Intern Spotlight: Meet Jacob and Brennen

Meet Jacob Sandridge and Brennen Whaley!

Jacob and Brennen are summer interns in the Client Services Department at Musictoday.

Jacob

Musictoday 2018 Intern Jacob
Where are you from?
“I’m from Crozet. I’ve been here most of my life. I like the small town feel. You can count on your neighbors to help out.”

Where did you go to school?
“I went to Radford University. I graduated this year with a BBA in Management and Marketing.”

“Every day is different. There is always something new for us to do. You could be working in the warehouse one day and then making SKUs later. I like the variety.”

So far what has been your favorite thing about working here?
“I really like the office culture here. I feel like the company really cares about the employees with the staff store and the lunch discounts we get.”

What is a typical day like for you?
“Every day here is different. There is always something new for us to do. You could be working in the warehouse one day and then making SKUs later. I like the variety.”

What have you learned since you’ve been here?
“I have learned how a real eCommerce business operates, and how much goes into the back-end of online stores.”

What kind of music do you listen to?
“I listen to a little bit of everything – rock, country, soul. I have a pretty diverse palette.”

What was your first concert?
“I saw Lil Durk when he came to Radford.”

If you could go to any concert who would you see?
“The Eagles”

How do you spend your free time?
“In my free time I like to go fishing, ride my motorcycle, or spend time with friends and family.”

What is your favorite lunch spot in Crozet?
“My favorite lunch spot in Crozet would have to be Sal’s. I have been going since I was a child, and I still love it!”

Brennen

Musictoday 2018 Intern Brennen
Where are you from?
“I was born in Mechanicsville, Virginia outside of Richmond, but grew up in Williamsburg.”

Where do you go to school?
“I transferred from Virginia Tech to James Madison University. I’m studying Media, Art, and Design, with a minor in the Music Industry.”

So far what has been your favorite thing about working at Musictoday?
“I like learning about all of the different aspects of the company. I aspire to do music management and artists and repertoire, so it’s been good to get my foot in the door and get an idea of how things work in the industry.”

What kind of music do you listen to?
“Growing up I listened to a lot of heavy metal like Metallica and Chevelle. Now I listen to mostly hip-hop, both old and new.”

What was you first concert?
“My first concert was Metallica with my dad. Lamb of God opened.

Thanks for your time, Jacob and Brennen. Keep up the great work!


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About the Author: Kelsey McKechnie is a Marketing Assistant at Musictoday. She assists with projects across corporate content development, SEO, email marketing, affiliate marketing and wherever else help is needed!