Tag: internship

Kelsey Choi

A Summer Reflection

Interning at WGBH was an experience I will not forget. This internship helped me clarify some questions I have had regarding decisions on what I wanted to pursue after I graduate from Babson. With my wide variety of interests which involved business, tech, and creative hobbies, I felt I was at a loss on where…

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Kelsey Choi

Communication Leads to Great Collaboration

Communication was one of the most important skills for success at WGBH. WGBH is a very open company, where employees from one department will often communicate and work with employees in other departments. Fortunately, there are strong communication systems in place. The most important are digital collaborative spaces and communication platforms which are confluence, jira,…

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Not Goodbye, But See You Later

As I wrapped up my last day on the internship, I had many memories and experiences flash in my head throughout the day. It seemed as though that just yesterday, I was the “new kid” having to be taught how to do everything. Now, I was finishing up my last memorandum for the Congressman regarding…

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M Grumer

Working with a Small vs. Large business

Before I began this internship, I knew that I’ve always been interested in working in the fashion industry. Although, I was unsure as to what department and role in the industry I’d fit best. Last summer, I interned in the buying office of a woman’s contemporary clothing boutique. I really enjoyed it and learned a…

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Kelsey Choi

Food, Fun, and Networking

Although the main focus of an internship is to gain work experience, it is also important to have fun and socialize. At WGBH, there are company-wide events known as “speakeasy” events (free lunch and social), monthly meet-ups to present on recent occurrences within the company, and food trucks and live music events once a month…

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M Grumer

Working as a team to help each other and future interns

There are 3 other interns working under the same department and for the same supervisor as me. Most of the tasks we are given are individual work; However, we constantly work together by asking questions and second opinions if we are unsure of our work. As explained in a previous posting, most of our work…

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Ashley Gerber

Why My Friends Think I Never Did Any Work

One of the difficulties I encountered in my internship was that I was in a foreign country, and not just anywhere, I was in Israel!  If you have ever been to Israel and even if you have not, you should know that Israel is a beautiful country.  I was interning in Haifa, a coastal city…

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Ashley Gerber

What To Bring To The Table

A lesson I learned almost immediately occurred when I pulled out a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at lunch.  The second the sandwich was in plain sight, the attention of the entire table was drawn to me.  Confused, I asked “is anyone allergic to peanut butter?”  The response was some laughter and then one of…

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Kelsey Choi

An Experience with Setbacks and Frustration

Dealing with setbacks and mistakes in day to day life can be frustrating, but can be even worse if it happens at work. In R&D, many projects succeed easily and others become a long process of facing bottlenecks and technical difficulties. Like the entrepreneurial process, the projects and new products start off as ideas, then…

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D Coley

Ask the Right Questions

Any intern would agree that asking questions comes with the territory. You’re new and there is a lot to learn. In theory asking questions seems pretty simple. What is this? How do you do that? And why? It is natural for people to ask questions, but that is not the end of it. The tricky…

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