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What do I do with my Life?

Going into my internship, I was set on pursuing a career in finance.  After taking several finance classes throughout my semesters at Babson, I enjoyed most of them, however, several days into my internship, I quickly realized that it wasn’t for me.  At least, in this particular setting, it wasn’t for me. The finance team…

Long Daily Grind

During my internship search, it was increasingly difficult to find a location that provided an easy commute from my house in central, New Jersey.  I knew that I would probably have to commute into New York City, and the idea of that was extremely stressful.  The length of commute time and the sheer cost of…

Why did I choose my Particular Internship?

There were many things that I was trying to take into consideration while searching for an internship.  I was looking for an internship where I would be in a great environment, around good people, and be able to learn a lot in a very short period of time about something that interests me. I know…

Internship Search

Career development is most certainly a process that takes plenty of time and dedication in order to find what you are truly looking for in an internship.  My search process took a great deal of time, effort, rejection, and luck.  My internship search really started when I had an “Oh, S$%*@” moment and realized that…

Company Culture

As I have mentioned in my previous posts, Viacom to my surprise has a company culture that is very relaxed and laid-back. The first indicator of this culture to me was the clothing choice of the people in the office. Many of the employees often come to work in business casual attire, but there are…

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Internship in Rwanda… Why NOT?

For every person I have casually informed that I will be interning in Rwanda this summer, the automatic reply has consistently been, “Why Rwanda?” This instinctive inquiry, often given with a wide-eyed questioning look has eventually become bemusing. Given that I spent six weeks during this summer interning at Ernst & Young’s Boston office, it…

How My Values Have Changed and Developed at YWCA

When I first joined the YWCA Hartford Region team I was anxious to dive into the non-profit world and discover if the non-profit environment was right for me. I valued the driven ideas of the employees here to empower women and eliminate racism. Along with their mission, I believed in YWCA’s passion to provide equity…

The Journey of a Fashion Style (Production Edition)

This is the LAVINIA Rose Twill Jacket from Rebecca Taylor’s upcoming Holiday season. Let me bring you along the ride this style experiences in the Production department!   1. A PM (production manager) is briefed about this style in a Handover meeting with the Product Development team. The LAVINIA print was designed in-house so we had a…

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You Determine Your Internship, Education, and Career

Perhaps the most important part of an internship and life in general is asking questions. I learned this lesson (yet again) in my internship with The Melanoma Foundation of New England. Before the halfway mark of my internship, most of our focus was on marketing, surveying, and sales. While those skills are important, I wanted…

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

My ten-week internship has come to an end, and the time is ripe to reflect on one of the best experiences that I have ever had. I didn’t know what to expect when I had accepted an offer to work in Israel, a country that I had never been to before this internship. This summer…