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Jacob Spitz

Challenging the Norm in the Workplace

Referencing a venture capital panel I attended last spring, I recall an investor from China telling the audience about one of his first trips to Israel. He explained that during a company presentation, the two Israeli co-founders started arguing with each other about a minor detail for a short period of time and then went back to…

George Cleveland

Inventory and Sales!

I had another successful week down in Birmingham interning at State Traditions! The company is upgrading their inventory tracking software and it has been interesting to witness this important pivotal shift. The entire office spent a few days in the warehouse counting product inventory to assure its accuracy in the new system. While counting inventory,…

hpark5

Sworn In: NJ Notary Public

My coworker and I walked out of the office and headed to the county clerk’s office in the middle of the day. When we were having dinner together with a couple of other coworkers the other night, the head of the real estate department suggested that we become notary publics. We both applied afterwards, and…

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“Korea” in the Greater New York Area

Interning at a Korean American law firm, I often found myself working with (and learning from) both American and Korean cultures in various ways. 1. Client Interaction. Throughout my internship, I interacted with clients by translating in client meetings. Through this, I met various kinds of clients, from the CEO of an IT company to…

Isabel Whitaker Esteve

Life as an Assistant Fashion Buyer!

My internship as an assistant buyer has been a great learning experience! The fashion department at RTR is composed by the buying, planning and merchandising teams. All three work very closely together to determine what products to buy, the amount of inventory to buy, what to merchandise, etc. As a buying intern I have participated…

Brandon Morrison

Life in the Clubhouse

During my junior year I had the fortunate opportunity to participate in one of Babson’s MCFE projects, something I would highly recommend for every Babson student. Through primary research conducted, my team and I found that our generation overwhelmingly prefers a good company culture to good pay. At the Spinners I have loved the company’s…

Giovanna Pickering

Bridging Passions

I want you all to recall your favorite memory, and then think of the song associated with it. Looking out from the 22nd floor of the newly designed Madison Avenue building, we are given our first task. As we go around the room, the stories range from featuring as an extra in Justin Bieber’s “Baby”…

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I’m Going to Court?

“Take a look at the calendar. If anything looks interesting, just ask if it is okay to tag along. Most attorneys will be more than happy to let you join.” One of the unique factors about my internship was that I was able to access almost all of the firm’s resources, including the internal calendar…

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Fitting In

“For law school interns only.” I stared at the sign infront of my computer when I got to my cubicle on my first day. It did not take too long until I learned that my internship was geared towards law school students, and that I would have to work extra hard in order to make up…

Sentencing at the Courthouse

I recently had the opportunity to attend a sentencing at the Boston Courthouse for a case that the SEC brought against a local Investment Adviser. Daniel Thibeault, graduate of HBS was the co-portfolio manager and CEO of a collection of companies including Graduate Leverage Beyond Income Fund (GL). GL is a mutual fund that targeted individuals who were…