
Ability to attend 30 minute, team meetings once per week
Entrepreneurial, creative, high energy, hard working, fun-loving personality

Time Requirements/Compensation
Time: 10-15 hours per week
Pay: Stipend
Location: Remote or in our awesome office!

To apply, please send the following to info@StudySoup.com

  1. Your resume or Linkedin web address 
  2. A short statement answering the question “What makes you the best fit for this role?” (200-word max)
Applications without a written statement will not be considered.


  1. is this for all college students or just SJSU students ?

  2. Well, it's open to anybody, actually, but the opportunities I post in this blog come from companies that actually contact me directly because they're aware of our program and hoping to get one of our students if possible. Sometimes, it's a former SJSU MIS student that calls and wants to give back to the next generation by giving our current students the first shot. Love to see that. That's not the case for this specific job, but they did reach out to me for whatever reason, and while they probably contacted other schools too, like SFSU for example, you definitely have an advantage over the random applicant from the general public. Give it a try!