Archive | October, 2008

Quizlet.com Seeks Marketing Intern

30 Oct

Quizlet.com, the largest and fastest growing educational flashcards site on the web, providing free, powerful interactive study tools to millions of students globally, seeks an outstanding marketing student to help them grow. This is a PAID internship. Here’s what you’d be working on:

* Outbound marketing, e.g.
–PR: getting the word out by email and phone to top journalists who cover education
–getting the word out to teachers, and to top bloggers who reach teachers- building and maintaining relationships with key influencers (and a contact database)

* Product marketing, e.g.
–helping improve the user experience by talking to users and understanding their needs and how they use the site
–analyzing user stats to identify obstacles to acquisition,conversion and retention
–summarizing and prioritizing inbound user feedback

Qualifications:

–outgoing, self-motivated generalist with previous business/marketing experience
–good communication skills and judgment, able to present a good face for Quizlet.com to the world
–detail oriented, reliable, follows through and works well on a team
–entrepreneurial and enthusiastic about helping grow an education-related consumer Internet business
–able to work several hours per week during the school year
–can provide references from previous employers or clients

Founded in 2006 by MIT student Andrew Sutherland, Quizlet.com offers an ever-growing library of user-contributed study sets on subjects ranging from languages to standardized test prep to math and science. With a small, experienced team, and a strong focus on student needs, our goal is to provide easy-to-use, powerful study tools in a fun learning environment.

If interested in this internship opportunity, please send an email introducing yourself, plus a resume, to Dave Margulius.

Marketing Internships at Bantr

29 Oct

Bantr, “match.com for investors and entrepreneurs,” seeks marketing interns to work on e-mail marketing and product management (listening to customer feedback) projects. These opportunities are unpaid. Contact Ephraim Luft if you’re interested.

Nov. 21 UC Berkeley Finance Conference: "Navigating Through Financial Turbulence"

27 Oct

Register by November 7 for the November 21 UC Berkeley Finance Conference, where students, practitioners, and academicians get together to share trends. The student registration fee is $20.

Click here for more information on this event.

Staff Financial Analyst KLA-Tencor: Due October 29

24 Oct

KLA-Tencor seeks to hire a Staff Financial Analyst. Applications will only be accepted online at the USF MBA Careers Web site, and must be submitted by October 29, 2008. Select candidates will be interviewed on the USF campus on Thursday, November 6.

Here’s the description of the job:

As a Staff Financial Analyst, you will be responsible for a variety of analytical and process improvement activities. The specific tasks will differ slightly depending on which group/function you are placed. We typically rotate new MBA hires every 12-18 months through various groups/functions to ensure the highest level of exposure to different parts of the company. Some examples of your responsibilities will include:

•Maintain and improve upon a financial measurement process to support business decision making for a Division General Manager and his staff. Process involves budgeting and forecasting system, actual versus budget analyses, and metrics definition.
•Drive operational improvements by assessing process efficiencies, internal controls, and policy compliance issues. Provide value-added recommendations to ensure world-class business processes.
•Responsible for bundled pricing analysis for the corporation; perform margin analyses to ensure optimal return; support development of Volume Price Agreements with key customers; recommend pricing structure for key deals with top customers.
•Drive applications and service function efficiency by analyzing resource utilization models and implementing internal charging mechanisms to ensure optimal worldwide resource deployment.
•Perform in-depth analyses on semiconductor equipment industry via peer benchmarking and statistical analyses on industry data, including stock returns, semiconductor revenue trends, cumulative customer profits, and customer capital spending trends.

KLA-Tencor Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related microelectronics industries. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of products, software, analysis, services and expertise is designed to help IC manufacturers manage yield throughout the entire wafer fabrication process-from R&D to final yield analysis.

Consulting Project at Urban Mapping

23 Oct

Urban Mapping, a fast-growing startup in San Francisco, is looking for an individual or a small team of second year MBA students to work on a consulting project. In this role, you will work with management to scope, research, present and document. This is a unique opportunity to apply strategic thinking to a real-world challenge. Details of the project will be influenced by the consultant team, but research will focus around location-based services and geo-aware applications. During the course of the spring semester, you will conduct primary and secondary research, analyze and present your findings. In addition to an end-of-semester presentation, there will be mid-semester deliverables.

Urban Mapping’s founder attended the Babson College MBA program and participated in such a program during his second year; the learnings and outcomes were valuable and he wishes to involve students in a similar program. If you have an interest in applying real-world learnings, entrepreneurship, juggling competing priorities and navigating a sea of ambiguity, this could be something special for you. Ideally a small team (3-5) of MBA candidates would express interest, but individuals are also welcome.

MBA candidates seeking experiential-based learning and a semester-long internship are also welcome. In addition to serving as a valuable learning experience, this would also serve as a fast track to post MBA career opportunities. To be considered for this opportunity, please forward a resume and brief note of interest to Lindsay Hong. Project start date is January and it will conclude before exams in May.

Major Companies, MBA Jobs and Internships, Nationwide

21 Oct

Click here. This list has been provided by a USF MBA student attending next week’s Reaching Out MBA 2008 Conference.

List of 350+ Social Networking Sites

13 Oct

Click here.

CeC Luncheon October 29: Smart Strategies for a Down Economy

10 Oct

The Catalog and E-Commerce Club of Northern California invites you to attend its annual luncheon on Wednesday 10/29 from 12pm to 2pm at the Argonaut Hotel.

WHEN
Wednesday 10/29, 12pm-2pm
Registration 11:30am

WHERE
Argonaut Hotel
495 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Business is tough. We all know it. Gas prices, the housing crisis,depressed consumer spending are all impacting our sales projections. But amidst travel freezes, extra “holidays” and elimination of company perks, marketers are finding creative ways to drive business and make the best of this economic situation.

Ellen Sato, Mark Swedlund, Paul Liston and Renee Thomas Jacobs will be sharing their experiences with you during the CeC luncheon.

PRESENTERS
Ellen Sato – VP of Analytic Services,Haggin Marketing
For 20+ years, Ellen has provided analytic and database services to companies engaged in multichannel and database marketing. Through analysis of customer marketing data, she provides companies with the ability to improve marketing results, enhance strategic insights, and realize cost savings.

Mark Swedlund – Sr. Vice President and Partner, Haggin Marketing
Mark is a seasoned direct response marketing executive with deep management and strategic experience. With more than 25 years in the direct marketing industry, he has held executive positions in both service and operating sides of the business. The last four years he co-authored The Multi Channel Marketing Report with the DMA.

Paul Liston – Manager, Williams-Sonoma Direct Marketing
Since 2003, Paul has focused on driving the multi-channel profitability of catalog marketing for Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn and more recently, Williams-Sonoma. Through in-depth circulation & test analyses, as well as strong cross-functional partnerships, he has led his team in developing new circulation strategies, such as
versioning and contact strategy.

Renee Thomas Jacobs – CFO, Title Nine
Renee has played a significant role in shepherding Title Nine from a tightly circulated niche cataloger to a broader-based multi-channel retailer—leveraging a strong brand to build sales and a loyal customer base. Over the years she’s seen much growth and change through a variety of economic conditions.

DIRECTIONS
The Argonaut Hotel is located on Jefferson St. near Hyde St., on the waterfront at Fisherman’s Wharf, adjacent to the Cannery, and walking distance to Aquatic Park and Ghiradelli Square.

PARKING
Valet parking available at the Argonaut.
Additional parking at:
Ghirardelli Square Garage (900 Beach Street)
Anchorage Garage (500 Beach Street)
Cash-Only Garage (Beach/Columbus)

COST
$45 CeC members
$70 Non-members
Includes full sit down lunch and presentation

RSVP.

Finance Internship at Bricks and Mortar Media

7 Oct

The San Francisco based start-up, Bricks and Mortar Media, seeks a motivated Finance Intern to work directly with the Executive Director and Market Research Analyst to produce pro forma financial statements for a presentation to venture capital investors. This paid internship is an opportunity for MBA-level students to apply the skills of Managerial Finance to real world applications. Specific duties will involve preparation of pro forma Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows, with an emphasis on capital budgeting, data analysis, and financial decision modeling. The work will culminate in a presentation to investors during Q1 2009.

After developing the business plan for his Entrepreneurial Management elective at the University of San Francisco, founder Chris Hansen enlisted fellow USF alums Fernando Estrada and Phil Lang to build a live performance venue in San Francisco that delivers live video content via the internet. The business model bridges the gap between real-world and web-based entertainment through a subscription model and interactive format that allows spectators to become participants in the content creation process.

This is a part-time internship that pays $20/hour. For more information or to apply, contact Fernando Estrada.

Finding Opportunities at Apple

7 Oct

I pass along this e-mail from my university relations contact at Apple:

“For individuals with MBAs, Apple offers full-time opportunities in its Sales Support, Apple Care and Operations groups and internships in those areas plus Finance and Marketing. All descriptions are posted online. Click here for information.

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