Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Summer Internship

Brandon Schwartz

The Three-Dimensional Experience: A Student’s Internship Exploration

One month into my third summer internship, I can now say that I have developed a keen understanding of what it is like to work for a start-up, NGO (non-governmental organization), and large corporation. I think it is critical for all college students to get internships in different settings because it allows one to get…

Jacob Spitz

Challenging the Norm in the Workplace

Referencing a venture capital panel I attended last spring, I recall an investor from China telling the audience about one of his first trips to Israel. He explained that during a company presentation, the two Israeli co-founders started arguing with each other about a minor detail for a short period of time and then went back to…

hpark5

Sworn In: NJ Notary Public

My coworker and I walked out of the office and headed to the county clerk’s office in the middle of the day. When we were having dinner together with a couple of other coworkers the other night, the head of the real estate department suggested that we become notary publics. We both applied afterwards, and…

hpark5

“Korea” in the Greater New York Area

Interning at a Korean American law firm, I often found myself working with (and learning from) both American and Korean cultures in various ways. 1. Client Interaction. Throughout my internship, I interacted with clients by translating in client meetings. Through this, I met various kinds of clients, from the CEO of an IT company to…

hpark5

I’m Going to Court?

“Take a look at the calendar. If anything looks interesting, just ask if it is okay to tag along. Most attorneys will be more than happy to let you join.” One of the unique factors about my internship was that I was able to access almost all of the firm’s resources, including the internal calendar…

hpark5

Fitting In

“For law school interns only.” I stared at the sign infront of my computer when I got to my cubicle on my first day. It did not take too long until I learned that my internship was geared towards law school students, and that I would have to work extra hard in order to make up…

Debora Queiroz Sena

The Brazilian Silicon Valley

When I was looking for internship opportunities, I did not have an exact idea of what I wanted in mind. I was interested in trying anything that would allow me to put into practice what I learned on my freshman year, as well as to learn new things. Despite that, I knew for sure that…

Small Team but Great Culture

Now a few weeks into my internship I have been able to work with or interact with most of the members on the YWCA Hartford Team. As a nonprofit organization YWCA does not have a lot of employees for their team. Although the team is small, there’s still a lot of work to do, but…

Communication is Key

I have now been doing my internship for Spike TV for five weeks which is halfway through the duration of my summer program. I have come to realize that communication is key when doing an internship. The primary mode of communication in my department seems to be email. This allowed me to practice my emailing…

Julia Dean

The Value of a Mentor

More than a month has passed since I began my internship. It has been an unforgettable experience. Not only have I learned valuable lessons in the business, marketing, and lifestyle fields that I could never learn from a class or textbook, I have learned the value of a mentor. I have had the pleasure of shadowing…