For the three week May Term, rising Senior Kim Rogers is interning at Emerge, the business incubator collaboration at Simpson College.
Kim is working on developing the volleyball side of PlayTagger, a tool that allows high school athletes to post their game videos and tag their important plays for easy access and viewing by college and university coaches. In the Spring term, another group of students worked on developing the marketing strategy of the site and the rugby side. Kim immediately jumped in beginning work on volleyball. Some of her big projects so far have included updating the statistics labeling, uploading some of her own video to be used as an example (Kim is the captain of the Simpson volleyball team), and doing direct outreach to club volleyball teams and social media networking to improve the visibility of the site.
Kim’s internship will end in one week at the end of May Term, but she is excited to see the future of the site and hopes to stay involved.
Emerge is a partnership business incubator currently housed on the Simpson College campus. The Indianola Development Association and Indianola Municipal Utility are partners in the project. Through Emerge, start up entrepreneurs and students work together to grow businesses in the Indianola community.
If you are a student interested in participating in an internship or the fall semester course, or an entrepreneur looking to partner with students, please contact Chris Draper.