Kyle Sundby ’13 – Internship at San Francisco Start-up

“When I came to Menlo, I knew I wanted to study business but wasn’t sure which area. A class field trip to a local advertising agency made me realize that I wanted to work in a creative environment where I could market and sell products or services,” says Kyle.

Leadership and Menlo Involvement

Menlo provides students with the ability and confidence to step up and lead in athletics, clubs and in the classroom and Kyle has taken advantage of all Menlo has to offer. Kyle is a defensive back on our football team, the Vice President of Fellowship for Christian Athletes, and the Vice President of the Marketing Club. Each environment has allowed him to learn and practice leadership skills.

From the Classroom to the Job
“Taking marketing classes such as Consumer Behavior and Advertising allowed me to focus in on my career in marketing,” said Kyle. Working with the advisor in Career Services, Kyle perfected his resume and cover letter, learned to search for internships and jobs and interview with success. Kyle began his internship at a start-up in San Francisco in Spring of his Junior year. His internship is with the sales department of a consumer-to-consumer marketing internet service. Kyle reports he is enjoying his internship and may stay with the company over the summer.

Small School, Big Opportunities
Kyle summarized the value he has received at Menlo, saying, “Learning in a small school rather than a major university has actually provided me with a competitive edge. Menlo’s small size allows for plenty of one-on-one help, specific and useful business concepts, and caring professors and advisors that have given me the skills needed to succeed after graduation.”

For more information about internships go to Career Services