Hi! My name is Eric. To get to the point, I love Airbnb. I have for a while and there’s never been a better time to let the world know. This is attempt number three at an Airbnb internship. I am impossible to discourage and am even more excited by what Airbnb is doing today. I value creative communication, collaborative consumption and am looking to make a dent in the universe with both. So Airbnb, if you’re reading, this is what love (and persistance) looks like.”
August 21st, 2010
Moves to Copenhagen for four months. Looking for an adventure in Europe.
September 14th, 2010
Discovers Airbnb and a love affair with it begins. Can’t tell the girlfriend.
October 13th, 2010
Creates Airbnb profile. Still hasn’t told girlfriend yet.
October 29th, 2010
Stays in Paris at Olivier’s Airbnb apartment. Has a blast. Informs girlfriend, she’s cool with it.
October 31st, 2010
Spends Halloween at Raul’s Airbnb apartment in Spain. Discovers tapas. Nom.
January 7th, 2011
Stays at Venetia’s Airbnb apartment in San Francisco. Introduces girlfriend to Airbnb.
January 8th, 2011
Realizes that this Venetia is the Venetia, an Airbnb celebrity.
Tells anyone who will listen about Airbnb and why they need to try it.
Starts working at Rentalic. Long term relationship with collaborative consumption begins.
Starts casual carpooling to work in San Francisco. Sharing is awesome.
Still won’t stop telling everyone about Airbnb.
Begins journey to launch a casual carpooling startup venture.
Wins campus startup competition. Booyah.
Puts venture plan on hold. Wants to go learn from the best in SF first.
Applies to Airbnb. Dreams of working in their
San Francisco office (Sales & Account Manager Internship)
Heartbreak. Narrowly misses internship.
The big leagues. Starts internship at Sequoia Capital.
Looking good. Starts contract work for Indochino.
Applies to work at Airbnb Copenhagen. Needs to have
Scandinavian citizenship . . .
Got it! Starting my journey at Airbnb with the incredibly talented US Sales and Activation Team.
The US SACT team is finishing the year strong and plans to have another winning season in 2013.
Found my sweet spot working to discover powerful insights through data for the US SACT team.
Moves over to the Product team as a Coordinator to learn from the Product Managers.