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A Taste of Real Life, by Surya Sendyl

When I applied to the Silicon Valley Program, I was expecting to get out of my comfort-zone of beautiful and easygoing Camp Claremont and venture out into the real world for a semester. Being a Philosophy-Economics dual major with a … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Future, by Austin Teece

How can you prepare for corporate America while you’re in college? I went to boarding school before enrolling at CMC grew accustomed to the idea of living on a campus and the rhythm of classes, studying, and athletics. The Silicon … Continue reading

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Life at Unitus Impact, by Pitra Harun

It’s 7:00 in the morning here at San Francisco. In about one hour I start my day at the office of Unitus Impact, just two blocks away from my apartment. It’s a lovely small office that used to serve as … Continue reading

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Adventures Ahead in Silicon Valley, by Kelsey Gohn

So far I’ve spent 12 hours on the Caltrain. It’s only a very small fraction of the 160 I plan to spend on it this semester. I elected to live in Mountain View and commute to San Francisco. Everyone, including … Continue reading

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It Feels Like it was Just Yesterday, by Mayowa Ige

Although it has been exactly four months since I first stepped foot into our lovely Mountain View apartment, it feels like it was just yesterday. It feels like it was just yesterday that I accepted my offer of employment at … Continue reading

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Unexpected, by Jacquelyn Zehner

It’s mid-way through the semester and my internship is not what I expected. At school I am studying Computational Neuroscience and Economics. However, I have a background that heavily favors the lab-science end of my major. Naturally I expected my … Continue reading

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Discovered Opportunities, by Christian Mkpado

I thought I knew the career path that I wanted to pursue before I came to Silicon Valley. The tech industry, for some reason, never seems to be in the discussion at CMC where the careers of choice overwhelmingly favor … Continue reading

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Introductory Remarks at Bay Area Reception in Honor of President Gann, by Shree Pandya

Greetings, world. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to introduce President Gann at a Bay Area reception honoring her service to CMC. Steve Siegel, our fantastic Silicon Valley Program director, has since realized that the speech I gave … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Philosophy, by Xiaoyin Qu

Silicon Valley is an awesome place. Having been at the Silicon Valley program since January, the most frequent word I have said has been “wow.” When your company is offering free beer and wine every single day (although I am … Continue reading

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Reflections from a New Intern

Sitting at a table outside the cafeteria, my manager asked, “Now that you have been here for a week, how do you like EA so far? How does it differ from your expectations?” On top of my head, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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