Intern Spotlight: Meet Carly

Carly has been a Jr. Executive intern since January 2017. Last week, I reached out and asked her to share her story for National Internship Awareness Month.

Describe what you do.

I work for four talented executive reps in my office, and spend my time prospecting, setting new appointments and helping ease their workload a bit. Working with each one has been especially beneficial because it has allowed me to gain valuable insight into different techniques and selling styles that each person has found works best for him or her. I also receive weekly training sessions from Paycom’s regional sales trainer. She has been a huge part of my development during this internship!

What advice would you give a new intern for being successful at Paycom?

I have two pieces of advice for anyone looking to do this internship: Do it, and be willing to learn and try things that make you uncomfortable. Paycom excels because it expects and demands nothing but the best from its people. You will find yourself having to work harder than you ever have and try things you never have. But if you choose to step outside of your comfort zone and give every day 100 percent, you will learn and master the professional skills you need to be the best at what you do.

What’s the one word you would choose to describe Paycom, and why?

Superior. My definition of superior is “above all else.” Everything about Paycom – from the passion in the people, the investment into training and the involved and dedicated leadership, to the extraordinary customer service and solution we offer our clients – is superior. Every day that I’ve been an intern at Paycom has enhanced my definition of “superior” and what it truly means to be a part of a company that is above all else.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?

If I only could eat one meal for the rest of my life, I immediately would move into a Rudy’s BBQ and forever have access to all of the barbequed meats my heart and stomach desires. This question asked for an explanation, but come on. Does it really need one?

Where has been your favorite place to travel, and why?

France has been my favorite place to visit for a few reasons. I was blessed with the opportunity to sing in the Notre Dame Cathedral, which was unbelievable. Then, I also was able to go to the American Cemetery and Memorial at Normandy, which was incredible as well. Plus, the food was amazing.

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

I’m a “busy bee” who likes to do a lot of things, but my favorite hobbies would have to be: anything with family and friends, spending time on the lake, wakeboarding, working out, cooking and seeing how many times I can watch all nine seasons of The Office.