Meet the Chocomize team – Chris and Amy (Interns)

Get to know the Chocomize interns of Summer 2013!  Continuing with our ‘Meet the Team’ series that started last week in which we featured Leyda Hernandez, our Director of Marketing Communications, this week you’ll get an inside look at what some of our interns are up to, what their favorite bars are, and what their experience interning at Chocomize has been like.

Christos Papastefanou, Marketing Communications Intern - Chocomize

 

Christos Papastefanou, Marketing Communications Intern

Christos (commonly known as Chris) joined the Chocomize marketing department in June. He’s from Astoria, Queens, New York.  He has done a great deal of work with establishing a retail and wholesale model for our customers and has become a wiz with Magento, playing a supportive role in promotional and giveaway campaigns and helping us transition with the launch of our new responsive site.

What did you do before joining Chocomize?

Before working at Chocomize, I worked at several cafes as a barista and interned at a newspaper.

What school do you attend/attended?  In what area of study?

I attended Queens College and graduated in Spring 2013 with a major in Media Studies.

Three fun facts

1)      I wanted to be a sports broadcaster until I realized it wasn’t a good career move for me.

2)      I won an essay contest in High School that awarded tickets to the U.S. Open and meet-and-greet with Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Andy Roddick

3)      I want to save enough money someday to co-own a bar with my best friend.

What’s your favorite thing about interning at Chocomize?

My favorite thing about interning at Chocomize is the environment and the interaction with my supervisors about work.

Best experience at Chocomize so far?

My best experience at Chocomize so far was attending the Integrated Marketing Week conference in New York City. I feel that there is so much more to learn from people in the field than in a classroom. Learning about the ways marketing is changing is something that’s key because otherwise, you fall behind.

Favorite bar?

My favorite bar is Milk Chocolate, with gummy bears, sour patch kids, and nerds.

Christos@chocomize.com

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Amy Wang, Marketing Communications Intern

Amy also joined the Chocomize team in June and is from East Elmhurst, Queens, New York.  Amy has collaborated on lots of public relations and content marketing projects such as the blog, refer-a-friend initiatives, case studies, and our retail catalog. She’s learned to analyze strategic business partnerships and has presented cases as to what opportunities match our branding and marketing goals and are worth pursuing.

What did you do before joining Chocomize?

Before Chocomize, I was working at a wholesaler and interned at a non-profit where I managed various office activities- such as planning fundraisers.

What school do you attend/attended? In what area of study?

I am a senior at Binghamton University and graduating in Dec 2013. I am pursing a Bachelor degree in Marketing/Leadership & Consulting.

Three fun facts

  • I don’t drink soda
  • I love supernatural, mystery, drama T.V shows
  • I’m planning a to go to Europe soon

What’s your favorite thing about interning at Chocomize?

I get to see first-hand how a startup business is run.  The culture here at Chocomize is also amazing. Leyda and Fabian are very passionate about what they do and it’s been rewarding learning from them.

Best experience at Chocomize so far?

Going to networking events and contributing to Chocomize’s future success.

Favorite bar?

Love them all! The Cookie bar is awesome.

Amy@chocomize.com

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