Today the HubSpot summer interns officially met one another and started with their projects. After attending the initial HubSpot information session held by Bradford Coffey, some of us headed off for seafood lunch with the marketing team. Not surprisingly for Internet marketing people, our lunch conversations revolved around using Twitter for Web presence enhancement.

Four of our HubSpot's summer interns—Heather, Melissa, Mike and Brian—are proud representatives of the MIT Sloan School of Management. "I am passionate about HubSpot because it allows small businesses to compete with bigger corporations," said Mike (@mikenorman22) who will be building HubSpot's partner channel program.

Brian (@cantwell), equally excited to be part of the high-growth start-up, will work on customer operations to better understand customers in relation to Web experiences.

Also passionate about customers is Heather (@hmryan72). She is looking forward to starting her work in sales operations and, later in the afternoon, was already running HubSpot's Website Grader tool to test competing websites. She is also the mother of five-year-old web-savvy Madeleine who can navigate better than mom.

Our fourth MIT Sloan student, Melissa, will be working on analytical projects and pricing in the marketing department. She is excited to incorporate "the tools from school for a real-world data."

Part of HubSpot's marketing team this summer are also Boston University student Lauren (@laurlita) and myself, Magdalena (@mgeorgieva), a Mount Holyoke College student. A Public Relations major, Lauren is currently working on managing a user conference and producing a video project aimed at Web presence enhancement. She is especially passionate about social media.

International Media and Communications major, I will be following and writing about new and established trends in social media, search engine optimization and blogging.

No doubt, the summer interns will contribute diverse perspectives to the HubSpot team. After all, among us are a water skiing enthusiast (Melissa), a YouTube dance video participant (Brian) and a former member of the U.S. Chinese kickboxing team (Mike).

Check out the photos we took today!

Originally published Jun 1, 2009 4:46:00 PM, updated January 17 2023


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