Updated: Jun 14
Have you ever wondered how the Startup Club produces so much news, events, and content everyday? In addition to our diverse group of experienced, sector-specific Managers, we have exceptional student talent who help us stay connected to our global network of 70,000 investors and entrepreneurs.
These are some of the hardest working people you will meet. In addition to the responsibilities that come with being full-time students, they help us manage our social media accounts, provide logistical and promotional support for all of our events, and maintain our virtual relationships. We wanted to take an opportunity to celebrate and thank these individuals by writing about them.
Today, we want to introduce you to Abigael Le, a Canadian who is studying abroad at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (Berlin School of Economics and Law). Her major is International Business with a concentration in Human Resources and a Minor in German. Her goal is to pursue a career in Human Resources or Public Relations in Europe.
She was selected to join our team to bring the skills she is learning about in the classroom to the Startup Club. In turn, she’s been able to cultivate skills with us that she will need for her eventual career in HR or PR.
She’s gotten plenty of practice! She’s been responsible for creating content on Instagram, as well providing event promotion and communications support for our Pitch Nights. Her next goal is to provide support for our lengthier engagement content and continue building her social media management skills.
In addition to making meaningful contributions to the Startup Club, Abby says that she’s enjoyed being a part of a truly international team, the diversity of assignments she’s been given, and being able to work flexible hours.
She says, “All of the people in the company are international, working with international investors and international startups—everything is international! I’ve been searching for experiences in multiple sectors, and the internship at the Startup Club has provided me with that.
I have learnt more about content creation, LinkedIn, and communicating within the professional community. The Startup Club was great start to being introduced to this world while still being a student.”
As part of efforts to accommodate full time students, Abby’s been given the flexibility of selecting her working hours. Nonetheless, she says that she’s also had to learn how to balance her extensive school and professional commitments. However, she says learning how to manage her time and work on multiple projects simultaneously is an indispensable she says will undoubtedly help her in the future.
Her advice for interns who will join us in the future is this:
“Aside from time management, one of the most important things to do here is to communicate. As this is a remote job, communication is extra important to ensure all expectations and concerns are met. Everyone I’ve worked with is very understanding, and they appreciate communication.”
In closing we want to extend a big thank you to Abigael Le for all the tangible contributions she has made to the Startup Club. We are so excited to see what you accomplish next!
If you read this blog post, and became curious about interning with us, we encourage you to reach out to us. We believe that integrating the perspectives of the next generation and people from diverse backgrounds are the keys to a successful organization. We are eager to grow alongside you and support your professional development.
To learn more about an internship at the Startup Club, reach out to us and apply at firstname.lastname@example.org.