Axel Blocker ’13

Major: International Relations. Hometown: La Jolla, California.

Hanson Fellow in Business Development

FeedMagnet | Austin, Texas

Week 6:

August 27, 2012 | After some waiting and prodding past clients with reminder e-mails, we got some results. Most of the responses were from business orientated clients, so there was too much to be said about FeedMagnet’s technical performance. However, FeedMagnet was ranked very highly in terms of customer satisfaction – meaning that we’ve been doing our job quite […]

Week 5:

August 17, 2012 | We’re still waiting for the customer surveys to come in, I’ve been helping out operations in the company. FeedMagnet has been getting a lot of clients in lately, and therefore its become necessary to go into past files and reorganize things to be more streamlined. FeedMagnet keeps data of all its deals, implementation material, and […]

Week 4:

August 13, 2012 | Now that Frank is back, the ball has started rolling on what my main project is: customer feedback. FeedMagnet currently functions something like a design studio, clients come with an idea that they want implemented, and FeedMagnets puts it together.  FeedMagnet’s leadership wishes to somehow orient the firm towards providing a product to clientele instead. […]

Week 3:

August 1, 2012 | Board game night was a blast. Most of the company was over at a co-worker’s house to have a night of board games like Settlers of Catan and Arkham Horror. FeedMagnet is truly a group of geeks, they work hard, and the play hard. This week I’ve really been waiting on getting company feedback on […]

Week 2:

July 26, 2012 | The second week has gone well. I got started on my main project. During my stay at FeedMagnet, I will be drafting, sending, and analyzing feedback from FeedMagnet’s previous clients about the company’s performance, service quality, and other issues. I first started by reviewing the contractual agreements between FeedMagnet and past companies to get a […]

Week 1:

July 17, 2012 | I arrived in Austin, Texas on July 6th without any incident. A co-worker of mine, who will be overseeing me during the internship picked me up and gave me a tour of Austin. Its a strange city in transition (hence the motto “Keep Austin weird.”), due to large urban growth and gentrification of certain neighborhoods. […]