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Dreamforce Bound: Former Silverliners Compete in Salesforce Student Case Contest

By 11.15.19
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Two former Silverline interns, Rachel & Alyssa Ream, were recently invited to Dreamforce to compete in the Salesforce Student Case Contest. The twin sisters helped start a Salesforce Student Program at Illinois State University, where they both go to school.

Salesforce Student Programs help students learn in-demand job skills and connect to opportunities, from mentorship to employment. There will be an estimated 4.2 million new jobs in the Salesforce ecosystem by 2024.

How did you come to intern at Silverline?

We participated in the Salesforce Student Case Contest for Dreamforce in 2018 and while we were at Dreamforce they had a career fair. We ended up meeting some local Silverliners, like Lizz Hellinga, and stayed in touch. They offered us a summer internship in Chicago on the Sales Effectiveness Team.

How would you describe your internship (type, length, daily work)?

Rachel – We worked five days a week, full-time over the summer. We were in the city about three days a week and worked from home the other two days. 

Alyssa – We worked on a lot of stuff for the Med Device and Life Sciences industry. We also helped Fred Cadena, VP of Financial Services, update a lot of accounts in Salesforce and helped do research on how to get new leads. 

Where are you in school? What do you study?

We both go to Illinois State University and graduate in May 2020. We are majoring in Marketing with a focus on Integrated Marketing Communications and Advanced Marketing Analytics. 

How did you get involved in the Dreamforce Student Case Competition?

Rachel – We first heard about the competition because we were on the executive board for a Salesforce Student Group at our school, which is similar to Salesforce Community/User Groups. We meet once a month and go over different trails, modules, and have speakers from the industry come in. It’s a fun way to get other students involved in the Salesforce ecosystem and help students enhance their resume for employers with Salesforce.

Can you tell us about making it to the finals? 

We made it to the finals by being in the top 4 out of 100 applications. Salesforce is flying our team to Dreamforce to present our solution on stage. Salesforce partners with one non-profit each year and this time it was the America Heart Association. Their goal was to increase digital integration, storytelling, and marketing to a younger audience. We created a solution by building a custom developer Org where they can create a community about each of the problems. We helped create custom objects, fields, dashboards, and an app. 

What are your hopes for your careers following DF19?

We both want to stay within the Salesforce ecosystem, whether that be with a Salesforce partner or working for Salesforce itself. 


Make sure to catch their presentation on Thursday, November 21st, from 11:30 AM – 12:10 PM in the Moscone West, Surfside Theatre. 

Be sure to follow Silverline on social media at @silverlinecrm to keep up with #DF19 in real time.

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