Jessica Santiago

Informational Interviews

Interning at a corporate fashion company has been such a positive experience thus far. I am surprised at how well I have adjusted to my internship and how much the team I am working with is willing to help. Being in the corporate environment has allowed me to think of things that go into operating…

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Marvin Tarawally

Deadlines and Expectations

We are back in office straight from the county youth summits. Next big project is reporting on our experience and recommending changes for things that did not work well and continuation of things that did work as planned. This included numerous meetings, arranging Skype calls and check-ins with our Technical advisers from EDC’s Headquarters in…

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Keenan James

The Truth About Marketing

Before this summer, I purely thought of marketing as the front-end of the sales process. Goal being to simply create a mind provoking advertisement that entices potential clients to interact with the company. After this is done, sales takes over and the marketing department’s job is complete. As a marketing intern at dotloop, I have…

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Ari Markowitz

Don’t Talk, Don’t Plan, Don’t Wait

Do, because most others don’t. The reason that Israel sets itself apart from most other countries is that people here don’t understand what it means to be ready. It is a true innovative ecosystem and demonstration of entrepreneurial character, and frankly speaking the best in the world. The Israeli ego and personality is one that…

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Networking

Hello, As we are in the middle of the summer, things are starting to heat up here in the office. Recently my duty has been to justify why or why not equities are overvalued today. Many analysts will have different views depending on the starting point of the data; as one can prove anything they want…

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Jacob Vick

It’s not all about the MD’s

When I was first introduced to the concept of “networking” the goal of it all seemed pretty straightforward. Talk to people you don’t know and have never met before. Get them to know who you are and have a positive opinion about you. All done in order to land one of those coveted positions at…

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David Hines

A Learning Culture

“The tasks that are best for learning are often challenging ones that involve displaying ignorance and risking periods of confusion and errors.” Carol Dweck According to Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, there are two types of goals. Performance goals build upon knowledge or experience that one already possesses. One who pursues performance goals plays…

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David Hines

Diversity at IDDS

From the moment I arrived, I felt that diversity was one of the strongest values of the International Development Design Summit and the broader International Development Innovation Network. The 50 Participants in the summit come from over 20 countries. Participants have varying degrees of academic and professional experience in disciplines such as industrial design, social work,…

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Prepping for Back to School and BackPackAthon!

Beginning mid-summer, so right about now, Cradles to Crayons begins its prep for Back to School. This means that the items that we are requesting for most are school supplies or arts and crafts items. Along with clothing, school supplies are extremely important for children when returning back to school in September. Throughout the summer,…

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Ari Markowitz

Life in a War Zone – Growth is Mandatory

Living in Israel has become a balancing act of personal safety and adoption for the Israeli blasé attitude of life as normal during a near outbreak of war. Can you imagine what it is like to be living and working in an area being inundated with rockets daily? Unfortunately I am experiencing that reality on…

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