Associate Summer Intern
Oct 01 2021
University of Texas at El Paso
$29 / $5022.80
I enjoyed the work that I did.
What did your project(s) entail? What kinds of tools did you get to work with?
I designed and developed a strategy to increase member engagement in the LinkedIn group of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation by analyzing the metrics, previous content posted, and audience. I led vendor research around Voluntary Accessibility Product Template certification to ensure that StartupTree, the student entrepreneur platform, comply with accessibility guidelines. Furthermore, I project managed promotional item orders and distribution across 46 colleges and universities. I contributed to creating a playbook for the National Ideas Competition for students in the universities of the LauchPad network. And I consolidated several disparate historical contact lists with stakeholders across the entrepreneurial ecosystem, creating and mapping column headers and data sets to prepare for batch Salesforce upload. Throughout the internship, I used Excel, Box, and Salesforce.
I had a Good relationship with my mentor.
How was your relationship with your mentor / manager?
The relationship with my mentor was great! We worked closely together and would have weekly meetings to check on the progress of my projects, ask for new ideas, and plan future assignments.
I enjoyed the team I worked with.
Can you describe some team events?
I enjoyed working with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation team as they all were very professional and approachable. I participated in every weekly meeting and was encouraged to share my opinion.
I enjoyed the social aspect of my internship.
What was your favorite thing about the company's culture?
Although my internship was virtual, I had the opportunity to network with the members of the team and other professionals from The Blackstone Group.
Housing Arrangement: Other
Company swag provided
I had a great time during this internship with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation team. The team was very welcoming, professional, and supportive. My favorite projects were leading vendor research to recommend obtaining certification for accessibility compliance and developing a marketing strategy to increase engagement in the LaunchPad LinkedIn group. I liked that my opinion was valuable to the team when they requested my feedback regarding validating new resources before adding them to the LaunchPad program. Although leaving the city was not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I would have loved to have this internship experience in the foundation's office located in New York.
Would you recommend this internship to a friend? Yes.
Are you returning? No, I did not get a return offer.