Editor’s Note: Lexi Wozny, NIU Marketing major and self proclaimed “busy bee” provides this next guest post. Lexi shares her involvement with organizing the Google Search Party event (March 20th) — and as importantly, what she learned from listening to a Googler talk about doing cool things that matter.
At the close of her post, Lexi also shares a bit about herself, along with her contact information. Lexi is also one of several students in the college’s “Uncommon” video — about student experiences at NIU Business.
(Lexi’s photo to the left is by Jeannie Liautaud Photography.)
GOOGLED! by Lexi Wozny
Attending Thursday evening’s “Google Search Party” gave me insight into what it takes to become a Googler at Google.
Demian Caponi, University Outreach representative at Google, Inc., came to the Northern Illinois University College of Business to meet and engage with students about sales opportunities at Google.
A sales position with Google’s SMB (Small-to-Medium Sized Business) team is a consultative role. Successful members of this team are “teachers” to clients who want to expand their businesses online through online advertising. Along with being teachers, successful Googlers are collaborative and transparent. I’ve heard about Google’s corporate culture before, but Demian’s presentation brought it to the main stage in Barsema Hall Auditorium.
Google provides a great culture for its employees because they are changing the world- whether it’s a small “Mom and Pop” shop or a medium size start-up. Google Sales Representatives are always working towards making a difference. When they make a difference with their clients, they make a difference at Google.
After the presentation, it made me think about how much of a difference anyone can make if they set their mind to changing the world around them. Working with the Collegiate Sales Advisory Board and American Marketing Association executive boards we were able to execute a Google campus event and get students in front of the “2014 Best Place to Work For” company.
By applying Google’s values of collaboration and transparency, we gave NIU Business students an invaluable opportunity.
Lastly, some advice for some upcoming and incoming NIU College of Business students: If you want to make something happen, go for it and utilize the resources around you. You’ll be surprised by what you can accomplish.
About Lexy Wozny