This “How I Met This Entrepreneur” article tells the story of how our intern-turned employee, John Priore, met KazSource CEO, Eric Kasimov.
There I was, a junior at Western Carolina University.
As a junior in college, I was stuck in a weird stage where I had time on my hands while also freaking out about what I was going to do after graduation. I decided to take the proactive approach and get an internship.
Western Carolina did not require internships for Marketing and Management majors, but I was watching countless people graduate from my program only to find themselves unable to find jobs in their field, or forced to work jobs they completely despised.
I vowed to myself that I would be different.
I went the traditional route applying for internships, but while I got some good call-backs and leads, none of these opportunities really called my name. Then I realized that if I wanted to be different, I shouldn’t search for an
internship the same way as everybody else.
So what did I do?
I resorted to Twitter.
After conducting a few searches for internship opportunities in the Charlotte area, I came across a tweet from Eric Kasimov.
So, I shot him a direct message—direct messaging works, people!–followed by multiple phone calls, emails, and an in-person interview.
Fast forward to today, I am out of college working full time with Eric at KazSource.
And that’s how I met this entrepreneur, Eric Kasimov.