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Belkin Interns Fall 2012

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Amanda Martori, Cori Mcgovern, Jerry Moo, Jay Ng, Monica Robinson, Brian Shao, Kim Tran, Jake Whisler, Dongwei Yang, and Sean Zhang
Features:
Genuine premium leather, 3 credit card pouches, mirrored rear surface protected by Gorilla Glass, magnetic seal

Target Market:
Consumer who carries multiple accessories (i.e. wallet, phone, money clip, mirror, etc)

Price:
$50 Product:
Synthesis Phone Case Fall Interns 2012 Task:
Design a product.

Inspiration:
The lack of more women centric products.

Challenge:
Eliminate the need for the consumer to carry many accessories at once.

Solution:
A leather phone case that incorporates both a mirror and credit card/drivers license slots that combines three accessories into one. Intern Product Project Jerry Moo
- Entered company training on Ceridian
- Worked on I-9 forms for correct and current information
- Created employee handbooks for new hires
- Filed papers and ran errands
- Team building exercises such as drawing pictures from
memory and playing music What did you do in the internship? What have you learned? - The different fields from HR
- How to communicate and listen to fellow interns
and employees
- Time management What was your favorite thing about it? - Intern meeting - Continue internship
- Get a permanent job Amanda Martori
- Ran QA tests on foreign sites
- Compiled user guides for PCM
- Tested issues with site
- Managed tickets in Assembla
- Google Analytics What did you do in the internship? What have you learned? - The numerous aspects that go into managing an
commerce website
- How to prioritize site issues
- The uses of Google Analytics
- How to use Hybrus, and Assembla What was your favorite thing about it? - My Manager, and the rest of the IT team
- Intern Meetings What are your plans for the future
with your experience that you’ve gained
here at Belkin? - Continue working at Belkin next semester
- Full time job after graduation. Cori McGovern
- New Hire Profiles
- Intern Video Project
- The Café TV
- Belkin Blog Posts
- Day in the Life Vignettes What did you do in the internship? What have you learned? - Enhanced writing skills
- How to edit videos
- How a corporate environment works
- That you are not supposed to use exclamation
points, ever. What was your favorite thing about it? - Intern video project - Continue here at Belkin possibly
- Use the experience I have gained here in a part
time job or another internship Jay Ng
- Helped create signage for the Belkin Kiosk,
Target, and other retailers
- Marketing requests
– Projects daily What did you do in the internship? What have you learned? - Teamwork
- Time Management
- Communication What was your favorite thing about it? - Culture
- Attitudes
- Teams
- Volunteer Project - Continue working here
- Explore more opportunities Monica Robinson
- Construction of Belkin's Enterprise
YouTube channel
- Facilitating meetings between PMs and
liaisons from other departments about social
and traditional media projects
- Orientation and application of the B2B
value chain What did you do in the internship? What have you learned? - Communication is key- what you say and how
you say it
- Assimilation to corporate environment
- Agility and efficiency go hand in hand What was your favorite thing about it? - Intern meetings: professional insight and team
bonding
- The company culture & management style
- My Team! - Importance of adaptation
- Be open to new experiences
- Interest in the consumer & commercial
electronics industry Kim Tran
- Put together the company magazine, Be
- Conducted interviews for the intern and new
employee profiles What did you do in the internship? What have you learned? -The role of corporate communication
- The value of corporate culture
- The importance of communication What was your favorite thing about it? - Being productive.
- Intern meetings: product design and guest
speakers
- Gaining experience. What are your plans for the future
with your experience that you’ve gained
here at Belkin? Jake Whisler
- Worked with the Financial Planning and Analysis
team.
- Assisted with assembling consolidated payroll
headcounts.
- Analyzed and adjusted P&L’s.
- Helped design cost allocation templates.
- Assisted in restructuring the firms organizational
hierarchy. What did you do in the internship? What have you learned? - How to effectively utilize excel.
- Became proficient in using the Hyperion.
- Teamwork functions in the corporate work place.
- Learned how a company presents its budget and actual
performance to management. What was your favorite thing about it? - Being treated like a real employee.
- Seeing my work used by top management. -
Not doing any busy work. - Continue to pursue other internships, preferably with Belkin.
- Explore Sales or Marketing to continue broadening my
knowledge of business.
- Possibly work for Belkin! Dongwei Yang
-Supported finalizing the FY13 Budget
-Performed Profit & Loss Analysis and Variance Analysis for regions and business units
-Debugged the reporting deck of the October FY13 Executive Package
-Modeled operating expenses for 11 departments and the allocation of the global shared services
-Attended team meetings What did you do in the internship? What have you learned? - Financial Analysis and Reporting Tools, MS Excel
Skills, and Hyperion Database
- Working as a team, Asking Questions,
Communication Skills, Belkin’s Culture and
Operations What was your favorite thing about it? -My team! FP&A!
-Weekly intern meetings and team building games
-4th Floor Potluck
-Marathon Volunteering -Interested in continuing full-time at Belkin
-Getting more exposure in finance Sean Zhang
- Research on Belkin product vs. competitor’s
(Lightning)
- Consolidated a presentation of STUs
- Self-trained basic Agile (product life cycle
software) and PCM (product content
management) skills.
- Interviewed for a full-time job at Belkin. What did you do in the internship? What have you learned? - What a Product Manger’s job is.
- Making a cable is not an easy project and involves
a lot of teamwork
- How to evaluate a product’s quality from its
packaging.
- How much these consumer products cost. What was your favorite thing about it? - Consolidating a list of different lightning products
and see the list grow day by day. - Get a job as a product manager at Belkin or related field
- I want to create my own product What are your plans for the future
with your experience that you’ve gained
here at Belkin? What are your plans for the future
with your experience that you’ve gained
here at Belkin? What are your plans for the future
with your experience that you’ve gained
here at Belkin? What are your plans for the future
with your experience that you’ve gained
here at Belkin? What are your plans for the future
with your experience that you’ve gained
here at Belkin? What are your plans for the future
with your experience that you’ve gained
here at Belkin? What are your plans for the future
with your experience that you’ve gained
here at Belkin? Brian Shao
- Color chip measurement
- Clip iPhone case design
- CLA lightning charger force measurement
- Prototype cleanup
- Agile documentation What did you do in the internship? What have you learned? - Communications is very important. Some
misunderstanding can waste money and time.
- Efficiency is another major factor in this area.
Electric devices develop and change quickly, so
the design cycle is short. What was your favorite thing about it? - Co-workers are all very kind and helpful, and I really
enjoy working with them.

- The company’s environment is really good. It has
beautiful views on both park and city side - I want to get an extended internship at Belkin, to
further my education.
- The experience I gained in Belkin will be helpful for me to
go further in the plastics design field. What are your plans for the future
with your experience that you’ve gained
here at Belkin? Malibu Marathon Volunteer Project - Full and half marathon runners
- International runners as well
- Early birds
- Different personalities
-4AM Cori
- Cheer squad!
- Would we do it again? Information Systems Intern Corporate Communications Intern Corporate Communications Intern Channel Marketing Intern Marketing Trade Show Intern Mechanical Engineering Intern Corporate Communications Intern Finance Intern Finance Intern Product Management Intern Ernesto Quinteros
Chet Pipkin
Lee Drasin
Deanna Johnston And to our lovely managers....

Martin Avila
Lisa Burkhart
Curtis Cale
Dianna Ho
Dale Honda
Christopher Keough
Chris Miller
Nate Yoshizaki
McKenna Wilson Finally
Ron & McKenna A special Thank You to our guest speakers! Thanks for putting up with us! We know it wasn't EASY, but we learned a whole lot! -Studying abroad in Spain
-Use my experience
-Come back or find another internship
-Graduate next year Words can't express our gratitude!

Thank you for everything!
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