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Ascent Microfinance

Chief Portfolio Officer

October 2018 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

I like the collaborative environment at Ascent, allowing the team to grow and mutually learn from each other. In working with the Lending Team to create a new offering, it was very fulfilling for our team to see a project through from start to finish! Along the way, we encountered various challenges but it only drove us to adapt in order to continue helping our clients.

What I wish was different

Advice

Trust is important within your team. Transparency, adaptability, and accountability are three traits that were essential in working at Ascent's entrepreneurial environment. As long as you communicate well with the rest of the team and establish trust that each of you will complete your deliverables on time, the entire team can successfully execute the project!
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Chief Executive Officer

August 2018 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

Ascent has been the best part of my college experience. I loved working alongside driven, entrepreneurial thinkers, tackling challenges through unique solutions and serving the greater Columbus community. The organization provided the best place for me to grow, creatively and professionally. I look forward to seeing Ascent in the future.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be a go-getter. Start on tasks, share your vision, run with your idea. Ascent gives you complete control of your role and allows you to sculpt your vision for your work, and the nonprofit. Don't be afraid to get your hands wet and think creatively about the challenges you face.
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Interim Chief of Staff

May - August 2020 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

The team is very collaborative and hands on helping to improve real lives and make an impact on the Columbus community! Being run by Ohio State undergraduate students, I have gained not only coworkers but friends that have made my time at OSU so much more fun and impactful.

What I wish was different

Nothing! The team is so flexible and this internship has worked well around any schedule. The transition to online team meetings and collaboration with COVID-19 was very smooth!

Advice

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