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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…

Anne Mccormack

Advice for Future Interns

As my internship comes to a close, I now want to look back and reflect on the key takeaways from the experience. To recap, TRACS, Inc. is an event management and global sports marketing company that focuses in creating and managing various programs and events. Throughout my internship, I was responsible for coming up with…

H Kim

Networking / Interning

A crucial aspect to any career is the importance of networking. Coming from a non-target school, many of the professors, upperclassmen and alumni stressed to me the importance of networking if I wanted to get a career in investment banking.  I made it my goal to network with as many professionals as I could during…

D Coley

Say Yes and You’ll Figure It Out Afterward

  This summer working for Evol8tion gave me a lot of freedom that I reference in “Why Startups are Ideal Nurturing Young Minds.” In that freedom, I recognized a small, yet important, lesson that I think is important to mention. It’s a message made popular by Tina Fey a couple years ago.      …