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CHOYCES

Finance Business Management Intern

January 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

CHOYCES is a great place to get your foot in the door and start gaining professional experience. It is a very welcoming workplace where you can work at your own pace and can easily ask for help when needed. You will learn a lot and the fellow employees are a lot of fun as well!

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Project Management Intern

January - May 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I love the opportunity to work with members from various departments. Love the cultural diversity in the organization. It is definitely an opportunity to learn from fellow interns and Dr. Goolsby.

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Game Development Intern

November 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

What I like is that I was able to finally able to work with something I like such as game development with unity since I know coding interviews had been very competitive. This isn't a hotshot company like Google, but at the bare minimum, this place gives you a little leg up in working on a project with possibly a teammate with the hope that you can slowly build your portfolio.

What I wish was different

Because this is an unpaid position, it's unfortunate that maybe this is a contributing factor where maybe there would be a team member who isn't as committed as expected. Not only that, I get the feeling that the position I am at right now isn't the most glorified internship position such as software engineering position at Google or some popular game studio. But, that's fine. Have gratitude with the things you have and make most of the experience.

Advice

When you are feeling down with all the rejection letters and failing your courses after all that hard work, just remember why you love doing what you are doing and find meaning in the struggle whenevr your coding doesn't work most the time, or when it finally works.
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Recruitment Intern

December 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Being part of CHOYCES has been such a great experience. I have enjoyed the learn by doing approach. I like how everyone goes out of their way to help each other. Every team is amazing. I have always felt supported. This is a great environment to learn. CHOYCES also has a very flexible working schedule which has been amazing. From the time I've been here, I've learned a lot and continually see myself being challenged which has allowed me to grow professionally as well as personally.

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Project Management Intern

January - April 2021 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I hd joined the organization on January. The warm welcome by each and wvery employer was estatic and energize me to work forward for the company. While working on several projects, I like the fact that all the team members manages the time and discuss as wel as share each and profound knowledge on working on their part and completing the tasks on time. It is great organization where each employer shares and have a wonderful communication that bonds us to work for the company. It has been a tremendous experience till now while working over here.

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Recruiter Intern

January 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I recently joined the team, and I enjoy how organized my responsibilities and tasks are. The lead Recruiter took time to trained me and others, and I was able to fully comprehend my responsibilities and what's needed to become a good Recruiter.

What I wish was different

I wish I would've found this company sooner because It has really help me understand Human Resources, and I am currently conducting interviews, which has helped me become more confident.

Advice

I truly cannot recommend this company more!! Really pay attention to the training, which will ensure you succeed in your field as it is a continual learning experience. This company has allowed me to fully understand the Human Resources field and I cannot wait to learn more.
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Recruitment Intern

January 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Everyone at CHOYCES was really friendly and supportive. When I was first inducted into the program, there were many who welcomed me and made me feel like I belonged here. My co-workers at the department that I was designated to, which was Recruitment, were super helpful and more than willing to sacrifice their time to make me understand the ins-and-outs of recruiting. Additionally, the Weekly meetings we had would help keep the whole team organized and updated regarding current and future affairs, which I felt was a great support.

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Marketing Intern

January 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I just recently joined the team and I enjoy how organized my responsibilities and tasks have been laid out. It allows for no confusion for what I'm responsible for and when I need to complete tasks by.

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Project Management Intern

January 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I like how the timings are flexible and the people here are affable and provide genuine feedback on the work done. Working at CHOYCES has given me an opportunity to expand in my domain.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more interns to get an experience of working with cross-functional teams

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Grant Writing Intern

November 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The tasks and assignments are all very clear and the other interns are very pleasant to work with. There are also a lot of extra learning experiences that are beneficial for students or young professionals. The expectations are communicated clearly and are reasonable to meet.

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Business Management Intern

November 2020 - April 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked that you always had the opportunity to collaborate on new projects. New projects meant having the chance to interact with almost all departments. The internship was very flexible in terms of time availability. I was taught numerous new skills.

What I wish was different

Having more interns in the department

Advice

This internship will teach you lifelong lessons that you will carry with you throughout your career. Every day you have a new lesson to learn.
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Marketing Intern

November 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Learnt how to work remotely, utilize time, team work, and networking

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Advice

Always check your messenger as it is a remote internship
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Videography Intern

September 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the flexibility of this job. They are very understanding of other commitments you may have and work with you to find a schedule that fits. I also thoroughly enjoyed the teamwork. Although this is a remote internship, I still felt like I had a great opportunity to meet people from all over. This internship was a great way for me to learn how to work in a collaborative environment with many different departments teaming together for one important goal.

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Advice

Always remember to be communicative and collaborative. I believe that is the most important aspect of this internship considering it is fully remote. I would also suggest reaching out and getting to know your coworkers. I've met some wonderful people from all over the U.S. from participating in this internship and those are important connections I will continue to have once I have finished the internship.
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Project Management Intern

December 2020 - April 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I love that the scheduling is flexible and you have some choice in what you want to work on. I like the networking and teamwork between the departments and the collaboration with Dr Goolsby.

What I wish was different

Fundraising is a requirement which I am very bad at. It does give you an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone but I do wish it wasn't required. It is minimal though and all you have to do is put forth effort.

Advice

This is a great internship opportunity! My best advice is to go for it even if you are doubting your abilities. There is so much support for you to grow and you will have resources.
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Marketing Intern

October 2020 - January 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

This position truly made an impact on my work skills all-around. It was incredibly beneficial for enhancing my communication skills, work ethic, time management, team-work skills, motivational skills, networking, and much more. I feel so much more prepared and ready for my future endeavours having had this experience. The values and missions of this company also resulted in me genuinely wanting to work for them and help out as much as possible. The interns are all very welcoming, positive, and great working with.

What I wish was different

It would be incredibly beneficial to have more interns join the departments, the more interns that join, the more manageable the work will be for everyone!

Advice

This position was absolutely worth getting the experience and getting more into the work/professional mindset, great opportunity to begin your career.
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Curriculum Design Intern

January 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I love having the opportunity to collaborate with various members within every department. There's alot of trust within the company itself in terms of understanding that each employer, regardless of whether they're an intern or full time working, is capable and will execute the tasks and delegate accordingly. There are such high expectations for the company in terms of your responsibilities; however, I feel that it makes you a more accountable worker and helps you gain various skills in a short period of time. The amount of collaboration and communication is astounding and the work that gets done on a daily basis feels very rewarding.

What I wish was different

The mission and vision of the company are quite strong. It goes without saying that it takes a village to make change a reality. The one thing that would have been beneficial is more exposure to the opportunities that lie at CHOYCES. With a larger influx of interns who're dedicated and interested in the company, work would progress much faster. This is not the fault of the company at all! I recognize and appreciate their frequent attempts to hire more interns! That being said, everyone regardless of what department they're from ensure in every way that all members feel supported and get the help they need.

Advice

As an educator, this is such a different pace than what I'm familiar with and if you're someone that's looking to gain alot of experience with a company that's growing along side of you, I truly cannot recommend this company more! There's so much perspective to gain in this opportunity and you really aren't restricted to your own corner of expertise. There isn't a day that I'm not collaborating with someone else within another department, which keeps the job exciting and a continual learning experience!
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Tutor

December 2020 - April 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

They always were very responsive. It help to learning about virtual learning and ways to teach in a virtual environment.

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I would say give them a chance. You never know what you can learn from such a great experience.
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Marketing Int

August - November 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The flexibility! It wasn’t a 9-5 so I was able to somewhat balance my schoolwork and personal life as long as I got my assignments completed. I also had to rely on my team a lot since there were many tasks, and made many networking connections by doing so.

What I wish was different

My boss had very unrealistic expectations and tended to be very aggressive towards criticism and change. I wish there would have been more of an effort on her part to engage in communication with me and other company members so we could have implemented new ideas more effectively and have more success

Advice

A “failed” experience doesn’t mean it lacks importance! I have learned so much about what I do / do not want in a future career which has helped me a lot in shaping my future career path
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