I am currently celebrating my 15th year working with Upper Deck and I am always amazed by how much I have learned and grown in my time here. But you don’t have to work for the company for over a decade to learn about the business. In fact, we have a new crop of interns that work with us each semester and frequently over the winter and summer breaks who love being able to learn about the sports and entertainment collectibles industry first-hand. Just recently we were privileged to have Taylor Madigan and Bill Chen working with us over the winter break. These Cal Berkeley freshmen were a huge help to our marketing and entertainment teams. Here’s a little bit on what they enjoyed most from their experience working with UD:
“For the past few weeks we had the wonderful opportunity of interning at Upper Deck. This has been a fantastic first internship for the both of us! We were surrounded by a supportive and helpful team and gained valuable hands-on experience in areas such as marketing, research and customer care.
“Much of our time at Upper Deck revolved around the development and promotion of the new Marvel deck-building game called Legendary™. At first, our perspective was that of consumers unfamiliar with deck-building games, but under the guidance of the game developers, we quickly mastered the game’s concepts and were able to assist the team with promoting the fun of the game in the market.
“Although Legendary™ contains over 500 playable cards with more on the way, the game itself is very easy to learn. The game brings to life some of Marvel’s most memorable characters and the original artwork is beautifully crafted where players often stop to admire some of the scenes depicted. The game contains competitive and co-operative elements, appealing to the cutthroat and the collaborative player; but more than anything, it is just a lot of fun to play!
“It was a rewarding experience working with the talented and creative Upper Deck staff who work on Legendary™ and it is clear to us the game has a bright future. Being able to learn how a company works to develop a game like this and roll it out to their fans was awesome to behold. There was so much happening behind the scenes that fans don’t realize happens in bringing a game like this to market, but we are sure happy we were able to learn about it as it was an eye-opening experience to say the least. Thanks for the opportunity Upper Deck!”
If you are currently enrolled in college and are interested in an internship opportunity with Upper Deck, please email your resume to UpperDeckMarketing@upperdeck.com along with information on your availability. We are always looking to bring on a few good interns to help with new products and programs!