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Saad Malik

Major: Economics
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I saw a job posting that had been shared on Facebook. Additionally, a friend knew about the firm and recommended it.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

Working at a startup has been very rewarding and eye opening. I noticed stark differences between work here and my previous, more corporate experiences. The size of the work force is relatively small, with only a dozen or so employees, allowing you to develop meaningful professional relationship with everyone at the firm, including the founder and CEO himself. Even though the work environment was very relaxed, startups are like any other company when it comes to getting the job done. Punctuality is expected and your superiors want to see results. The experience has been the perfect mix of challenges and rewards.

Working at a startup has been very rewarding and eye opening.

How did this experience impact you academically?

The experience has been very beneficial to me academically. As an Economics major, you are inundated with a variety of different curricula. These can range from skills in mathematics, finance, computer programming etc. Working at a startup where you don’t have just one job duty, rather a range of tasks, was very rewarding, academically and professionally. I received ample practical experience for a lot of the topics that I had studied about in the classroom. The experience made me feel that I had picked a field of study that suited me, I would highly recommend a startup experience, especially those students who are pursuing a more general sort of major.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

Currently, I have internship experience in a large corporate and soon, at the end of this internship, I would have experience in a startup environment. I hope that I will be compatible and effective in any sort of work culture that I may encounter in the future. I plan on seeking a full-time position as a Financial Analyst after graduation. I plan on increasing my skill set after this internship experience and frankly, throughout my professional career. I feel that success, in any field, is largely dependent on the quality of work that we do and the amount of time that we put in.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

Yes, it was highly rewarding, both academically and professionally.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.

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