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Dean Rusk Green bridge overlooking lilypad pond in Givenry, France

My summer experience was set in motion last fall, when I traveled with Davidson’s program based in Tours, France, and we made an excursion to the Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny, just over an hour northwest of Paris. With every passing minute, winding through the most amazingly beautiful garden I’d…

Entrepreneurship A single lit hanging lightbulb in a group of lightbulbs

Even though I grew up in Silicon Valley, I never thought of myself as a tech kind of gal. While it was cool to live near Google, Apple and Facebook HQ, I didn’t have much interest in computer science, which I assumed was a prerequisite for 99 percent of the…

Entrepreneurship Main square in Sofia, Bulgaria at night

If you asked me just three months ago what I would be doing this summer, I would have never imagined I’d have the opportunity to intern in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. When I received my internship offer from Dronamics, a startup that develops unmanned cargo aircraft, I was a…

Entrepreneurship Bar graphs and line charts with tablet

Living alone for the first time is hard enough.  Living alone for the first time, working 40 hours a week in an industry you’ve barely touched – data analytics (as a likely English major) – that’s a little harder. But like most Davidson students, I like a good challenge. Had…

Entrepreneurship Central Park - New York City, view from Rockefeller Center.

If anyone told me three years ago that I would one day have the privilege of living and working in New York City, I would immediately have laughed at them. The reason being, before arriving at Davidson College, certain opportunities seemed more like fairy tales, or wishful thinking. Yet the…

Entrepreneurship Colorful test tubes on top of periodic table of the elements

My first month at MicroSio (which will undergo a name change soon) has been a really enjoyable learning experience. I’ve been tasked with everything from market research to designing experiments in the lab, and I’ve found my Davidson liberal arts education extremely helpful in preparing me for a Swiss Army…

Entrepreneurship Coworking office interior with computer monitors on desks, chairs and window with city view.

Only two weeks of my internship had passed when I heard “trial by fire,” a phrase that I hadn’t realized I was missing until a prospective member jokingly described my job as such. I laughed it off but quickly realized how appropriately it described the way I was feeling early…

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