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Sumer Sen

Ways to Take Initiative at a Startup

One of the biggest benefits of working at a startup is the large amount of responsibility you can get. Unlike at corporate companies, interns at early-stage startups usually have direct access to company leadership, work on a variety of projects, and produce work that has a direct impact on company culture/performance. The structure of early-stage…

3 Tips for Job Searching during COVID-19

Searching for jobs during a pandemic is incredibly difficult– and understandably so. Many companies laid off people and cut down on hiring. I also struggled a bit throughout my summer internship search process, but I learned 3 important things from my experience: #1. Don’t take cancellations personally During my second semester of college, I completed…

Peer Career Ambassadors

Lessons from the Startup World

This blog was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Natalia Castellanos ’21. After immersing myself in the startup world during this past summer, I realized that I gained lots of knowledge and skills through experiential learning. The startup world is challenging and invigorating because it requires constant problem-solving. What makes it so is the fact that…

5 Crucial Collaboration Tools for Startups

When working in a startup, like I am, at Arist, team members are often in many places at once. In order to keep our distributed team organized, we use a number of tools for collaboration. Google Apps This is an obvious one, but Google Apps includes Gmail, Drive, Calendar, and the like. These tools are…

Do you have any bandwidth?

“Do you have any bandwidth?” is not a phrase I was familiar with. In fact, the last time I heard even the word bandwidth was in Joe Rogan’s podcast with Elon Musk almost a year ago where bandwidth was described as the bottleneck to humans becoming functional cyborgs thanks to smart phone technology. I know.…

How do companies use technology?

The role technology plays in today’s world is irreplaceable. Technology does shape the way employees do their work to a great extent. At Saucey, it is used for menial tasks like making calculations, and for much more complex tasks like analyzing large volumes of data and managing the app and website which enables people to…

A New Work Environment

Working at a startup in Los Angeles has changed the way I look at the work environment in the United States. The first day of my internship itself was extremely memorable, and this was because it was something out of the ordinary. On my first day, there was a welcome lunch and the entire office…

What do I want to achieve from my Internship?

This summer, I have the opportunity to be an intern with Saucey, an alcohol delivery company based in LA. Being an international student, my goals for the internship were somewhat unique. Before my internship began, I made a list of things I wanted to achieve from it. While making this list, the first thing I…

Business Communications and Promotion in the Era of Social Media

For the past two weeks, I have settled into my internship position at Tru, Inc., which is a start-up based in Natick, MA that produces functional performance supplements. As an intern, I am the head of Social Media Operations in regards to the outreach and management of social media influencers! What are social media influencers?…

Lauren Mariano

Squash Arrogance, Be Humble

Working at the squash startup this summer, I had the incredible opportunity to witness some of the best squash professionals on a daily basis. Between professional coaches and players, one thing they all had in common was their humility. Never boastful, they cared more about improving than winning. Their skills spoke for themselves, so talking…