Ryan McNeill, Sales/Marketing Intern at TierPM
“My name is Ryan McNeill and I am rising Junior at Endicott College. I am a business student studying Finance. I enjoy reading, playing lacrosse, and exploring/traveling to new places with my friends. I am very passionate about business, entrepreneurship, technology, real estate, and investing.”
Q: What roles & responsibilities did you have as an intern at TierPM?
A: As an intern, I worked with the Sales and Marketing departments. I assisted the Sales team with locating/organizing new leads, potential customers, existing customers, and recruiting. On the marketing side, I created social media posts/blogs/press releases/email campaigns and published the TierPM newsletter. In addition, I completed various projects and tracked employee timesheets each week.
Q: What was the most challenging part?
A: The most challenging part of the internship was in the beginning when I was learning all the AV terminology. However, through practice, I was able to learn and understand common terminology quickly as I went along.
Q: What was the most rewarding part?
A: The most rewarding part of the internship was learning, being challenged, and providing value to the company. At TierPM there is such an emphasis on the customer and clients that is was very rewarding to contribute value to.
Q: Was this the first time you heard of the AV industry? If so, what did you think?
A: This was the first time I had heard of/was exposed to the AV industry. I thought it was very interesting and with the constant advances in technology, it is an exciting field to be involved in.
Q: What are any key takeaways you have from this experience?
A: Communication, organization, and to try to always go above and beyond what is expected from you.
Q: What advice do you have for someone considering an internship opportunity?
A: Put yourself out there, work hard, listen/communicate, and be a sponge for new ideas, concepts, and information.
Q: What’s next for you?
A: I go back to school this fall and have 2 more years of undergrad. I also play college lacrosse and have 3 years of eligibility left.