Undergraduate Blog / Author: Akeem Allen

Akeem Allen

3 Unexpected Internship Abroad Lessons

For the past three months, South Africa has been home. Living in my own flat, looking after myself, working in one city, and volunteering in another, I have gained unexpected insights through unexpected experiences. These are reflective of my internship with Wits Business School, volunteering with the Mamelodi Initiative, and establishing relationships that I wouldn’t…

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My Summer Internship & Racism

Sounds unrelated, right? One might think; what does race or ethnicity have to do with an internship in the entrepreneurial education space? Quite a bit, especially when working in South Africa. South African History lite (1652 – 1994) The Dutch come, set up trading post Strip all the native Khoisan of their land and resources British…

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Twenty-Five new Entrepreneurs

My ties to South Africa have been established far before I was offered an internship at Wits Business School. For my first two trips to the country, I have had the privilege of volunteering in Mamelodi—a black township in Pretoria East. As a part of The Mamelodi Initiative, a community-based youth education and empowerment organization,…

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How To Land An Internship In South Africa

After 18 hours of flight and an 11 hour layover in London, I have finally returned, for a third time, to South Africa. My name is Akeem Allen, and I am a rising Junior at Babson College, double-concentrating in Technology, Entrepreneurship & Design (TED), and Business Analytics. This summer, I landed an internship at the University of…