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The Intern Experience at 10Fold

Far from just a lame B – Lister movie trying to prove that Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are still relevant and it’s these crazy millennials that are the ones out of touch with reality, internships are actually a critical step to success in the PR.

Unfortunately, internships have kind of a bad rap. Think cliché intern and what comes to mind? Coffee? Menial grunt work? Free labor? All too often that’s exactly the case.

But not all internships are created equal. At 10Fold, we pride ourselves on our internships and really believe our program to be a cut above the rest.

So what exactly sets an internship at 10Fold apart?

It’s paid. Always.

No not in experience, or possible college credit, but in cold hard bimonthly direct deposits. Because 10Fold understands you can’t pay your landlord with a glowing letter of recommendation.

You get real world experience.

We don’t bring in interns to be coffee fetchers or kitchen cleaners; if that’s all we thought you could do we wouldn’t want to hire you in the first place. Our interns are paired directly with a senior staff member on day one and immediately get started on real work. Bad news for aspiring pencil pushers, but great news for those driven to succeed.

You’re part of the team.

Interns aren’t some expendable resource that we renew every couple of months. At 10Fold we really believe that everyone we hire is becoming part of our team and we treat them accordingly; no intern coordinator that buffers the interns from the rest of the company, no exclusive training sessions for full time hires only, no battle royal where we pit all the interns against each other in gladiatorial combat to see who among them will earn the full time position (although we can all agree that would be the best way by far).

We care about our employees, and we celebrate when our interns are successful. Literally. Every Friday, in a meeting with everyone in the company from the CEO down, we make sure to let everyone know exactly how well our interns are doing. Sometimes we even do a little cheer.

Maybe that’s why we end up hiring 70% of the interns we employ.

But hey this could all just be some corporate sales pitch right? Well listen to what intern Nathan Zaragosa has to say about his time at 10Fold:

“I personally wanted to really grow from my internship, and gain skills I didn’t have before. From the moment I came into 10Fold, I’ve been assigned real projects that make impacts such as client social media content creation, event and award searches and outreach, and most recently pitching reporters. 10Fold went as far to ask the intern team to come up with ideas to improve training in the intern program! These projects not only help you grow your skillset, but make you feel like you’re making a difference in the company.”

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Surprisingly, Deep Tech Changes Everyday Life, Not Just Big Business

The term deep tech may be intimidating, especially to those of us that just finished our education and are tip toeing into the technology industry. Many of you may be thinking applications of deep technology are far removed from our daily lives. You may be surprised to know that we all benefit from deep tech more often than most will ever notice.  Following will help you understand how deep tech changes the way we live and work. That’s why 10Fold focuses on companies in deep tech industries

Take Interana for example, a behavioral analytics solution that enables companies to easily obtain insights from the actions people, products, or machines make over time. By using Interana, businesses can more effectively design products and services that are more relevant and useful to you. Even the popular social connection app Tinder uses Interana to help you “swipe right” more effectively.

Forgerock is an identity and access management company. Identity management used to mean verifying usernames and passwords. Today, it’s more complex. In 2015, one out of every three digital security breaches used stolen credentials and passwords. As more people and their devices are connected online, authenticating their identities beyond the password has never been more important.

ForgeRock develops software that helps to make sure users are who they say they are so we don’t have to just rely on a password. ForgeRock helps customers verify digital identities by examining behavior because behavior can’t be stolen.

And, they don’t just verify an identity when the user first logs in; they do this continuously throughout the session. Because even after a user’s identity is verified, it can be compromised and hacked.

ForgeRock verifies the digital identities of people, devices, services and things because everything connected to the network needs a trusted digital identity. And once you trust the authenticity of an identity, you can safely share information and build trusted digital relationships.

AppDynamics - CEO - Jyoti-BansalAppDynamics uses application intelligence to monitor the software you use for work and for pleasure, and ensures that problems are detected before customers are effected. For example, you don’t want the driver to lose track of you while waiting for an Uber, and with AppDynamics monitoring each line of code within the app to identify performance issues, you can be sure there will be no hiccups in your service.

 Reflektion is revolutionizing digital commerce by tracking shopper intent in real time, understanding what is important to you, as you shop. Reflektion continuously adapts to help you find what you need and want, increasing your shopping satisfaction on websites such as Converse, The Walt Disney Company, and O’Neill Clothing.

Here at 10Fold, we value the ingenuity of these businesses and appreciate the conveniences they have created for the way we all work and live.  We celebrate each of them on our weekly “Make a Difference Monday”  huddle, when our account managers explain the innovations changing the face of the technology industry.

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