AMP Security Offers Summer Internship Program to College Students at Universities throughout the Western United States

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AMP Security hired more than 500 college students for summer sales internships in its office locations in the Midwest and East Coast for the summer of 2012.

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard,” are the words Joey Howell, AMP Security’s top sales rep for three years running, lives by. Joey Howell was recruited from Boise State University several years ago and has become a legend at AMP and in the home security industry. In 2011, Joey Howell set a new sales record for AMP and has already surpassed that record in 2012. Joey says that “Sales reps always ask me: ‘What’s your secret?’ I wish I had an easy answer. The fact is that there is no secret or shortcut to this job. I have all the same tools as any of the reps. I am typically on the doors earlier than required, and I don’t stop knocking until 30 minutes after dark, without exception. I can’t control everything that happens when I’m on the doors, but I can control the amount of time and effort I put in each day. I have learned some valuable lessons through this job over the years, and if there was one thing I could pass on to my fellow reps, it’s this: hard work! There is no substitute for it.” (

Each summer AMP Security hires college students as independent contractors for summer internships in its sales offices throughout the United States. This summer AMP hired more than 500 sales reps for positions in its offices across the East Coast and Midwestern United States. College students have the opportunity to spend summer break selling security systems to homeowners through door-to-door and referral based marketing techniques, and earn great money in commissions made for each sale. AMP provides company housing that its interns may elect to live in while getting to spend the summer in a new part of the country where most interns have never lived. This year, AMP recruited students throughout schools in Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Washington, Colorado, and Nevada to participate in its summer sales program. (
For Brett Harris, AMP’s top first year sales rep last summer, the key to a successful summer is to stay mentally tough. His sales experience in the gym industry helped him develop that mental toughness. The success he has found in this industry has a higher satisfaction level for Brett because of the earning potential and the competitive atmosphere. He draws from the discipline he has developed in bodybuilding to help him more easily commit to a six day, 60 hour workweek all summer. Brett is willing to give up short-term comfort for long-term gain. This summer Brett is managing a team in Virginia and is leading the company in total office sales. Brett is also shattering his last year’s sales record and making phenomenal commissions over the summer months. (

Summer interns work six days and 50-60 hours per week. Interns practice sales techniques each day with their managers and begin the day with a sales correlation meeting in which interns participate in mock sales (commonly referred to as role plays), set goals for the day and week, ask questions of experienced sales team members, and map out territory for the coming day. At the completion of the summer program, interns have not only made excellent money, but have also developed skills in salesmanship, communication, all while increasing their mental toughness and work ethic. (

Shane Hall, an Idaho resident, is one of AMP’s top sales managers, leading “Team Relentless”. Shane is on track to shatter his best sales year of all-time. Shane has also now made history as the 3-time winner of AMP’s annual sales tournament. This is a March Madness style tournament in which sales reps across the company compete for various prizes – one of many competitions that incentivize sales reps to reach their goals. It’s amazing to see how hard reps sales are willing to push themselves to battle it out in each round. Winners of each bracket receive prizes ranging from iPods to Xboxes to an all-expense paid Hawaiian vacation. This tournament is one of several competitions and incentives AMP offers its sales reps each summer. Shane Hall once again defended his title as champion for 2012. Shane states, “I would rather die than not give my all today. I’d rather lose giving it all than win giving less.” This attitude has led Shane to set a high bar during competition weeks that no one has been able to defeat. (¬found=true)

“Sales internships are not for everyone. We are only looking for the cream of the crop. We strive to hire students that are hardworking, self-motivated, disciplined, competitive and have a strong drive to succeed. Knocking doors six days a week in the hot summer sun can be grueling work. But those that have the mental stamina and positive mind-set can make excellent money and develop skills that will benefit them the rest of their lives,” says Johnny Hebda, Vice President of Sales for AMP. While a student at Brigham Young University in 2005, Hebda spent his summer break in Charlotte, North Carolina as a sales intern. Hebda stated, “It was the hardest job I had ever done, but in 3 ½ months I was able to pay for college and enjoy a comfortable lifestyle the other eight months of the year. In a struggling economy, there is no better opportunity a college student can have both for experience and earning potential.” (

AMP Security is excited for its record-breaking sales year and is once again investing heavily for another recruiting season, which begins in September in preparation for next summer. Students wishing to participate in AMP’s summer sales program are encouraged to apply at Applicants will go through a series of interviews and trainings prior to being offered a position.

It can be a sacrifice to leave the comfort of one’s home for the summer, where many students are spending time with friends, relaxing by the pool, and enjoying their break, but for those students who have what it takes and are driven to get ahead it is an excellent opportunity. They will look back on the experience, as first year sales rep Rob Dickson did, and say, it “was a life changing experience!” (    
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