StrideLabs Consulting Internship

Briana Stout

Briana Stout

Salesforce Consultant Intern

Get to know Briana Stout, the First StrideLabs Consulting Intern!

Q: How did you become interested in Salesforce?

I became interested in Salesforce during a conversation I was having with a friend about my desire to pivot into the tech industry. I went to check out Trailhead and instantly fell in love with the platform because it was user friendly and the trails (lessons) were fun and engaging. I practiced on my own for a few months, then invested in myself by enrolling in a Salesforce & Gainsight bootcamp with MyTechBestFriend. A proud accomplishment of mine was becoming certified as a Systems Administrator and Gainsight Associate Admin, before completing the bootcamp.

Q: How did you hear about StrideLabs?

I learned about StrideLabs through a networking opportunity during which Michele reached out to me in early 2022. Initially, there was not an opportunity available aligned with what I was seeking, however, Michele and I kept in contact over the course of a few months. Months passed by and Michele presented the StrideLabs internship program and I became excited immediately. I’ve been applying to jobs and interviewing on my own, but have been getting rejected due to my entry-level experience.

Q: What did you hope at the start of your internship?

StrideLabs is a great opportunity and program for me because they focus on helping and serving underrepresented black and Latina women, and I identify as both. Being a part of an organization that is focused on helping black women excel and advance is an organization I want to be engaged with. I am forever grateful for this learning and growth opportunity, as I know it is a stepping stone for the next step in my Salesforce career.

Q: What are you enjoying the most about my internship?

I am enjoying being a Salesforce Consultant intern, working with the Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program! Being a consultant involves wearing multiple hats, providing, and creating endless solutions to meet your client’s  objectives.I have been leading and a part of client Discovery calls, which have been quite intriguing and enjoyable. Listening and repeating back your customer’s requirements are key to being successful. I am excited to start creating and building in the sandbox to streamline my client’s systems and processes. I get to see all aspects of what it is like to be a consultant, while receiving feedback from the project manager and consultant coaches along the way. 

Q: What has it been like working with StrideLabs team?

They have been very supportive and check in with my mental well being as well. I am going to gain so much experience from this program that I would not have been able to gain elsewhere and am forever grateful for the opportunity!