Undergraduate Blog / Author: Jose Wander Damasceno

Jose Damasceno

World Cup and work

Most countries have common symbols of nationalism: a flag, a national anthem or even the victory in a war. In Brazil, several of the symbols we were established after the proclamation of the republic in 1889. In the 50s, Brazil’s president at the time, Juscelino Kubitschek (also called JK, as a reference to John F.…

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Read, read and read!

I started working on a FinTech a few weeks ago. My work is here is focused on the development of a micro credit program for the company. Throughout my time here, I already visited in loco several cities and different places in the country. Yes, hours and hours travelling. Yes, I am usually bored on…

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Is there vacation after an internship?

I really enjoyed my internship. I learned a lot and had great experiences. However, everyone needs a break sometimes. For me, I came straight from finals to my hometown. One week of family and then work. One week is not enough and at some points I felt extremely exhausted. I did not have any serious…

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Shut up and learn, intern

You can learn a lot in an internship. Among reports, data analysis, presentations and discussions, you can absorb a lot of knowledge. However, from my experience, the best learning opportunities are during coffee time. My department on the Bank has a lot of very experienced people. Professionals from several sectors and different backgrounds. Working with…

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First day in the office: Chronic in the Brazilian Public Sector

When Brazil was discovered in 1500 (at that time Brazil was Vera Cruz Island yet), several jobs on the Public Sector were given to people close to the emperor of Portugal, our discoverers. Over the time, such a tradition was kept and, in 1822, when Portugal’s emperor D. João VI moved in to Brazil, such…