Reflections and Lessons Learned as the Creative Artist and Writer in Residence

This summer, after graduating from Wellesley College, I had the incredible opportunity to engage with the Summer Catalyst program as the Creative Artist and Writer in Residence. Over the past 10 weeks, I have collaborated with entrepreneurs and the Blank Center team, contributed to marketing and communication efforts, and developed skills in sales, marketing, finance,…

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Innovation Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Summer Catalyst entrepreneurs and the Blank Center team have found creative ways to continue fostering innovation. As the Creative Artist and Writer in Residence at Summer Catalyst, I had the pleasure of working closely with entrepreneurs and the Blank Center team. Throughout the summer, I captured and shared their stories, accomplishments,…

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Summer Catalyst: Week 10

It’s hard to believe that Week 10 was the final week of Summer Catalyst! The 16 Summer Catalyst venture teams achieved major milestones, developed their skills, learned new lessons, and made lasting connections with friends and mentors. They engaged in Hot Seat Sessions, Lunch and Learns, Team Updates, Creative Consultations, and Office Hours. They learned…

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Cultural Trends

When somebody is trying to evaluate country’s potential for an independent study or research, they pay close attention to the youth. Young people are viewed as an asset for development, and depending on their perceptions of the future and the goal that they want to work towards, the country has a chance to enhance the…

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Why No Exercise Should be Considered too Simple

As strength coach it is commonplace to have an exercise database arranged in a series of progressions and regression. Progression are used when an exercise is too easy for an athlete while regressions can be pulled out when they need something more simple.  Sometimes these basic regression are the bare minimum of a movement patter.…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: ReServe

According to Plastic Oceans International, we produce “over 300 million tons of plastic every year, 50% of which is for single use purposes…More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year.” Alarmed by the deleterious environmental effects of single use plastics, Mild Suwanpimolkul MBA’21 was eager to make a difference,…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: BONAMI FOOD PRODUCTS

Four years ago, Felix Guelfucci MSEL ’20 volunteered with Gawad Kalinga, a NGO in the Philippines, and realized something about himself: He is passionate about using his skills to address social problems. Seeing firsthand the needs of local communities, he became interested in social entrepreneurship. Fast forward to BONAMI, gourmet seafood products with a social…

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How to turn your internship to a job offer?

As an international student, one of the biggest challenges I face is “you are great, but we cannot afford to sponsor you” phrase. If you manage to land on an internship that means the company is already interested in you. Next step should be impressing them even more so that the expense of hiring you…

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How to stand out in your intern class

I have always prided myself on the approach of doing things differently, by adding a creative twist and working harder to bring ideas to life. I believe that innovation is what pushes us forward to an incredible future. Innovation comes from seeing that the way we do things can be better, utilizing our unique perspective.…

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