Undergraduate Blog

Where do I even begin?

Start with yourself. Applying for summer internships can be stressful. Many start the search and process in the fall and winter (and some maybe in the summer before). To me, this seemed so scary. In the fall of my sophomore year, I tried to look at internship options. I thought about the classes I took…

Marketing Within the NYC Food Industry

Walking around New York City, there is a restaurant on every corner. What determines the success of these restaurants? Mainly marketing. This summer, I am interning Minus10 Ice Cream. Minus10 Ice Cream is the first Thai rolled ice cream shop in New York City. The store lies in the heart of the cutthroat restaurant and…

Misha Lau

Interning at L.A. Market Week

L.A. market was absolute mayhem. Since I intern for a showroom in L.A. fashion district, I got to participate in last week’s L.A. market. Before I tell you more about my experience, I’ll first begin by explaining what L.A. market is. L.A. market is a week-long event where many showrooms open their doors for buyers…

Cedric Mfuranzima

The Secret Sauce

The penultimate college year summer is as crucial as summers get. You want to work for the right company in the right field, because you have had two summers to horse-around (read: Discovering yourself). The majority of us college students start having clarity on what fields we want to work in, and what companies to…

Julian Brandmaier

From Bank to Startup

I am really excited this break to be working as a Summer Startup Intern. It is at a business called Forager, based in my hometown of Portland, Maine. Forager is a mission-based tech company making local food more accessible by streamlining the procurement process from farms to grocers. Not only is Forager a business holding…

Kevin Luu

The Reality of the Business World

Experience is a word used so often it could make you go crazy, especially if you have none of it. The real world is tough. Companies are brutally honest about your resume and those volunteer hours that you put in is great for personal growth and the community, but not for landing a job or…

Adulting

If this is the first time you will be working or doing an internship away from home, you’ll experience what we call adulting. Adulting is fulfilling duties and actions of an adult, even when you don’t feel like one! This includes waking yourself up, doing dishes and laundry, paying for your bills, and overall being…

Cedric Mfuranzima

Wicked High Returns

As I dip the tip of my toes in the investment banking career, I have been extremely privileged to intern with BK Capital, a subsidiary of the Bank of Kigali Group Plc. On the first day, one of the teammates gave me a rundown of BK Capital’s products. Later, he also mentioned that BK Capital…

James Lee

What does it mean to be proficient?

Many resumes have a section titled “skills.” Being a first-year undergraduate student, this section is often hard to fill. Many individuals like me, turn towards the “basics” that they believe that they are proficient in. The “skills” section is filled with the Microsoft Suite — a.k.a. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. However, I’ve learned that these…

Back to The First of Work

I always wondered what changes should I made if I restart my job again. I must have a detailed understanding of each department’s functions, responsible person, and personnel composition in Hooli Home Inc. As a sale person, I should understand each colleague’s hobbies, personalities, preferences, etc. In this way, I can position myself accurately in…