You may remember our blog about JKCP alum Fitz Tepper and his startup, OffPeak. This summer, we were fortunate to have one of our very own JKCP interns working alongside Fitz to be a part of the launch of this incredible product. Today, we are highlighting that intern: Peter Chung, from Orange County, California.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with OffPeak, it is an app that connects university students with discounts at restaurants on their campuses during off-peak hours (great name, eh?). Currently, the app is running at UPenn, Drexel, Georgetown, Villanova, USC (California), UCLA, Tulane and Temple. Peter, the California native, was nice enough to sit down to give us an idea of what it was like to be a part of this incredible start-up process.
One of the reasons Peter loved working with Fitzand OffPeak as much as he did was his chance to be an important player in the early stages of a business. Peter spent his days working with the sales team to identify which restaurants to approach, tracking the companies relationships with leads, compiling databases of potential clients, testing the website to identify and resolve issues, helping to develop the marketing plan and working on promotions for the business. All in all, not too shabby for a days work, or three weeks for that matter.
An internship, however, is much more than just coming to work and fulfilling tasks for the company. An internship is about siezing an opportunity and that is just what Peter did. Peter loved being a valued member of the OffPeak team, learning from Fitz and the rest of the staff. He feels that he learned a lot about Marketing while he was with us and these skills will take him to the next step in his young career.
Residentially, he could not have been in a better place. He loved his room, loves his counselors and has created a global peer network while living with JKCP on the quad at UPenn. Peter said, "it seems like JKCP is only accepting students who are welcoming - i made a lot of lifelong friends." Whether it was the compelling activities or the downtime with friends, Peter has many fond memories about his internship summer at JKCP.
As he signed off, Peter gave this one bit of advice to future interns: "Stay focused - the more you put in, the more you will get out." We couldn't have put it any better ourselves. Peter, along with the many other students participating in our Internship program, put their all into this past summer and it is amazing how much they got out. These experiences will carry them for a lifetime, nomatter where they end up.