'Super Intern' with 47 Juicy Job Offers Settles on Prominent Canadian Tech Startup

by Knowlton Thomas | Startups

Calgary native Maeghan Smulders graduated from Mount Royal University last June with 29 job offers. For the 24-year-old, that wasn't enough.

She launched ProjectONE12, a speed interning initiative that saw her roll through concurrent unpaid internships, from a week to a month apiece, at 10 different companies across the continent over 112 days. The project ended up taking longer and resulted in another 18 job offers - one from every company she interned at, plus eight from the publicity of the project.

47 job offers later, she's now an employee of Montreal's Beyond the Rack, a prominent and rapidly growing Canadian tech startup.

Fittingly, BTR was the super intern's last and longest stint. For her, the blend of innovation, rapid growth, and fashion created the perfect opportunity.

Maeghan starts June 11, according to The Star, where the startup has created a position just for her - she will manage a department focused on marketing and business development.

"I can see them being the next billion-dollar company," she says of Beyond the Rack.

Beyond the Rack
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Beyond the Rack is a private shopping club for women and men who want designer brand apparel and accessories at prices up to 80% off retail. We obtain authentic designer merchandise and provide it exclusively to our members through limited-time events. Each event starts at a specific time and typically lasts only 48 hours. After each event ends the merchandise is no longer available. Members... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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