FastFrame in Eagan is interested in hiring an intern from the DCTC Marketing, Sales and Social Media programs.
FastFrame is a small custom framing store located in Eagan (Cliff and 35E). It started 17 years and trying to rebuild after a decline in business during the recession and is doing pretty well! But the organization could use some marketing and social media help!
Specifically, the organization could use some help with building its internet presence and increasing the effectiveness of our social media.
Althought it has a website (WordPress) as well as a facebook page, the owners would love to have some help using Pintrest and tying it to the facebook page as well as some advice on how to increase LIKES and make the page more interesting.
If that person also had some ability to help design some flyers and brochure and help me get on track with better materials and systems, that would be a plus.
Currently FastFrame serves both retail and business clients and would like to continue to grow the business to business sales.
Hours are open 10-6 M-F and 10-5 on Saturdays. Some of the work would need to be during those hours, particularly at first to get a handle on what custom framing is all about. However, some of work could be done offsite at the student’s convenience.
The company is looking with someone who isn’t afraid to look at the company and tell what you think about its promotion.
The internship is open now but an intern could start in January if needed.
This is not a paid position but the company is considering offering a $500 stipend upon successful completion of the internship. FastFrame would define “successful completion” up front with the student as the owner defines the position. On successful completion of the internship with FastFrame, the company would be willing to serve as a reference for the intern with resume review, letters of recommendation, etc.
Contact: Tami Phillippi, Fastframe, Eagan, 651-405-0011 http://www.facebook.com/FastFrameEagan www.fastframeeagan.com www.fastframe.com
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Carie Statz is a marketing and sales instructor. She began teaching at DCTC in 1998.
Carie is pursuing her doctorate in business administration (DBA), has a master's degree in mass communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has a bachelor's degree in from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she minored in Spanish and majored in mass communications with an emphasis on advertising and public relations.
At the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico, she pursued general studies in Spanish and anthropology. She also attended the Grantsmanship Training Program at Marquette University.
Carie continues her education through software upgrades and Web applications. She also attends seminars, courses, and conferences covering new trends in marketing and graphic design.
Her nonprofit marketing experience includes supervisory positions at DCTC, UWM, and the Community Action Program of Janesville, Wisconsin. Her for-profit experience includes work for Walt Disney World, Oscar Mayer Foods, and TCF Bank of Wisconsin.
Carie published "How the News Media Affects the Public's Perception of Crime" as her thesis.
In 2003 and 2007, Carie was nominated as "DCTC Instructor of the Year." As DCTC's marketing director, she won several awards for marketing materials, including radio and television commercials as well as viewbooks and catalogs. In 2003, she won the Silver IABC Award for designing the college's 2002-2003 viewbook.
Regarding her teaching philosophy, Carie strives to "bring the real world into the classroom as much as possible so students are prepared for work upon graduation."
The best part of her job as a DCTC instructor is hearing from internship supervisors about how they would rather hire a prepared student from DCTC than another student from a four-year college.
Carie is a member of the American Marketing Association and does volunteer work for Treasurers of the Heart and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.