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Week 10: Lessons from my Internship

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This summer, I’ve had an amazing experience as an intern at Oars + Alps, a Men’s skincare company, in Chicago. I worked on problems and analyses related to Operations, Product Development, and funding. For the last post on my internship, and as the last post on this blog (at least for a while), I thought I’d write down some lessons for myself and others who will be interns next year. Don’t be a nuisance I […]

Week 9: How to get an Internship

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Today, I want to try something a bit different from the usual roundup of things I learned during my internship. I want to share some more tactical and actionable advice. I want to write down some advice for students younger than me who haven’t gone through the internship-seeking phase. This is specifically geared for university students in their sophomore year because it tends to be a year in the middle where you’re left to dry […]

Week 8: Lessons from my Internship

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This was busy, busy week at work and so lots of lessons to be learned. This will also be a short post because although I moved last weekend, there is still a lot of unpacking and miscellaneous work to be done. With that in mind, let’s dive into the lessons: Compress to Impress When communicating a new analysis you did that going to change things and lead to a tangible impact to the business, it […]

Lessons from my Internship: Week 7

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Busy, busy week and lots of lessons to be learned. Let’s go straight into them. Make canvases for other people to draw on The general idea of work is that you are doing things for yourself – for a salary, for a leg up in your career, etc. What if you frame this differently? What if we look at our work as creating opportunity for others? Now, before this summer, I would have probably scoffed […]

Lessons from my Internship: Week 6

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This week was a busy one. Lots to be done, including a project that I had started from conception to execution. It wasn’t the success I had imagined – it was OK. Nonetheless, lots of lessons to be learned. Execution is everything I am usually biased towards action in day-to-day life but when dealing with others, I prefer planning things out. This meant that I had everything planned out for this project that I had […]

Lessons from my Internship: Week 5

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This was a slow work week for me because of reasons I can’t quite articulate. There was a lot coming in, not a lot going out. I felt a particular malaise that I thought I had left in high school. Nevertheless, things picked up towards the end of the week and I definitely learned some things. Understanding core motivations This came from the live recording of NPR’s How I Built This with RXBAR founder Peter […]

Lessons from my Internship: Week 4

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This was a busy week at my internship. Lots to be learned. This week’s does sound a bit like a journal so I apologize for that. Let’s dive into it: Continuous Improvement I had a mid-quarter feedback session with my supervisor this week and it was incredibly useful. I got an idea of what I could improve upon and what I was doing well that I could double down on. Whether the feedback is positive […]