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Solomon ’17 Lands Internship with Chegg

Sam Solomon ’17, a sociology major and entrepreneurial studies minor, will join Chegg as a marketing generalist intern this summer. The position will allow Solomon to gain a comprehensive understanding of marketing through a variety of platforms and strategies.

Chegg, which is overseen by President and CEO Daniel L. Rosensweig ’83, specializes in online textbook rentals, homework help, online tutoring, and scholarship and internship matching. Solomon will work at the company’s Santa Clara, Calif., headquarters.

“Chegg has a very entrepreneurial environment and also places a high value on interns, so I am looking forward to learning everything I can from my co-workers as well as the opportunity to have my work directly contribute to the success of the company,” says Solomon.

The 10-week position allows him to gain experience in everything from social media marketing to search engine optimization and email marketing, and brings him in contact with a range of employees and fellow interns.

Solomon says the opportunity to experience such a broad range of courses and programs at the Colleges is what prepared him to take on such a diverse set of internship responsibilities.

“My liberal arts education has given me the confidence to learn anything,” says Solomon, who hopes to pursue a career as an entrepreneur. “Every business needs a marketing plan and strategies, and this internship will give me valuable firsthand insight into the inner-workings of marketing a successful business.” 

Solomon, who says he feels “very lucky to be one of the first students to graduate with the entrepreneurial studies minor,” has participated in a number of the Colleges’ entrepreneurial and leadership programs. He was a finalist in the 2015 Stu Lieblein ’90 Pitch Contest and also participated in the social entrepreneurship excursion to Panama over winter break. He is a member of Sigma Chi, Chimera, Orange Key, intramural volleyball, a Reunion student-leader, and studied abroad in Rome, Italy.