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The Zig and Zag to Finding My Passion

I was at the office at 6:55 a.m. sharp. I skipped my usual morning pick-me-up of a breakfast burrito made out of cheese and potatoes and marched into an empty conference room, opened my laptop, connected the HDMI cable and looked up “Ted Talks public speaking tips.” My intense focus was disrupted by my phone… Read the full article…


Reflecting on the Federal Reserve and Looking Forward to the Future

My internship reinforced the values of the organization I want to work with. The Federal Reserve’s values are: public interest, integrity, excellence, efficiency and effectiveness, and independence of views. Their mission is, “…to foster the stability, integrity, and efficiency of the nation’s monetary, financial, and payment systems so as to promote optimal macroeconomic performance” (source:… Read the full article…


Thinking Big: The West Calls

Last week I concluded my 12 week Software Development Engineering internship at Amazon in Seattle. This summer has completely changed the game and I couldn’t be happier. My passion for software development has been solidified by having the opportunity to develop enterprise level software at one of the fastest growing companies in the world. This… Read the full article…


How to Navigate the Internship Hunt

The start of the school year means a couple more weeks of the muggy summer, catching the last legs of the New York State Fair, and starting your internship hunt! Internships are a great way to either further your experience in a field, or realize that you have no interest in the industry at all…. Read the full article…


Wayfair Internship Offers a Change in Perspective

During my internship at Wayfair, I gained a completely different perspective on the functionalities within an organization. I learnt about personalizing recommendations for customers who view your websites, keeping in mind their likes and dislikes and a myriad of other factors such as age, gender and demographics. I have always enjoyed shopping online, but the… Read the full article…



Conquering Mt. Success: Learn and Be Curious

My job as a Software Development Engineer at Amazon certainly comes with many challenges along the way. This only makes celebrating successes so much more significant. One of the most exhilarating experiences I can think of on the job is finally unblocking yourself after long hours of working on a bug. It makes me proud… Read the full article…


Antitrust and Innovation: Google and its Competitors

When we think about innovation, competition, and consumer protection we need to understand that there is no perfect solution. There might be situations where innovation is best achieved by a few large entities. Alternatively a large number of smaller competitors may provide options to consumers. In the past, deciding on this was not as difficult… Read the full article…