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I am Kyle Rowles, and this summer, I am working for Storage Solutions as the Marketing Intern.

About the Job

In this position, I help to oversee and run the social media accounts for the company by posting work anniversaries, #WarehouseWednesdays, and holiday posts.  In addition, I assist the Project Managers in submitting leads and proposals into our Storage Server system. Doing this allows the Project Managers to focus more on the customer service aspect of their job, and I focus on the submissions into our system. I also send out internal email blasts, while also writing and publishing different blogs (i.e. holiday hours, special events).

Personal Information

I am from Huntley, Illinois, but temporarily live in Noblesville, Indiana for the summer. I go to school at Ball State University with a major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with a minor in Six Sigma and plan on graduating in May of 2020. Last summer, I started working for Storage Solutions for a summer job working in their warehouse.

During the summer, I enjoy playing slow pitch softball on a weekly basis. It helps to get my mind off of work, and more towards enjoying my summer however I can. During the school year, I play club volleyball and take on any leadership roles that I see fit within time and knowledge in my fraternity. I am very glad to be working for this awesome company for the second summer in a row! The people I have met and the things that I have learned well exceeded my expectations. What a great company to work for!

The start of a new school year brings Storage Solutions a new intern! We are all very excited to welcome Logan Emmert to our team for the fall semester. He is currently a senior at IUPUI studying Business.

loganHere are some fun facts about Logan…

Hometown: Cicero, IN

What can you be found doing when you’re not working? Going to the movies, reading a book, or traveling.

Favorite Team: Pacers

Fun Fact: I once served Michael Jordan a glass of water.

Favorite food: Filet Mignon

Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption

Favorite superhero: Spider-Man

Are YOU looking for a Spring internship, or know someone that is? Send them our way! Our Business Development Internship program offers students a chance to experience all facets of business; from marketing, to sales and so much more! Check out our careers page for more information!

Earlier this week I introduced you to a new face at Storage Solutions, Andrew McIntyre.  Today, I would like to introduce to you someone that knows this company inside and out, Deana Purevich.  Deana has been with Storage Solutions since 1988; ten years after our start in 1978. Many don’t know this, but Deana’s father is the original founder of SSI and the current owner, Craig McElheny, is her brother!

Deana PurevichHere are a few other fun things you should know about Deana…

Hometown:  Carmel, Indiana

Education: Ball State University

What is your role with SSI? I have worn many hats over 20+ years with Storage Solutions, but currently assist with Accounting/Project Auditing and IT functions.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Spending time with my two kids, family and friends!

Favorite Sports Team: I spent a few years in Chicago many years ago, and since I have been a bit partial to the Cubbies and Bears.

We are currently looking for fall interns to join our team! If YOU or someone you know is interested in learning our business, check out our careers page!

John PenningtonThe start of the new month brings a new employee to Storage Solutions!  Help us welcome John Pennington!  John is joining our installation management team.  He is a recent graduate of Wabash College where he studied Spanish!  ¡Bienvenido al equipo! (Welcome to the team)

Get to know John…

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

What can you be found doing when you’re not working? In my free time I like hang out with my friends and family.  I really enjoy playing golf, fishing and playing basketball.

Favorite Team: Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers

Favorite Food: Anything grilled. I love steak, barbeque chicken, and ribs. 

Fun Fact: I played baseball for four years at Wabash College.

We are always looking for strong, new candidates to join our growing team.  Currently, we are looking for fall interns.  Check out our careers page for more information!

Becca ReidyThere are soo many exciting, new things happening here at Storage Solutions!

We are again excited to introduce to you yet another NEW Storage Solutions team member!  Becca Reidy is joining the Marketing and Online Sales team as a summer intern.  She comes to SSI as a junior at the University of Toledo, studying marketing and sales.  Here are a few things you need to know about Becca…

Hometown: Indianapolis

What is one thing you hope to learn during your internship with SSI?:  I’m hoping to learn more about Storage Solutions while discovering more about the marketing and sales fields.

What can you be found doing when you’re not working (hobbies/interests)? I enjoy playing volleyball or listening to country music!

Favorite Team: The Indianapolis Colts!

Fun Fact: I have never been on a roller coaster.

Are YOU interested in joining our Storage Solutions team as a fall intern or know someone that would be a great addition to our growing team? We’re always looking for strong new canidates! Check out our careers page for more information & to apply!

We are excited to welcome Taylor Sutton as the newest addition to the Storage Solutions team. He is joining our Marketing and Online Sales team as a summer intern. Taylor will be graduating from Ball State University in the Spring of 2013 with a Business Administration degree and a Minor in Marketing! Here’s some fun facts about Taylor…

Taylor SuttonHow did you hear about the SSI internship? My school advisor told me about the opportunity.

What can you be found doing when you’re not working (hobbies/interests)? Tennis! Or playing basketball and occasionally golfing. I am a very active person and love to get out and play sports.

Favorite Team: Colts and Pacers!

Fun Fact: I love tennis more than most people should.

Are YOU interested in joining our Storage Solutions team as a fall intern or know someone that would be a great addition to our growing team? We’re always looking for strong new canidates! Check out our careers page for more information & to apply!

We are excited to introduce Tim Green as the most recent addition to our Storage Solutions team.  Tim has joined our National Accounts team and will bring years of construction management and design experience to the table!  Here’s what you need to know about Tim…

Tim GreenStorage Solutions Team: National Accounts

How did you hear about SSI: Referral from a Storage Solutions employee

Hometown: Tipton, IN

Education: BS Building Construction Management – Purdue
AS Architectural Drafting – Vincennes University

Favorite Team: Purdue Boilermakers and the Colts

Family: Wonderful English Springer Spaniel dog named Daxter

Fun Fact: I have an identical twin brother

Are YOU interested in joining our Storage Solutions team?  We’ve added even more open positions to our list!  We’re now hiring: Inside Sales Assistant, Marketing/Social Media Intern, and a Sales Intern.  Check out our careers page for more information & to apply!

We are excited to announce that we’re looking for an intern to assist our online sales team.  We like to think we’re pretty fun to work for, and as a former intern myself, I can say that the knowledge and hands-on experience you gain is incredible.  We’re accepting applications through our Careers page, so spread the word and submit your resumes!

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Junior Online Sales Intern

OBJECTIVE: To assist the Storage Solutions online sales team in the full process of sales from cold calls to quoting, CAD drawings and processing orders.

HOURS: 15-20 hours per week

PREFERRED START DATE: January 15, 2012

COMPENSATION: All internship positions will receive class credit. Compensation opportunities are also available for applicants who show exceptional promise and self-motivation. The opportunity for full-time employment following graduation is available.

SUPERVISOR: Director of Marketing & Online Sales

As a Storage Solutions Sales Intern, you can expect to get hands-on experience on what it means to build business, nurture sales and excel in the material handling industry. Our interns are self-motivated and resourceful, constantly searching for new ways to expand business. Student will develop a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of sales. Interns report to the Online Sales & Business Development Director weekly. Occasional travel and overnight stays can be expected.

REQUIREMENTS: 
• Student interested in the field of sales.
• Submission of requirements for internship completion/credit.
• Interview with the Director of Marketing & Online Sales
• Working knowledge of: Microsoft Outlook, MS Word, Excel

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Gathering material quotes from suppliers.
• Order entry.
• Customer service.
• Making cold calls to generate new business leads.
• Following up on customer inquiries.
• Invoicing customers.
• Placing orders with suppliers.
• Quoting installation projects.
• Keeping track of customers via a tailored and easy-to-use CRM program.

TO APPLY: Submit resume through our careers page. https://storage-solutions.com/storage-solutions-careers-pg-167.html

Some people find it entertaining when I explain to them what my job entails.  More often than not, it is difficult for them to imagine how one could possibly talk about the material handling industry, pallet rack, shelving and the like through social media.  “Are other people in your industry even USING social media?” Pshhh… OF COURSE THEY ARE!  In this day and age, most people are using social media in some way, shape or form.  Whether it’s reading a blog post or newsletter sent out through an email marketing campaign or asking around on Twitter about where one can find more information on safety equipment and affordable solutions, people are talking.

That’s what makes my job so fun.  And it’s why I am so excited about our search to find the next Marketing/Social Media intern.  As a former Storage Solutions marketing intern myself, I can tell you first hand that it is one good gig.  Instead of talking about the exact same things everyone else is, this position is about taking what you have learned in school or through your own social media usage and applying it to a less conventional topic.  So…I have put together a list of the top 3 reasons you (or someone you know) should apply to be an intern this fall.

THREE REASONS YOU (OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW) SHOULD APPLY TO BE A STORAGE SOLUTIONS INTERN

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1.  You will have the opportunity to help develop a comprehensive social media plan using Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and blogging to talk about one of the nation’s leading material handling companies.

2.  You will learn the do’s, don’ts, how’s and why’s of using social media and marketing in an industry that is still new to this digital marketing age.

3.  You will get to work with two fabulous other marketers (if I may say so myself) who have experience in marketing within multiple industries and love to explore new ideas and marketing opportunities!

So if you or someone you know may be interested in applying, check out our job description and send us your resume!  Our schedule is flexible and the experience is great!

PS:  If you’re on Twitter or Facebook… Share the info about this internship opportunity with your friends!