Meet my mother, Laura Chandler Ericson, she joined ESMS in June 2010! Laura has had two distinguished careers during her pre-retirement years, the first as a special education teacher and the second as Director of Vocational Services at the Devereux Foundation. Laura has her Undergraduate Degree from Penn State University in Elementary Education and Special Education. Laura also worked on her Master’s Degree with Penn State University in Special Education. We are blessed to have her talent and wisdom help us grow to the next level. Laura plays a vital role in our ESMS strategic planning. She is also the key to The Stephen Chandler Ericson Foundation’s growth and development.
Meet Sarah DeLuca! Sarah was our first ESMS Intern from September of 2010 to January of 2011. Her five months here began the internship program we have today! Sarah graduated from West Chester University in May of 2011 as a Marketing Major and now works for Harwood House as a Review Specialist. Harwood House is a non-profit halfway house. Congratulations and Continued SUCCESS!
Meet Ashley Dennon! In May of 2011, Ashley Dennon joined the ESMS family as an intern and was here until she graduated as a Marketing Major at West Chester University in May of 2012. Ashley worked on newsletter development, social media, radio show management and working with the ESMS client base. Ashley moved on to her full time career in August of 2012 with American Hearing Aid Associates and then moved to The PA Institute of Public Accountants as a Marketing Coordinator. She currently is working as a Marketing Coordinator at Oliver Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical. We wish her continued success! Congratulations Ashley!
“I worked at ESMS from 2011-2012 and the relationship I gained with Cynthia and the other interns is something other places can’t offer. I gained better communication skills and learned how to manage multiple projects simultaneously. ESMS is a small company but what really counts is the type of environment that Cynthia has built for her interns and her clients. She treats everyone like family. She openly encourages new ideas and loves hearing our feedback on projects. I believe my year and a half has helped me in my career as a marketing assistant.”
Meet Victoria Brandolini! Victoria joined the ESMS team in February of 2012 and was here until November of 2012 as an intern. Victoria graduated from Penn State University in May of 2011 with a degree in Marketing. Victoria worked on The Stephen Chandler Ericson Foundation and client projects. Victoria moved on to her full time career in May of 2012 with PHD Worldwide. She then became a Marketing Supervisor at Maxus, a global network of local media planning and buying agencies, in New York, NY. She currently works as a Client Services Manager at BuzzFeed! We wish her continued success! Congratulations Victoria!
Meet Daniel Martin! Dan joined the ESMS team in April of 2012 until November of 2012 as an intern. Dan was a 2011 graduate of Saint Joseph’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Dan focused on The Stephen Chandler Ericson Foundation, IT (Information Technology) and client projects. Dan moved on to his full time career in August of 2012 at RatnerPrestia as a Marketing Associate. He currently works as a Business & Finance Marketing Assistant at Ballard Spahr LLP. We wish him continued success! Congratulations Dan!
“Interning for Cynthia taught me invaluable lessons about communication in marketing that have prepared me for a career in the field. Cynthia’s professionalism and diligent work ethic are just some of her attributes that reflect in the work that she does. She is well researched and will give you unmatched personal attention to help your business succeed.”
Meet Julieanne Villante! Jules joined the ESMS team in February of 2012 as an intern until December of 2012. Jules was a Marketing major at West Chester University and graduated in 2012. Jules focused on managing new interns, radio show management, the foundation and working with the ESMS client base. Jules moved on to her full time career in January of 2013 at Double H Plastics Inc., a packaging company, as a sales and marketing associate. We wish her continued success! Congratulations Jules!
Meet Lauren Kolowitz! Lauren joined the ESMS team from August through December of 2012 as an intern. Lauren was a Marketing major at West Chester University and graduated in 2013. Currently Lauren is at Enterprise Rent a Car as a Management Assistant. We wish Lauren continued success as she continues her corporate career! Best of Luck Lauren!
Meet Elizabeth Williams! Liz joined the ESMS team in November of 2012 until May of 2013 as an intern. Liz was a Marketing and Accounting double major at West Chester University and graduated in 2015. Liz was focused on ESMS social media and client projects. Liz is currently with Lincoln Financial Group as an IT Project Manager. We wish her continued success. Congratulations!
Meet Samantha Robinson! Sam joined the ESMS team in June of 2013 as an intern and was with us until September 2013. Samantha was a Marketing major at West Chester University and graduated in December of 2014. Sam was focused on social media, radio show management, and other client projects. Sam now works at a Digital Communications Specialist at the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley. We wish you continued success! Congratulations Sam!
“I interned with Cynthia Ericson, president and owner of Ericson Strategic Marketing Solutions, in the summer of 2013. During my internship I worked directly with prospective clients, learned how to develop and create email marketing campaigns and maintain various social media platforms both effectively and efficiently. Cynthia does a great job with her internship program and fosters a wonderful learning environment for undergraduate business students. I really enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of the ESMS team!”
Meet Margaret Meakim! Maggie joined the ESMS team in August of 2013 and was here until January of 2014. Maggie was a Marketing major at West Chester University and graduated in May 2014. She was focused on social media, radio show management, and other client projects! Maggie is currently working at Valley Green Inn as the Assistant Event Coordinator. We wish Maggie continued success! Congratulations!
Meet Gabrielle Damiano! Gabby joined the ESMS team in October of 2013. Gabby graduated from Susquehanna University in May of 2013 and went on to pursue her graduate degree at West Chester University. Gabby was focused on social media and other client projects. We wish you continued success, congratulations Gabby!
Meet Francesca Damiano! Francesca studied Communications at West Chester University, and graduated in May 2016. During her time with ESMS in 2014, she worked on social media for clients. We wish her continued SUCCESS! Congratulations Francesca!
Meet Colleen Ender! Colleen was with us from March until August of 2014. During her time at West Chester University Colleen studied Communications and Nutrition. Now Colleen is at Sapient Global Markets as an Associate in Sales Support and Marketing Operations in New York, New York. We wish you continued SUCCESS! Congratulations Colleen!
“I had the pleasure of working with Cynthia as an intern at ESMS from March-August of 2014. My internship ensured that I chose the right career path. Cynthia is determined to make sure that her interns get everything possible out of working at ESMS to prepare for the business world. She is a role model through her hard work and dedication. Thank you Cynthia for a rewarding internship experience!”
Meet Ashley Cantasano! Ashley was an ESMS intern from August to December of 2014. Ashley worked on social media platforms and attended lectures and conferences. She graduated with a degree in Marketing in May 2016, and accepted her first professional position at QVC. We wish you continued SUCCESS, Ashley!
“My first ever internship experience was with Cynthia at Ericson Strategic Marketing Solutions, my first “business world” job. From working on social media platforms to attending lectures and conferences with Cynthia, you were always working hard and never bored. I left ESMS confident I knew I had chosen the right career path as a marketer. I saw firsthand how rewarding and challenging owning your own business can be, and what a smart woman Cynthia was to balance it all successfully. I enjoyed my experience at ESMS and would recommend it to anyone!”
Meet Ashley Mattes! Ashley started at ESMS in March of 2015 and was here until December of 2015. Ashley was responsible for working on client and ESMS social media, projects for the company, and much more! She plans to graduate as a Marketing and Management major in 2017.
“Starting my first internship at ESMS has made me more confident in what I want to do in the future and feeling that I have a head start in my career. I’ve learned so much since I started in March, like populating social media, attending formal meetings, working on rebuilding the website, networking, and giving back just to name a few. This is a great place to begin the learning process and prepare for any career!”
Meet Elizabeth Ricci! Liz joined the ESMS team in March 2014 and was with us until August 2014. Liz worked on social media for our clients, projects for the company and much more! She plans to graduate in 2017 as a Nutrition major. We wish you continued success, congratulations Liz!
“Being at ESMS this summer has allowed me to experience more than just the marketing world. We diligently work with and for clients so through that I acquired skills for talking with people in a professional setting, running social media sites, and tuning into my creative side for posts. In addition to the professional setting, we were able to dive into philanthropy through attending Rotary meetings and setting up the ESMS Challenge as a way to give back to the community. My experience here has helped me grow, not only as a professional, but also as a person because I have been given the opportunity to give back and help others, an addicting idea once implanted!”
Meet Joshita Varshney! Joshita was our very first high school student and she got to experience the Marketing world for the summer! She accompanied Cynthia to OIC, Rotary and other meetings and learned how our social media service works!
“This internship at Ericson Strategic Marketing Solutions has been a fantastic experience for me. With the company having so many different facets, each day included a variety of tasks to complete. I loved working with Cynthia, who makes everyone feel right at home. As a rising junior in high school, this opportunity was a means for me to discover the marketing world and help me figure out my interests as I move forward. Overall, interning ESMS was a great way for me to learn about a local, yet impactful, company.”
Meet Bianca Spatola! Bianca started with ESMS in August of 2015 and was here until May of 2016 when she graduated as a Communication Studies Major! Here at ESMS, Bianca worked on maintaining social media pages, Blog posts, YouTube videos, and much more! She has recently accepted her first professional position as an Intake Scheduling Coordinator at IMX Medical Management Services! We wish you continued SUCCESS, Bianca!
“Working with Cynthia Ericson has been a great experience so far! I’m learning so much about marketing in a real-world setting, and I know I will be taking these newly learned skills with me in my future career. Being that this is my first internship, I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor! Cynthia cares so much about her interns and wants them to gain as much as they can from their experiences. I look forward to all I will learn in this upcoming year!”
Meet Stephanie Sywensky! Stephanie started at ESMS in November of 2015 to May 2016 and will be returning January to May 2017. Stephanie is responsible for maintaining social media pages, Blog posts, and much more! She plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies in May of 2017.
“In just the short time that I have been working at Ericson Strategic Marketing Solutions, I have been warmly welcomed by Cynthia Ericson and the team! They have made my transition into the team an easy one by showing me the day-by-day routine of working with specific software, social media outlets, and as well as expand my networking. I am looking forward to my journey here at ESMS and am excited to increase my knowledge in the communication and marketing field!”
Meet Caroline Hipwell! Caroline started at ESMS in March and will be with us through August 2016. Caroline will be learning all about the social media channels, blog posts, Constant Contact, and much more. Caroline is a student at West Chester University pursuing two bachelor’s degrees in Communication Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies and anticipates graduation in May 2017.
“I am so excited to learn and grow with Cynthia Ericson and her team at ESMS. Everyone has been extremely welcoming and I have already learned so much about the marketing world! In my time with ESMS I hope to expand my knowledge in communication and social media.”
Meet Jennifer Gallo! Jen started at ESMS in March and will be with us through August 2016. Jen will be learning how to post on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and so much more. She will also be exploring the world of editing and videography. Jen is a Marketing major with a minor in Geography and anticipates graduating in May 2017.
“I can’t wait to spend the next couple months here at ESMS! I have already learned a lot in my short time here and am excited to learn more about the marketing field. Cynthia Ericson and the rest of the team have been extremely inviting and supportive!”
Meet Hannah Lamey! Hannah started training at ESMS in March and will be joining the team in August 2016 and will be with us through December 2016. Hannah will be responsible for maintaining client social media pages and writing blog posts. Hannah is a Marketing major and anticipates graduation in May 2017.
“Having my first internship experience at ESMS has been extremely rewarding and I have learned more than I could have ever imagined. Being the only intern during my time, it allowed me an extremely hands on experience, that I would not have been able to have anywhere else. Coming in to this internship I thought I knew everything I needed to know about social media because my generation grew up with social media at our fingertips from a very young age; however there were still so many features that I had never heard of before working with Cynthia. I have received vast amounts of knowledge about social media, marketing proposals, Videography, and so much more. I am eternally grateful for this knowledge as it will help me in my future career.
Cynthia has given me so many opportunities to learn and grow by taking me to her lectures and I feel so fortunate to have been able to be a part of them. There are not enough words to explain how fortunate and grateful I am for everything Cynthia has done for me. The friendship I have made with her is something I will have for the rest of my life.”
Meet Matt Murphy! Matt started at ESMS in January 2017 and will be with us through the summer of 2017. Matt will be responsible for maintaining client social media pages and writing blog posts. Matt is a Marketing major and anticipated graduation in May of 2019.
“The Internship at Ericson Strategic Marketing Solutions has given me additional insight on the ebbs and flows of the marketing world. As a marketing major this gives me a hands-on opportunity to get a good feel for what I may be doing in my future endeavors. I have learned very many things, such as tailoring your social media channels to benefit business, advertisement generation, website clean-up, in addition to others! Although I have already learned a lot, there is still so much for me to learn, and I look forward to doing so in my time here!
Cynthia has given me the opportunity to get familiarized with things I will certainly see in the future, which has been a tremendous experience for me. I am very grateful for my experience and being part of the ESMS family.”
Meet Cameron Daniels! Cameron started at ESMS in May 2017 and will be with us through the summer of 2017. Cameron will be responsible for maintaining client social media pages and writing blog posts. Cameron is a Marketing and International Relations dual major, and her anticipated graduation is May of 2019.
“My first internship is with ESMS and I can honestly say it is the best decision. Cynthia is nurturing and helpful, providing useful feedback consistently. I specifically picked ESMS because I would be able to work hands-on with Cynthia – an experience most corporate jobs would not be able to offer. Cynthia has tons of knowledge at her fingertips and has a holistic understanding of marketing. I love the fact that I can work directly with social media – a part of the marketing world that I’ve always been so interested in.
I am so appreciative for the opportunity Cynthia has given me. She is a well-respected member of the community and someone I truly believe is a mentor and a friend to me. The experiences she has given me will last a life time and I know will continue with me throughout my marketing career.”
Meet Deanna Simonsen! Deanna started at ESMS in August 2017 and will be with us through the winter of 2017. Deanna will be responsible for maintaining client social media pages and writing blog posts. Deanna is a Marketing and Geology dual major, and her anticipated graduation is May of 2018.
“This is my first internship and I am very excited that it is with ESMS. I am still unsure of where my career will take me, but this opportunity is giving me insight into the marketing world that I would not have received without it. Being able to work hands-on with Cynthia is a unique and rewarding experience that most interns don’t receive. I look forward to what the future holds and where ESMS will take me.”
Meet Audrey Uebelhoer! Audrey stared with ESMS in February 2018, and will be with us until May 2018. Audrey will be responsible for maintaining client social media pages and writing blog posts. Audrey is a Marketing and Management dual major, and her anticipated gradation date is May of 2020.
“Interning with ESMS has been a tremendously beneficial experience for me as an aspiring marketing professional. This happens to be my first internship, and I can say with pride that ESMS has been an amazing opportunity to help push my future career and life in the right direction. The interning experience at ESMS is unlike any other company with internship opportunities. At ESMS, you work hands-on and alongside with Cynthia every day. Her knowledge and insight is something I will take with me and use for the rest of my life. I found the interpersonal interaction at ESMS extremely valuable, and was able to learn new aspects of the business world both quickly and effectively. I am excited to see what the future holds for me as a marketing professional.”
Meet Amanda Koser! Amanda started at ESMS in March 2018 and will be with us through August of 2018. Amanda will be responsible for maintaining client social media pages, working on the database management using constant contact, and scheduling, planning, and creating blog posts. Amanda is a Marketing major, and her anticipated graduation is May of 2019.
“This is my first internship, and I’m very excited to get some experience working with ESMS. I’m still not positive with what I want to do after I graduate, but I’m grateful for this opportunity to help expand my knowledge about marketing. This internship is different from most other internship opportunities because you get the opportunity to work hands-on alongside with Cynthia every day. I have already learned many useful marketing tactics that I will take with me in the future, and I can’t wait to learn even more about strategic marketing in the next couple of months. ESMS is all about relationships, and I felt as though this fits good with my personality. Cynthia taught me new aspects in marketing and business quickly and efficiently. I am excited to see what I end up working in the future with my marketing career.”
Meet Jillian Flanagan! Jillian is a Great Valley High School Graduate / May 2018 and our second high school student to join the ESMS internship program! She is with us for the summer and will learn all about the world of Marketing! Jillian’s focus will be social media and constant contact and she will also accompany Cynthia to Rotary and other meetings as the summer unfolds! Welcome Jillian!
“I was pleasantly surprised when ESMS welcomed me to their team. The other interns were college students—most of which were marketing majors. Having just graduated high school, I was anxious about being able to keep up. I’ve learned that I actually know a lot about marketing from just being a Generation Z consumer. I’ve also learned that there is a considerable amount to learn from being on the other side of the advertisements. I am not sure what I want to do with my career yet—it might not have anything to do with marketing! Either way, I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn about how marketing impacts small businesses in our community. I can’t wait to see how this internship influences my next steps.”
Meet Bhaskari “Shri” Budhavarapu! Shri started at ESMS in July 2018 and will be with us through December 2018. Shri will be responsible for maintaining client social media pages, research, creating social media calendars and writing blog posts. Shri is a 2018 graduate of Rosemont College with a B.A. in Business Management/Minor in Biology. She is currently working on her Master’s of Science in Healthcare Administration MSHCA at Rosemont College with anticipated graduation May of 2019.
“I have known about ESMS and Cynthia Ericson through their workshops held for college students. I am glad I went to the workshops, because it was really helpful and the tips I learned from these workshops have helped me in my career and future. When I got the call from Cynthia about an Internship opportunity, I was delighted and excited to be part of their team. This is my first marketing internship and it has been a different experience from previous internships. You get the opportunity to work hands-on alongside with other interns and Cynthia every day. ESMS is all about relationships and this is something I also value. Cynthia taught me new aspects in marketing and business which I am excited to use in the near future.”
Meet Alisa Colliton! Alisa started with the ESMS Team in August 2018 and will be with us through December 2018. Alisa will be responsible for maintaining client social media pages, working on the database management using constant contact and will also be creating a newsletter for ESMS. Alisa will also attend and assist in the ESMS Workshop Series. Alisa is a Marketing major at Central Penn College and her anticipated graduation is May of 2019.
“This is my first internship and I am glad I’m taking my internship here at ESMS for the next couple months. I have known Cynthia Ericson through my volunteer experience with her Sunrise Rotary Club. Just by volunteering, it was a good experience because I learned a lot. Now I’m glad I’m part of the internship team. I expect this internship will expand my social media and the marketing skills. I don’t know what I want to do after my internship is done and when I graduate from college, but this will give me a path for what I want to do in the future.”
Meet Haley Whiteman! Haley started at ESMS in October 2018 and will be with us through May 2019. Haley will be revising the Intern Manual, updating the ESMS data base, working on marketing ESMS through social media channels and Constant Contact. Haley is a Marketing major at West Chester University and her anticipated graduation is May 2019.
“This is my very first internship experience and I’m extremely thrilled it’s with ESMS and working alongside Cynthia. I admire Cynthia’s flexibility with her interns, guiding and mentoring us as we learn various aspects of business and specifically marketing. This is a great opportunity to help jumpstart my career. Building relationships and making connections is an essential part of marketing, and I have already learned so much through Cynthia and alongside the team of interns. Although I’m only here for a short amount of time, I know the valuable information that I learn here will be taken with me far into the future and even beyond my career. I haven’t decided exactly what I want to do with my career yet, but I’m confident that this internship will lead me in the right direction. I’m excited to see where this opportunity will take me as I’m beginning to build the foundation for my future career.”
Meet Christina Bewley! Christina started at ESMS in October 2018 and will be with us through May 2019. Christina will be responsible for maintaining client social media pages, research and working on the database management using Constant Contact. Christina will also work on the 2019 Stephen Chandler Ericson Scholarship Corporate Sponsorship campaigns. Christina is a Marketing major at West Chester University and her anticipated graduation is May 2020.
“ESMS is my first internship and it has been an exciting and rewarding experience! I am using concepts that we have learned in my marketing classes with “actual” clients! From the very first day of working with Cynthia and her team, I have been a part of real projects, making connections, and learning skills that I know will set me a part from others in my future career! There is always something to work on and I am very excited to see everything else that I am going to be doing as an intern in the upcoming months. This opportunity stood out to me compared to other internship programs because of the immediate feedback, direction, and guidance we get from working closely with Cynthia, her team, and clients. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity because I know this is a great platform to grow my network and experience as a marketing professional. I am eager to see everything else that I will learn being a part of the ESMS Family!”
Meet Lauren Murray! Lauren started at ESMS in October 2018 and will be with us through May 2019. Lauren will be responsible for maintaining client social media pages, research, posting and scheduling. Lauren will also revise and develop workshop power-point presentations and create a targeted campaign to our past radio show guests. Lauren is a Marketing major at West Chester University and her anticipated graduation is May 2020.
“My first internship experience with ESMS has been an amazing step in expanding and perusing my future career as a business professional. The hands-on experience that I have completed has educated me in more ways than I could have ever obtained in a classroom, and I will take these lessons with me throughout the rest of my life. Cynthia Ericson’s passion for client satisfaction and professional excellence has inspired me to continue my journey as a marketing major with optimism and creativity, while also presenting myself in a confident and educated manner for all of my future experiences. I have learned that there is so much to appreciate and enjoy about marketing and it still excites me just as much as my first day in the office! I am so thankful for Cynthia’s education, mentoring, and insight, as they have enhanced my motivation for both my career and life for the future years to come!”
Meet Julia McArdle-Coe! Julia started at ESMS in April 2019 and will be with us through the Summer of 2019. Julia manages client social media pages, scheduling and database management. Julia will be graduating in May 2020 with a Major in Business Management and a minor in HR Management.
“I am so excited to be an intern for ESMS! The opportunity Cynthia has created is unique and I have learned so much. During my internship search, I wanted a comfortable and safe environment which is exactly what ESMS provides. Additionally, I believe that the skills and knowledge I learn will be beneficial and relevant in my next endeavor. After meeting with Cynthia I realized the internship was right for me because it was something that would challenge, and excite me day in and day out. I am so lucky to be a part of this family!”
Meet Julia Stefani! Julia started at ESMS in January 2019 and will be with us through the Summer of 2019. Julia manages daily postings, scheduling and creates social media content while managing client social media pages. Julia will be graduating in May 2020 with a Major in Business Marketing.
“I have learned so much more than I could have ever anticipated. I have been working with different social media platforms, learning how to communicate properly in a professional business setting and have accompanied Cynthia to one of her keynote speeches. It is such a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere to work in. This is my first internship, and I feel so lucky to be working alongside someone with so much wisdom and experience in the marketing world. Cynthia has showed me the importance of giving back and treating people with the upmost respect. I am looking forward to spending the summer interning and learning as much as possible from this wonderful company. I will take these lessons with me throughout my marketing career, and I could not be more grateful to have started out at ESMS!”