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In addition, undergraduate students enrolled in the BUSN 145 Entrepreneurship Practicum course have the opportunity to intern for a quarter at both emerging and established startups.  This 2-unit course is available in Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters.  Undergraduate students pursuing a Minor in Entrepreneurship will also have an opportunity for a startup internship through MGMT 198E  Internship in Entrepreneurship.  For more information, please contact


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 Optimizely: Paid Internship Opportunity (YCombinator Company, SV Angel Portfolio Company)

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2012


Attention Undergraduate Seniors or Graduate Students:

Optimizely (a YCombinator and SV Angel Portfolio Company), based out of San Francisco, is currently seeking entry-level junior sales personnel for internship to full-time employment opportunities.  Starting wage: Approximately $15/hour.

The position is a junior version of their Account Executive role:

Optimizely is a fast-growing, profitable, and incredibly fun company to work for in San Francisco. Our mission is to make it easier for organizations to make data-driven decisions and we're looking for Account Executives to close new customers. Your job will be explaining Optimizely's value proposition through demos, email, and phone calls and evangelizing Optimizely to everyone you meet!

 Ideal candidates are self-motivated, quick learners that people love to be around. They'll also fit this description:
- Hungry and eager to have a big impact on day one
- Experience with the complete sales cycle: lead generation, cold call, and close
- Great presentation, verbal, and written skills
- Experience selling SaaS is a huge advantage
- Experience with conversion optimization and A/B tools is a huge advantage
- Team player mentality, you'll wear a few hats in a small company!

 Benefits include:
- Very competitive salary & equity compensation
- Full health, dental, vision, 401k benefits
- Being an integral part of a small team having a big impact!

To apply, contact Matt Althauser,


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