Jackie’s Startup Internship on the Boston Waterfront

As a sophomore at Choate Rosemary Hall, Jackie was interested in startups and technology. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, she had moved to Boston from Silicon Valley and was seeking a meaningful summer internship. We connected Jackie to Cashtivity, whose office was located in an exciting startup accelerator in Boston’s Innovation District. Cashtivity is a technology and data driven company, producing learning products based on challenges to enliven the entrepreneurial spirit and skills of K-12 students.

Jackie’s responsibilities were varied and many:

  • She provided new “math challenges” for the Cashtivity product and provided feedback on existing challenges.
  • She created and implemented a multi-pronged marketing plan and collateral targeting middle and high school students to generate interest and secure user-testers to provide feedback.
  • She managed social media, both tracking activity and providing content on multiple platforms

In her wonderful letter of recommendation, the CEO wrote:

Jackie is extremely organized, managing multiple tasks simultaneously and she consistently produced high quality work with enthusiasm. Her “can do” attitude was evident in all she did, even willingly taking on extra projects outside of her 3 full days in the office. She possesses a true entrepreneurial attitude. Her great interpersonal skills were evident while collaborating with our college intern, Skyping with team members in Australia, giving Power Point presentations and contributing in meetings and interviews. She was an asset to our organizations and I know any academic or professional organization would be fortunate to have Jackie as part of their team.

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