Liberal Arts Career Services
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ROIKOI

Spring 2015 Site Review

Position: Intern
Student: Government Junior  

ROIKOI is a computer software system that will act as a referral program for companies. Each separate company buys the software and they have their own unique data that they gather from their employees. The job of the employees within the certain companies is to refer their past colleagues that they think would be a good fit for the current company they are working for. The goal of referral programs is to get the cream of the crop employees through recommendations from your current employees. Instead of companies having to ask their employees to refer people for specific positions, ROIKOI asks the simple question of everyone in the network: Who would you recommend for the future?  They will then surface the people most recommended by the company’s employees when new jobs open.

As an intern, since ROIKOI is a small company, you have the perfect chance to directly observe what goes on in the beginning of a start-up. It is a very valuable experience to gain if you are at all interested in starting your own company or being a part of a startup. My internship did include small office tasks such as picking up mail, getting keys copied, ordering new business cards for new employees etc.

I also got to post social media posts on behalf of ROIKOI through their Facebook page, their twitter, and their LinkedIn account. I had to do research on interesting articles to post on the various forms of social media to best be able to interact with our target audience. The supervisor, Dave, is very helpful if you ask him questions. The company communicates through a chat system called Slack and it is really convenient. There is even a fun wall where we talk about funny stuff to help the day go by. SXSW Interactive is a very important marketing opportunity for ROIKOI so an intern will do a lot of work with that. I did recruiting for ROIKOI’s street team and I actually went out and talked to random people at SWSX about ROIKOI.


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