“Highlight Reels” and the Failures they Hide

During a recent Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders’ Seminar at Stanford University, DFJ Partner Emily Melton gave a great overview of her perspective on success in the world around us. In particular, Emily warned us about the “highlight reels” we see from others’ lives. To emphasize the point, Emily gave us a literal highlight reel of photos … More “Highlight Reels” and the Failures they Hide

A Day in the Life – Management Consulting Intern

This summer, I’ve ventured into consulting as a Decision Analytics Associate Intern at ZS. Over the course of the internship, I’ve enjoyed the vibrant downtown San Mateo location. Along with a building in South San Francisco, these twin locations form the “San Francisco” office, one of many that ZS has across the world. A lot … More A Day in the Life – Management Consulting Intern

The Stanford Student’s Guide to Renting in the Bay Area

Stanford guarantees four years of on-campus housing, a really great perk given how expensive the surrounding area is: homes in Palo Alto sell for a median price of $3.3 million, and rent can be just as exorbitant. For people who return to campus for additional years (in my case, a 5th year to finish my … More The Stanford Student’s Guide to Renting in the Bay Area

Things I Learned from my Instrumental Internship

Fresh off a successful tour with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, I jumped right into my next adventure: working at Instrumental as a Business Development Intern. Instrumental creates a combined hardware and software system that solves a critical blind spot in manufacturing: lack of access to insights on the assembly line. Because of archaic data systems … More Things I Learned from my Instrumental Internship