Undergraduate Blog

Excel in Excel

Hi all, thanks for tuning in. So, it turns out that impact investing is still investing. I spent the last week migrating over our internal reporting and metrics SaaS offering from Excel to, at first, R, then Python. There is some pride in the fact that the workflow eventually shifted from Excel- to Python-intensive. I…

Jose Damasceno

Failing(?) an internship

My internship is coming to an end and I am sad to say that I fail it. Not with grades, for it is not FME. In real life and in this case, failing means that I could not achieve a goal I set to myself. In the case of the internship, my goal was to…

Internship Reflection

As I enter the last week of my internship, I am sending thank-you emails, meeting with supervisors, and taking in the last few days at the ballclub. As I look back on my summer internship, I am very pleased with the way it turned out. When I originally decided that this was what I was…

End My Summer With An “Internship” I Created!

Apart from working for 2 startups this summer, I “created” my own internship by working as a Director for SheCodes Hackathon, which is a project from NGO SEEDS Vietnam that aims to inspire women to step up in the STEM game. Plus, you don’t need to know how to code in order to participate!! SheCodes…

Three Key Takeaways

As I continue to move through my last two weeks of the internship, I want to reflect on three key ideas that I learned throughout this internship and that I will take with me back to college and my young professional career. How to deal with pressure – This internship highlighted how decisions that we…

Observations and Insights from My Internship

That is it. Every good thing has to come to an end, and that also had to happen to my internship at Red Alert Labs. As it is my last blog post, I decided to sacrifice it for some insights I came up with during my work. B2B is all about relationships Unlike B2C, B2B…

In Case You Ever Get Curious About Startup Scenes In Vietnam

So, even though I was born in Vietnam and am really interested in startups, I’d never actually worked for a startup until this summer. Working for 2 startups in 2 industries, and also got to know about many other startups in different fields, I found the startup scene in Vietnam surprisingly thriving. That is the…

Tommy Wang

Know What You Want to Accomplish

Kowning what you would like to accomplish from your internship is really important for building up your professional resume and gaining technical knowledge in your filed of interest. As a result, setting goals is always the first thing that interns should do before the start of their internships. For me, I decided to work on…

Tommy Wang

Get to Know the Company Culture

Getting to know the company’s culture is always the first and often the most difficult thing an intern has to do at work. It is a tremendously important step for the intern to get to know the company’s daily operations, its structures, and the working environment. I would like to share three ways for interns…

You Think These Mistakes Are Obvious For A Startup?

If you have followed my blog, you may have already known that I interned for two companies in 2 completely different industries in this summer, one of which is a F&B startup and the other is a tech one. Both of these startups have stayed in the markets for pretty much the same period of…