Original post written by Kenny Xu ’19, participant in the DavidsonIE Internship Program.
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 I been flushed down a vapid, unstimulating internship with little to do except get coffee for my boss, I might have exploded. That’s why it’s so fortunate that my stint so far at Stratifyd Inc. has been nothing short of eye-opening. So new is this upstart startup in the lanky suburbs of South Charlotte that I was treated just like a full-time employee. I was constantly pulled into meetings with senior executives, grafted with something only heard in college-student legends, perhaps in whispers or rumors but rarely ever documented – real responsibility. It is this blessed “real responsibility” that has defined my tenure here at Stratifyd, and something that, now that I have it, I never want to let go.