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Katrina Rega

The Power of a Thank You Note

As my internship ended this week, I contemplated the best way to leave a mark of my appreciation with my managers and coworkers. I came to the decision that I would bake cupcakes and write thank you notes for them. At lunch on my last day, I brought out the cupcakes in little ribbon-wrapped boxes…

Katrina Rega

Cross-Departmental Internship Lessons

As I look back on my internship experience from this summer, I have noticed a common thread between all of my past internships. With each position, I have taken away important lessons from cross-departmental collaboration. This summer at IMPACT Melanoma was no exception. Specifically, I had the opportunity to work with the Events & Program…

Restaurants and Legal: How can I mix the two?

Accepting my internship with Union Square Hospitality Group as a Front-of-House intern went a little something like this: Me: “Ah, yessss!! Founders of Shake Shack, owners of 17 different foodservice concepts, winner of 4 Michelin stars, and entrepreneur hero CEO Danny Meyers?? Me to Me: Wowza, restaurants! That’s cool! But wait Lydia, aren’t you studying…

D Coley

Advice for entrepreneurs: Research everything

This summer I have had the opportunity to observe and listen to many startups as they are raising money for their ventures. I wrote about simplifying your pitch here, but here are my thoughts on two other mistakes I have seen entrepreneurs make a few times: not researching the investor and not researching their competition…

Sydney Huang

It’s Not Too Early- Planning for Retirement

We just joined the workforce, how should we plan for retirement already? The answer is simple: you have to start saving as soon as possible. This will give your money more time to grow and compound and with retirement so far off, you are able to be more aggressive with your investments. According to Forbes,…

D Coley

Tips for raising money for your startup while in college

There have been many articles written about college students raising money for their startups while in school. Some investors are totally against the idea, while others welcome youth entrepreneurship and the innovation that it can spur. If you are one of the young entrepreneurs raising money for your startups, here are a few tips: Seek…

Swapnika Yarlagadda

10 Weeks of Clarity

Around this time two months ago, I had already been 3 weeks into my internship. When I look back at my mental state (in terms of career development) then and now, everything has changed. I started the internship without fully knowing what it would entail. The interview process helped in highlighting some major projects I…

Nikhil Anand

5. Your North Star

This summer I have written over 20,000 lines of code, worked 800+ hours, and met some truly incredible people. It is very easy to burn out or get lost in this round-the-clock summer. What kept me in check was knowing what my mentor Darwish calls your “north star.” This is the idea or goal that…

Nikhil Anand

4. My Quick Exposure into Venture Capital

Start ups need to start up. To do this the need capital. The venture capital (vc) industry provides those much needed dollars to companies and takes an equity stake in the startup in return. It may be a hot form of investing right now, but the venture capital industry only takes up 0.3% ($30 billion)…