The cred team is excited to welcome another intern for the spring semester! Our intern program is as unique as cred, offering newcomers a chance to take a deep dive into the world of communications and events—from pitching clients for conferences to supporting speaking opportunities and researching industry events.
We sat down with Sonali Gupta, a senior graduating in May from the University of San Francisco, to chat through her experience. From interning at Chirps Chips, a startup featured on Shark Tank and backed by Mark Cuban, to joining us for the spring, we loved hearing about Sonali’s path to cred.
Check out our full interview below!
cred: Where are you going to school and what are you studying?
Sonali Gupta: I’m currently at the University of San Francisco and I’m studying Business Marketing!
cred: Why did you choose to study marketing?
SG: I chose to pursue marketing because there’s so many different aspects to it (digital, social media, product, etc) and over the course of my studies and classes I realized I was passionate about digital marketing.
cred: Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
SG: I’m originally from Sacramento so it was a big change for me to move to San Francisco, which is such a populous and a busy city. I love brunching on the weekends and spending time at Dolores Park with friends. I am obsessed with Game of Thrones and I love binge watching random shows on Netflix!
cred: What do you want to achieve while interning at cred?
SG: My past experiences have been heavily focused on digital marketing and a little bit on events, so I really want to get more experience in the PR/communications industry and learn more about the backend work of running events. It is nice to see that cred focuses on events, because not a lot of companies do that. Being able to tap into that niche market and help run events seamlessly is very useful for people who want to have an audience to talk to. I’m super excited for all the new things I’m going to learn!
cred: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
SG: Taco Bell Chalupas 24/7.
cred: Can you give us one interesting fact about yourself?
SG: I interned at a startup (Chirps Chips) that was featured on Shark Tank and invested in by Mark Cuban!
cred: What is one thing you want to accomplish in the next five years?
SG: My dad and I have a few new entrepreneurial ideas for products and companies, so I really want to work with him to start a company of my own!