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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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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Emily Levy

When Operation Protective Edge Becomes A Reality

My favorite part of my week is exploring Haifa at night with my roommate Liza and her boyfriend Yanay, who is currently serving in the Navy for the IDF.  We walk around the back streets of Haifa conversing freely about anything from our favorite type of popsicles to Operation Protective Edge. I am lucky to…

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David Hines

Arrival in Arusha

My name is David Hines. I have just arrived in Arusha, Tanzania to participate in the International Development Design Summit (IDDS) organized by MIT and USAID. As a participant, I will spend 5-weeks working on a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural team. Through a process of user observations, idea generation, and prototype development and refinement, my team will…

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MinJoon Choi

Not the work you expected?

I’m sure this is a common experience to college students doing a summer internship.”I expected to do this and this…. going into the internship. But I’m doing something completely different. I hate my job.” Okay, maybe people don’t say the last part, but I have seen many students express their frustration about this topic. Well,…

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