We are excited to welcome Jacob Young to the BOLD team as our newest Retail Intern!
This Missouri native and Supply Chain Management major joins the BOLD team to learn the ins and outs of the eCommerce industry as well as to gain keen insight into BOLD’s unique end-to-end approach.
Here's a bit more about Jacob in his own words...
What’s your hometown?
I am from Joplin, MO. After graduating high school, I moved down to Fayetteville, AR to attend the University of Arkansas and have been here for the last 3 years.
Why did you decide to join BOLD Strategies?
I applied for the Venture Intern Program through the U of A to be paired with a company as an intern. After making it through some selection processes, I had the opportunity to meet with Horacio. We went through some things that Bold Strategies was doing for CPG companies and how they were improving their e-commerce. After our conversation, I was hoping I would get the chance to be a part of an innovative team. I jumped at the offer when I got it!
What’s the first thing you ever bought on Amazon.com? What does that say about you?
The first thing I bought from Amazon.com was 4 dozen baseballs and a batting tee. At the time, I was still in high school sports, and I was wanting to get some good practice in. If I remember right, I was in a pretty big hitting slump. I think that it shows how much I enjoy sports and how I try to improve myself.
What’s your favorite book?
1984 by George Orwell
What’s your favorite place?
A body of water. I love the lake and the ocean!
“I’m happiest when I’m…”
Spending time with friends and family or when I am outside. I enjoy hunting, fishing, sports and anything active. The best combination is when I am doing those things with the people that I am close with.
“People would be surprised to know that..”
I enjoy reading. I try to read about a book a month and I like both fiction and non-fiction.