http://www.sorensonimpact.com

University of Utah - Sorenson Impact Center

Intern

October 2019 - March 2020 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Learning about the VC industry and analyzing models and doing due diligence

What I wish was different

It being paid

Advice

It’s rigorous and takes a lot of extra hours and learning is worth it
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Data Science Intern and Student Manager of the Student Coalition for Higher Education

September 2020 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I am extremely passionate about racial and social justice, and that's exactly what the Sorenson Impact Center is about. They emphasize social impact, and I 'm currently working on cleaning and analyzing meaningful data and managing a student coalition of ten students across the nation.

What I wish was different

I wish this was in-person! Other than that, no complaints at all!

Advice

Leading with compassion and empathy and emphasizing collaboration are keys to productivity!
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Policy Fellow

September 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I liked working on projects with real clients, getting to lead projects and work with other students, sharing ideas and seeing them incorporated into projects made me feel valued, and I loved learning from so many incredibly sharp and skilled staff members.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the opportunity to work an a wider variety of projects in order to learn more about my own professional interests and strengths.

Advice

Take all the opportunities presented to you (or as many as you can) and challenge yourself, it will pay off and you will learn a ton.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Policy Innovation Fellow

January 2020 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Sorenson has been the most rewarding experience of my undergraduate career. I started this year unsure of whether I wanted to go into industry or research, and with little hands on experience, and I'm graduating this December fully aware of what I want to do. Sorenson has helped me identify my passions, the career I want, and how to get there.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

It's really up to you to decide how Sorenson will affect you. If all you want is something to pad your resume then it'll be a fine experience, but if you actually get involved and passionate about your projects you'll realize that the Center is made up of a network of people just waiting to help you grow.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Communications Fellow

January - August 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I liked meeting new people and learning new skills.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had more guidance from my mentors

Advice

Do your internship early!!! It will make all of the difference for knowing what you want to do.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Impact Investing Associate

June 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I love working in teams and being able to research real companies and make real investment decisions! I really like being able to get industry experience (in Finance) so that I can build my skills and resume.

What I wish was different

I wish I had taken advantage of this opportunity earlier.

Advice

I would encourage anyone interested in investing to apply to this experience. It is rigorous but extremely satisfying. I find it is far more valuable then getting paid.
1 person found this helpful