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R Gupta

Intern Dynamics

I was the youngest intern at WCP, possibly the youngest they have ever had. Everyone else including the interns were at least 21 years old while the analysts even had almost 10 years on me. At first since I was the youngest and also the newest addition to the team, they were reluctant to sit…

R Gupta

Office Restructuring

I started this internship at the firms old office where all of us analysts, associates, and VP’s were cramped into 2 rooms for the sake of space and the MD’s came around only once a week. At first the culture wasn’t great nor all the exciting. however they were in the process of finding and building a new office.…

R Gupta

Personal Development

Throughout this summer I have had a great opportunity to work with a variety of individuals . One of the things I am most grateful for is how much I have seen myself grow. I learned about individual sub industries but more than that I saw professionalism at its its epitome, effective communication skills, and…

Ashley Gerber

Why My Friends Think I Never Did Any Work

One of the difficulties I encountered in my internship was that I was in a foreign country, and not just anywhere, I was in Israel!  If you have ever been to Israel and even if you have not, you should know that Israel is a beautiful country.  I was interning in Haifa, a coastal city…

Ashley Gerber

What To Bring To The Table

A lesson I learned almost immediately occurred when I pulled out a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at lunch.  The second the sandwich was in plain sight, the attention of the entire table was drawn to me.  Confused, I asked “is anyone allergic to peanut butter?”  The response was some laughter and then one of…

Kelsey Choi

An Experience with Setbacks and Frustration

Dealing with setbacks and mistakes in day to day life can be frustrating, but can be even worse if it happens at work. In R&D, many projects succeed easily and others become a long process of facing bottlenecks and technical difficulties. Like the entrepreneurial process, the projects and new products start off as ideas, then…

D Coley

Ask the Right Questions

Any intern would agree that asking questions comes with the territory. You’re new and there is a lot to learn. In theory asking questions seems pretty simple. What is this? How do you do that? And why? It is natural for people to ask questions, but that is not the end of it. The tricky…

Akeem Allen

My Summer Internship & Racism

Sounds unrelated, right? One might think; what does race or ethnicity have to do with an internship in the entrepreneurial education space? Quite a bit, especially when working in South Africa. South African History lite (1652 – 1994) The Dutch come, set up trading post Strip all the native Khoisan of their land and resources British…

H Kim

The Final Week

Diamond Capital Advisors taught me the ins and outs of investment banking. Through this internship, I was able to learn if investment banking was the best career choice for me for the future. Investment banking is definitely a career I would like to pursue because of the high learning curve and amount of responsibility I…

Josuel Plasencia

Balancing my social impact work with my internship

This blog first appeared in Goldmansachs.com as part of their My Summer at Goldman Sachs series on July 27th, 2015: http://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/blog/posts/2015-summer-interns-folder/blog/josuel-intern-blog.html. Josuel is a summer analyst in Goldman Sachs’ New York Investment Management Division in the Private Wealth Management group. Raised in New York and the Dominican Republic, he is a rising junior at Babson…