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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Molly Ronan

Reaching Out Beyond Your Internship

If you are interning at a small company, you meet and know everyone pretty quickly. It can almost feel like you’re trapped in a bubble. At least that is the case for me. If this is the case – don’t feel trapped! Go and try to meet other people in your industry around the city.…

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Preparing for the Boston Common

Hi, my name is Katelyn and I am the Assistant Front of House Manager for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company‘s production of Free Shakespeare on the Common.  My internship with this non-profit theatre company initially began in February;  I was their Development Intern.  Theatre has been a passion of mine since I can remember, but I had…

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MinJoon Choi

After a month

So it has been almost 1.5 months since I have started my internship in the beginning of June, and I have 2 weeks left. Since so many things have been happening, I would like to focus on small parts. I will begin with a little introduction. What am I doing? I work as an Investment…

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Jacob Vick

Why 40 Hours a Week can be better than 16 Credit Hours

While our class times may be set, we all have experienced the unpredictability of what your workload for the week could be from your classes. But now that its summer internship season this is your chance to use some of that predictability in a full time schedule to your advantage. I know I have used this new set…

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Marvin Tarawally

My tour of 3 counties in Liberia – A challenging but insightful experience – Part I.

June 15 – Travel day   I recently visited Bong, Nimba and Lofa counties, three of the 15 subdivisions in Liberia, for the first time. All my years in Liberia, I have only lived on the outskirts of Monrovia and had all my activities in the immediate surroundings of where I grew up. Visiting these new…

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Helen Voloshin

Taking Initiative

More often than not when a task or project is assigned a minimal number of instructions on how to complete that given task or project is provided. This was something to which I had to grow accustomed.  I am used to being given instructions and guidelines in order to understand what exactly I have to…

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Jessica Santiago

Fourth of July Special

Working with BCBG Max Azria Group, LLC has been such a great experience so far. This past month has flown by so quickly! Luckily, I have been able to learn so much in the short time that I have been here. Before I started my internship, I was worried that it would not be so…

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My First Few Weeks at PLNDR

In early June I began interning at Karmaloop/PLNDR, the largest online streetwear retailer in the world.  The company is based in Boston, right in Back Bay where I went to high school.  I have always been interested in streetwear clothing, from supporting other brands to eventually starting one of my own, so you can imagine…

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