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A Big Thanks to Fluent’s Awesome Summer Interns!

This summer, we welcomed six interns to the Fluent team as a part of our Leadership Development program. Each of them had the opportunity to get an inside look into what it’s like to work at a digital marketing company and be a part of a close knit team. We’re very sad (and jealous) to see them head back to school, but before we send them off, we thought we’d ask them a couple of questions about their experience working at Fluent. Keep reading to find out what makes our interns so awesome.


Alex Kruper – Traffic

My name is Alex Kruper and I will be starting my final year at the University of Scranton, in Pennsylvania this fall. Yes, that’s where “The Office” took place and no, nothing else interesting has ever happened there. I am a marketing major at the University of Scranton and am currently the Traffic/Network Development intern here at Fluent. Even though I am a 21 year old college student, there are aspects of my personality that reflect those of old man. I enjoy collecting coasters, carving wood, and going to bed at 8:30 (9:30 if I’m feeling wild). I am very happy that the Fluent Team has given me to opportunity to learn about the fast paced world of digital performance marketing and am excited to be a part of this ever changing industry.

If you had to choose one word to describe Fluent, what would it be?

If I had to choose one word to describe fluent it would be fast-paced! Fluent has come so far in such a short time and there is no sign of slowing down any time soon. It is so exciting to be a part of such an amazing company witch such high goals. “The sky is the limit” doesn’t nearly give Fluent justice to where they are heading in the future.

What was your favorite part about working at Fluent?

My favorite part of my internship at Fluent was being able to learn about this industry from the best company in the space. I was able to get a good grasp on the ins and outs of Fluent from people who are so enthusiastic and determined to succeed. Not only did I learn about the industry but I made so many new connections with people that have become (or at least were really good at pretending to be) my friends. Being an intern at Fluent was an amazing way to spend my summer and I want to thank everyone for this great opportunity.



Ellie Schultz – Sales

I’m an incoming senior at Northwestern University. My two areas of study are Psychology and Communication Studies. Originally I’m from Dallas, Texas. No, I don’t wear cowboy boots and I never rode a horse to school. Yes, country music is nice but there is a time and a place for it; though I usually make it my mission to avoid those times and places. Now a little bit about me that you won’t learn from reading my résumé or looking at my driver’s license. I really enjoy movies and have a vast DVD collection, though I might be the only person who still buys DVDs (can’t resist the special features). I am easily amused and I love puns. I also have a sarcastic sense of humor. (Yes, I realize these are somewhat opposite senses of humor but it all makes me laugh).

If you had to choose one word to describe Fluent, what would it be?


What was your favorite part about working at Fluent?

Getting to work with such bright and driven people.


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Justin Fang – Accounting

I’m Justin Fang, the Accounting/Finance intern at FluentCo. I’m 20 years old, live in Queens, and have 2 older brothers. I go to SUNY New Paltz where I’m majoring in Accounting. I play League of Legends during my free time. I like to eat sweet potatoes.

If you had to choose one word to describe Fluent, what would it be?


What was your favorite part about working at Fluent?

Updating daily receipt journals.


Kevin Riehl – Market Research

I am a rising senior at Rutgers University majoring in Economics and Political Science. On campus, I serve as a Resident Assistant, the president of GlobeMed at Rutgers, and as a founding member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon NJ-Rho chapter. Aside from school, I love learning about technology, dabble in the world of (mostly nerdy) video games, and don’t like anything more than spending time with people that I enjoy – and… maybe a night out as well. I was born and raised in New Jersey, which I have learned dubs me as a “tunnel rat”, and didn’t even leave the state for college. Now, I couldn’t be more excited at the opportunity to work in New York this summer, try out all the crazy cuisine I can possibly find, people watch at every opportunity, and learn as much as possible from Fluent and all the people here.

If you had to choose one word to describe Fluent, what would it be?

One word to describe Fluent: Adaptive. Although I have only been here 3 months working with product, I have seen the company adapt to industry climate change and new market opportunities with fluidity and creativity – numerous times.

What was your favorite part about working at Fluent?

My favorite part of the internship was the overall ability to be immersed in the culture, processes, and way of thinking that is ubiquitous with a start-up company. It has allowed me to get an overhead view of how Fluent operates and the opportunity to work on projects that have long-term impact and meaning.



Mackenzie Meyer – Marketing

I’m going into my senior year at Elon University in North Carolina where I have a major in Strategic Communications. While on campus I have two jobs (one at the front desk of my student center, the other as a tour guide) and am involved in a sorority as the VP of Communications. I love country music (even though I’ve grown up in NJ), crafting, and FOOD! My dream is to take a road trip all over the US and try all the food that was featured on ‘Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives’! I’m so excited to have this opportunity to have the opportunity to be working and learning so much at Fluent.

If you had to choose one word to describe Fluent, what would it be?

Eccentric- everyone is a little bit different and fun, but when it all comes together it works.

What was your favorite part about working at Fluent?

I have two…

  1. Sitting by the dart board…there’s always something going on that makes my day a little bit more fun.
  2. Helping with the golf tournament! I cant wait to see it all come together next week. 



Patrick Lee – Compliance

I’m finishing up my last year at Columbia University, majoring in Economics-Mathematics.  Before Columbia, I graduated from the Borough of Manhattan Community College with an Associates in Business Management.  I’ve held many jobs; I used to be a legal assistant, I’ve managed a paintball field, I owned a concession stand, I hung Christmas lights for a friend’s business and even tried my hand at electrical work (which went horribly).  On my free time I love to ride and work on my motorcycle, a 2002 Triumph Speed Triple 955i and I dabble in various other DIY hobbies.

If you had to choose one word to describe Fluent, what would it be?

Motivating – From the challenging work to the dart board; work here is never a dull moment.

What was your favorite part about working at Fluent?

The favorite part of the internship was being able to have a hand in creating something and being an actual part of the team.  I had a second internship at the New York City Office of Emergency Management which I left after a month to come intern full time at Fluent.  The work, environment, and co-workers are all amazing.

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