The TV ratings for the 30th Olympic games in London were down this year only because the events coincided with Waspit’s first ever WASP Intern Challenge. Although it was a fun Olympics, our competition to find the best campus brand ambassadors was a better example of tireless effort and high octane competition. True, no one broke any world records, but were there any to break anyway?
Our applicants battled it out for two weeks and through blood and sweat, each did an awesome job generating preregistrations (If you haven’t preregistered yet, make sure you do here)! We had a lot of contestants near the top but it was Connor Rogers who emerged victorious. Connor led a strong group of contestants from SUNY Albany – by far was the most active school in the challenge. Behind Conor, Albany’s Kelsey Roa took 2nd place with three other Great Danes finishing in the top twenty percent. There were ten total in the field of 50, thanks entirely to Kimberly’s excellent networking skills.
Although SUNY Albany’s dominated the challenge, many other individuals performed well, namely Henry Trinh, Chase Swisher, Derek McDonald and Mason Estep. Henry performed very consistently, hanging out near the top the entire competition. Derek competed hard against a strong group from Oakland University, another school that was well represented. Our Ohioans, Chase and Mason, will undoubtedly provide Waspit with a strong presence in the Buckeye State seeing as how successful both were in the challenge. In addition to those that led the challenge, many applicants showed their strengths in social media outreach via Twitter and Facebook. Since one of Waspit’s unique features is its social integration and because our WASP’s will be marketing to college students, it was great to see them utilize their social network accounts so effectively. YouneedmoWatts, twitter handle of Renee’ Mowatts, was all over our Hootsuite page throughout the two weeks of competition, mentioning Waspit and helping to raise awareness of our product.
Now that the challenge is over, we are in the process of calling the applicants that performed best and offering them the WASP position. After they accept the position, each WASP will have a about a week to recruit Product Ambassadors who will aid them throughout the semester in spreading brand awareness, marketing the product and recruiting new Waspit members. In addition to helping the lead WASP with their responsibilities, the Product Ambassadors will also be competing to generate sign-ups. Whoever ends up with the most throughout the semester will take over the lead WASP position for the next semester, so performance matters!
As the first day of the 2012-2013 school year draws near, we here at Waspit are growing increasingly more excited about the school year and our upcoming launch. Our Waspit Ambassadors of Sales and Promotions will play a integral part in our product roll out and we are eager to see how the newest additions will perform. After looking through these resumes and seeing the performances in the WASP challenge, you could say we have some pretty high expectations!
Here is a list of confirmed WASP interns and their respective school:
Alexandria Russell- Drake University, IA
Angelica Lopez- University of Connecticut
Anthony Matlock- Rutgers University
Chase Swisher- Mount Union, OH
Christopher Jennings- University of Michigan
Connor Rogers- SUNY Albany
Dan Acosta- Ithaca University, NY
Daryl S. Polydor- University of Pittsburg, PA
Derek MacDonald- Oakland University, MI
Elliot Alston- Fordham University, NY
Hervey Lamothe- City College, NY
Jadesola Arowolo- Florida State University
Joesph D’Ambrosca- Villanova University, PA
Mason Estep- Ohio University
Renee Mowatt- Florida A&M
Shane Popat- Berkeley, CA
Shakira Smith- Syracuse, NY
Zainab James- Central Connecticut University
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