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How was your summer?

An internship offers experiential learning that combines in-class knowledge and theory with hands-on skills developed in a professional, real-world setting. In addition, internships provide integral professional connections and give employers the opportunity to mentor and evaluate talent.

We asked a few upperclassmen how their summer internships went.

Chloe Chan | 2018  
My sophomore summer I got the chance
to work at Nippon Wealth Limited, a newly
restricted license bank in Hong Kong, in
their Product and Business Development
Department. This was an amazing
opportunity because the startup nature of
the bank allowed me to take on greater
responsibilities. Every day, I spent the first
half an hour preparing the market review by
extracting data and news from the Bloomberg
terminal, which was then distributed to
everyone in the company. I also worked on
two major projects, the scope of which included:
building a financial model to estimate
profits of a potential promotion based on 
research and analysis of historical data, and,
quantitatively analyzing the risk of certain funds
we hoped to market.  

Will Erwin | 2018
This summer I worked at TOMS shoes, working on
their new social entrepreneurship venture fund. My
responsibilities mainly revolved around creative
direction and content strategy for the new project,
but also included business development--locating
and reaching out to high-profile partners in the
social business space. As a member of a five-person
"skunkworks" team, one of the best parts of the
position was the experience on a small entrepreneurial
project within an established brand with over 500+ employees.

Suraya Shivji | 2019
This summer, I was a software engineering
intern at Apple on their Worldwide Developer
Relations (WWDR) team. The first part of my 
internship involved me helping out with
content for Apple's annual developer
conference, WWDC, as well as working the
event. My primary project was a web
application that I developed and designed for
400+ partnership managers. It eliminated the
need for partnership managers, both domestic
and international, to come to campus for a 
monthly event. I collaborated with members
of design, engineering, and marketing to
implement my project and was chosen to
present it to the VP of Developer Relations at
the conclusion of my internship.

Academy students have also interned with the following organizations:

Apple Inc.
Apple Music
ATOM-HP: Human Performance Optimization

Autodesk Inc.

Carousel Television

Conair Corporation

Create Advertising Group

Fox 11 (KTTV)
Gensler Architects
The Honest Company


Khan Academy

Knock Knock LLC

Kobe Inc. 
MAKE IT IN LA (Los Angeles Mayor’s Office initiative)

MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering

Momentum Worldwide 

Nest Labs
Nippon Wealth Limited

Oculus VR Inc.

PayPal Holdings, Inc.

Sony Corporation

TOMS Shoes

Two Bit Circus 

Verizon Digital Media
ViaSat, Inc.
The Zoe Report