Author: Jacob Spitz

Jacob Spitz

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

My ten-week internship has come to an end, and the time is ripe to reflect on one of the best experiences that I have ever had. I didn’t know what to expect when I had accepted an offer to work in Israel, a country that I had never been to before this internship. This summer…

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Jacob Spitz

Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions

This summer, I have been working in the Mergers & Acquisitions department at Deloitte Israel. Mostly, I have been working with Israeli companies looking to grow their business inorganically by acquiring another company outside of Israel. In my opinion, this differs a lot from M&A in the US as a lot of companies are acquiring…

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Jacob Spitz

Challenging the Norm in the Workplace

Referencing a venture capital panel I attended last spring, I recall an investor from China telling the audience about one of his first trips to Israel. He explained that during a company presentation, the two Israeli co-founders started arguing with each other about a minor detail for a short period of time and then went back to…

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“Ask for Forgiveness, not Permission”

“Ask for Forgiveness, not Permission.” Since I arrived in Israel, I’ve heard this phrase on numerous occasions. Israelis become exposed to this phrase heavily during their mandatory military service, which lasts two years for females and three years for males. The reason this phrase is so prevalent during the army years is because of the…

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First Weeks Working in Israel

My name is Jacob Spitz, and I am a rising junior undergraduate student at Babson College, concentrating in Finance. I am spending this summer in Tel Aviv, Israel, interning for Deloitte in the M&A and Business Development division. This is my first time in Israel, and I am greatly enjoying it so far. I arrived…

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