Talk about a sprint to the finish! As many of my colleagues would attest, it felt like the month of May has been a sprint to the finish line (my new YouTube clip about perseverance).
There are a lot of things I’ve been processing and thinking a lot about these past several weeks, but I’ll keep it simple to academic and recruiting (feels like everything else I had to ‘shove’ in between these two important things).
Academics: this semester I had some gnarly finals in Corporate Finance and Taxes and Business Strategy. I learned a lot and the issues were very applicable (my reading comprehension of the Financial Times and the Economist has greatly improved!) My projects for E-Lab and China Lab were fulfilling and a great learning experience. I even referred to them during my recruiting process because it was so relevant.
Recruiting: recruiting for start-ups is not as structured as pursuing the consulting or banking route in addition to being on-time hires. Therefore, the last month I was interviewing two or three times a day during finals. It was quite challenging, but by the end I had a couple of exciting offers and I learned a lot about what I wanted to pursue for the summer and post-grad school.
Summer Internship: This summer I am the MBA Marketing Intern for NerdWallet in San Francisco! I will be working for the Health and Ask an Advisor teams. NerdWallet is a consumer-focused website dedicated to saving people money every day by helping them make better, more informed financial decisions. The 'Ask an Advisor' platform that I will be working on has been featured in FA Magazine, CNBC, and RIABiz; and we were recently highlighted by Barron's as one of the top places to find a financial advisor online (see how I’m already using ‘we’ in my lexicon?)
I’ll write in the next couple of weeks about the awesome company culture and my project – but in the meantime, check out NerdWallet for financial information, finding great credit cards, health insurance and etc!