End of summer – now what?

Summer break almost ended and so all the internships. Concluding on a positive note is very helpful, especially since the internship search for Summer 2015 has already begun (for areas such as finance and accounting). Keeping in touch with previous supervisors may put you at the top of the list in case you have done well…

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David Hines

Managing Multilingual Communication

Staff members of the International Development Design Summit (IDDS) overcame language barriers by translating all presentations and activities into Kiswahili and English. Most participants spoke English although some East Africans only spoke Kiswahili and other Latin Americans only spoke Spanish. From observing the exchange between speakers, translators, and participants, I identified a few communication strategies which helped to make…

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Marvin Tarawally

The Ebola nightmare – Working from home

The week right after I conducted my unsuccessful field visits, the country was hit with an extreme health crisis – the Ebola virus disease outbreak. The government announced that the situation was a national health emergency and that all necessary measures should be taken to prevent the spread of the disease. The disease spreads through contact…

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Marvin Tarawally

Refined Scope of work and getting the job done

In the weeks following my team’s heavy deadlines, my scope of work (what I was actually meant to be doing) was refined as attached at the end. I’ve been working endlessly in collaboration with my supervisors to develop the youth club leadership assessment tools that would generate information and test our assumptions. This document was…

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Reflection of my summer

What a wild ride! I can’t believe two months have already passed. It is still crazy for me to think about everything I went through this summer. Not only was I able to fully immerse myself in one of my dream careers, I was also able to explore a new city, connect with family members…

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Interactions beyond simply producing quality work

While I learned a great deal about the investment banking field from my time at BOCI, perhaps the most valuable skill I acquired was how to interact with other members of the company. In our education system, we are led to believe that merely good work on exams and assignments are all that are necessary…

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How to present yourself in your applications

While in my previous blog post I described how to find an internship, probably the most important aspect of the process would be how you present yourself. In these situations, you are very much like a salesman, trying to show the best assets you have to offer while downplaying your weaknesses. To do this, cleaning…

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The internship search process

So I’ve talked a bit about my experiences at my internship, but I’m sure a lot of you are more interested in another aspect of the internship process. That’s why today I will try to give some advice on how to find and obtain an internship for the summer. First off, in this process, quantity…

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Jessica Santiago

The Bon Chic Life

As summer is dwindling down, I have taken the time to reflect on all that I have gone through and experienced. Coming back home to see my family and friends was wonderful and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to be an intern as well. For 10 weeks, I worked at BCBG Max…

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Learning from Karmaloop

Going into my internship at Karmaloop/PLNDR, I had a list, or an idea of what I wanted to learn and apply to other organizations I am involved in.  Thankfully, I was able to to learn what I wanted to, which mainly pertained to social media.  Since I am beginning the bulk of my marketing classes…

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