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  2. Hey guys:) I'm a rising sophomore getting a bachelors of architecture degree. I'm looking to possibly go into Real Estate, particularly development and other sectors that are more on the buildy/architecty side rather than the finance side. I hav ...

    +3 28 comments5 Aug 2019 -

  3. Hey monkeys, As I am a rising sophomore at a non-target, I have been trying to position myself as best as possible to land an IB gig. I understand that a very common path is for students to do an internship in PWM or at a local PE shop or HF, etc in the f ...

    +6 16 comments29 Jul 2019 -

  4. Sophomore Summer Job

    Job Search Advice

    Hi guys, What are some good jobs to do for my sophomore summer? I know that PWM internships are the go-to ones, but I live in a non-major Canadian city so they aren't easily available. So what type of jobs would you guys recommend? Retail? Sales? Adm ...

    +1 93 comments12 May 2017 -

  5. Diversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes all the introductory p ...

    +41 41 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  6. So, I'm kind of freaking out that I haven't found an internship yet. It very much is my fault (I had my head up my ass and missed the boat on applying to the bigger firms that offer their interns training in what they will be doing). I've t ...

    +1 177 comments19 Dec 2017 -

  7. Like I promised, I'm back to give an explanation on how to get an internship after freshman or sophomore year. I'm not offering any guarantees, but I can tell you that it has worked for me, and it depends on the effort you put in. Want a job? Ea ...

    +3 82 comments10 Dec 2016 -

  8. Just out of curiosity... Have anyone heard back from DB Achieve Internship yet? I applied to two different divisions (IB & non-IB) and just heard back from the non-IB one. Deutsche Bank DB Deutsche achievement sophomore 2016 summer internship 2016 Sum ...

    56 comments23 Nov 2015 -

  9. I have been an avid reader of WSO for the past couple of years and the stories that I have enjoyed reading the most are about non-target kids breaking into Wall Street. I always looked at them with admiration and dissected every article to gain the most v ...

    +9 28 comments18 Apr 2015 -

  10. Goldman Sachs Sophomore

    Investment Banking

    Anyone here intern as a sophomore at GS IBD? Wondering how the process is like, how competitive, etc. Sophomores who interned at other BBs, feel free to weigh in as well. IBD Goldman Sachs sophomore Goldman Sachs Salary Yes Yes 223618 339872 79038 137142 ...

    +1 38 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  11. Hello fellow primates, I currently attend a semi-target (think USC/Berkeley/UCLA/McKenna/Pomona) and will be a sophomore in the fall. I recently received an offer from a top consulting firm for summer 2014 (think MBB, Booz, Deloitte, LEK). However, I defi ...

    +1 40 comments9 Feb 2017 -

  12. I'm currently a freshman in college and I'm exploring my options for the coming summer. This past summer I did a finance-related internship at a small firm. I wanted to hear your suggestions for what to do in order to best set up my career. Some ...

    +2 169 comments24 Sep 2010 -

  13. As I finish up my sophomore year at a target I am truly wondering this one question: for the people on this website who are juniors/seniors and have successfully attained IB jobs/summer internships...most of you had to get good grades...which for most of ...

    35 comments19 May 2014 -

  14. BP Sophomore Experience 2015

    Sales and Trading

    Anyone interviewing for or has done BP's Sophomore Experience? experience BP sophomore 2015 tading IST ...

    27 comments11 Apr 2017 -

  15. Hi All, Has anyone heard back about the superday for the Morgan Stanley Sophomore Investment Banking Summer Analyst Program?? Investment Banking Morgan Stanley sophomore 2015 ...

    35 comments24 Jan 2015 -

  16. Tips for Securing Round 1?

    Job Search Advice

    I am currently a Sophomore @ Berkeley (Haas), but I'm having a ridiculously hard time getting any internship this semester. I've taken accounting and finance classes, have a strong GPA (3.75), had many internships before including a full time su ...

    +1 80 comments9 Mar 2010 -

  17. I'm in a really fortunate position in that I can choose between interning at a lower middle market private equity firm or a middle market investment bank which has a little more of a name brand (they do $15-20 million range deals) As a sophomore at a ...

    24 comments30 Apr 2016 -

  18. Has anyone else here applied to this program? sophomore Perella Weinberg Partners ...

    30 comments4 Jan 2015 -

  19. Background: Rising sophomore at a semi-target, spent first half my life in the US then second half life in Asia (not China/ HK /SG). I'm currently interning at a Big 4 accounting firm in an advisory team (not CF or TAS). I'm thinking about inter ...

    35 comments17 Sep 2013 -

  20. DB achieve [sophomore program]

    Investment Banking

    Posting for a buddy. Just post if you've heard back or not. finance sophomore Deutsche Bank Salary Yes Yes 178300 300295 255126 311062 265417 ...

    38 comments15 Feb 2012 -

  21. Hi guys, So I've been given this opportunity to intern with a boutique IB in LA this summer. I'm a sophomore and I'm aiming at junior IBD internship in BB next year. If it were not for the job function I got to know from my interviewer, I&# ...

    33 comments19 Apr 2011 -

  22. Searched around a bit but could only find discussions about the interview part of the program. Recently got an offer for an SA position in the GS securities division sophomore program, and wanted to know if anyone else has done the same thing in the past. ...

    18 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  23. F50 Finance vs. Small Boutique

    Job Search Advice

    I am in the process of choosing internships, and have one from a F50 firm, and one from a small IB Boutique. As a sophomore, what would be better for me to pick if I want IB next summer? Now I hear people say "If you want to do IB, just take the IB o ...

    +1 25 comments9 Apr 2013 -

  24. Back Office as a Sophomore

    Job Search Advice

    Hello Everyone, Would accepting a back office operations position at a BB firm for my sophomore summer hurt my ability to get a FO SA role junior year?. Is this better/worse than a local PWN internship? Are there any other areas you would recommend that I ...

    18 comments29 Jan 2018 -

  25. Hi all, I have offers from both of these firms for their sophomore programs and I obviously need to pick one (I'm from a target). Here's a breakdown of each: UBS President 's: Four 2-week rotationals, each in a different area of the investm ...

    25 comments15 Feb 2012 -

  26. i know this is a silly question but: does anyone know if GS Spring Program for sophomores is paid or unpaid? it's the one week program for sophomores. it'd be great if someone could pls let me know---it's just that because i am not a u.s. c ...

    21 comments21 Apr 2016 -

  27. . sa sophomore No Yes 311062 403547 408030 309068 140247 ...

    21 comments8 Jan 2016 -

  28. Happy New years everyone!, Hope everyone enjoyed their new year and got home safe. I wanted some advice in which internship to choose from. My background: I am currently a sophomore at a non target school double majoring in accounting and finance. My goal ...

    +1 14 comments1 Jan 2017 -

  29. Hey Y'all, I'm from a target Ivy, have a good GPA (rounded 3.9), have some good extracurricular positions, and prior internships in economics research and Asset Management. I don't think this entitles me in any way to an interview, but from ...

    27 comments2 Dec 2010 -

  30. i am just going to be a freshman this year and this summer i studied my bro's study note. it is not bad anyway. I want to take CFA as a freshman or sophomore but the cfa institute would not allow. any suggestions? freshman CFA sophomore No Yes 269215 ...

    26 comments17 Aug 2010 -

  31. Hey guys, Looking to get a sophomore internship at one of these aforementioned places for financial analyst intern roles or any other relevant business role. Target school, prior boutique tech IB experience, currently at a 3.8 GPA and hoping to keep this ...

    16 comments16 Aug 2014 -

  32. I am a freshman and I was considering applying to the JP Morgan Freshman/Sophomore summer internship program. However, as I have no economics background (not having taken a single econ course, not even in high school), it is probably not worth it for me t ...

    20 comments14 Jan 2011 -

  33. I'm a sophomore at an ivy with a 3.85 gpa majoring in math and economics. I've applied to sophomore programs in IBD and S&T, and I just can't seem to get an interview. What am I doing wrong? I am a giant nerd, and my resume consists of ...

    21 comments21 Jan 2010 -

  34. I have already accepted a summer offer with one of the Big 4 Accounting firms for this summer. However, I legitimately think that my passion lies in Banking and would like to learn more about it. I'm finishing my app to Barclays 's Sophomore Ski ...

    13 comments22 Feb 2016 -

  35. Hey guys, I'm going to a networking event tomorrow and really want to fix up my resume. I've made some serious changes, but I feel like the wordings of a couple of lines are a bit weird. Can anyone offer some advice on the overall resume (format ...

    13 comments26 Dec 2015 -

  36. PE intern looked down upon?

    Investment Banking

    Hey WSO just a quick question, For my sophomore summer my cousin has said he can help secure a PE summer intern stint in a medium sized fund in London UK. I thought it would be a great experience to see the buyside and have an international experience. Ho ...

    17 comments2 Mar 2012 -

  37. I'm a sophomore at a nontarget. I've beens struggling with cold emailing people. After sending out ~75 emails I've gotten a 5% response rate. I signed up for the birthright trip and just got an email about something called Birthright Excel ...

    +3 8 comments5 Oct 2018 -

  38. Would working in corporate finance for a F500 company be a waste of time after my sophomore year? Last year after my freshman year I really did nothing, just lifeguarding and getting drunk the entire summer- so I'm not sure if my resume is strong eno ...

    16 comments23 Nov 2012 -

  39. Hi, I just finished my freshman year at a target school (Dartmouth, Duke, Cornell). I finished with a 3.67 for the year, which I was pretty disappointed with. I'll try to get my cumulative GPA close to 3.8 next year. I do have a 4.0 in my major (ECON ...

    17 comments10 May 2009 -

  40. BB S&T Sophomore Summer

    Sales and Trading

    So my cousin is an Executive Director in S&T at the BB where I 'm doing PWM this summer. I will be a sophomore in the fall and am hoping to use this connection to get an internship/ SA position or, at the very least, an interview. We're very ...

    +1 15 comments6 Jul 2011 -

  41. Nothing in sophomore summer

    Job Search Advice

    -- Banking investment Internship sophomore No Yes 23268 68037 136061 12396 447018 ...

    +1 15 comments27 Apr 2011 -

  42. Hi everyone, I'm a pending sophomore transfer student in BC, Canada. I've been reading WSO since the middle of last year, but recently my aspirations for banking has intensified, so here I am. I have two options to consider for September. Both o ...

    10 comments6 Jul 2016 -

  43. I'm a sophomore at a top target looking at strategy consulting as a career path. I know that consulting firms only offer summer positions to rising seniors, but I'm wondering as to how to best position myself for that opportunity. I spent last s ...

    12 comments8 Mar 2016 -

  44. sophomore finance resume

    Resume Advice

    Hey guys, I'm currently applying to a variety of financial summer internships and am getting ready to sending out my resume. What do you guys think? What do you think my chances are of landing something? I'm planning on applying to Federal Reser ...

    +1 14 comments12 Jan 2010 -

  45. I was wondering if anybody here applied for this program (particularly in Corporate & Commercial banking, because I think the IB program might have a different notification timeline) and was notified? With over 1,000 applicants I figure there must be ...

    10 comments11 Dec 2015 -

  46. Hi Everyone, ...

    11 comments27 Aug 2014 -

  47. Hey Guys, I'm currently a rising sophomore and would ultimately like to land a S&T gig next year. I don't mind the location the job is in (would this help?) and have a good amount of Private Equity experience up to this point. Is is feasible ...

    12 comments13 Jun 2012 -

  48. Hi All, I am a rising sophomore at NYU Stern (Undergraduate). As most of you already know recruitment has moved up. I want to prepare as much as I can researching about the undergraduate opportunities I will have (mostly for summer 2017). Please comment b ...

    9 comments5 Aug 2016 -

  49. hey guys, im a soph and i just heard back from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney 's branch internship program(?) for a first round interview from my research, it basically seems like a wealth management internship? does anyone know much else about it? also ...

    +1 13 comments12 Feb 2010 -

  50. Advice on choosing offer

    Investment Banking

    Hey everyone. I have learned a lot from reading these forums before and the advice has actually allowed me to receive some offers for this summer. Thanks for all of the help. I am currently a sophomore at a target school. I have a summer offers at: No nam ...

    12 comments17 Mar 2011 -

  51. Has anyone heard back from DB Demystifying Investment Banking 2011? It's a 3 day networking weekend. I know there's one for MBA Students, but I'm inquiring about the Undergraduate Sophomore one, in particular? Deutsche Bank db sophomore Deu ...

    11 comments27 Apr 2011 -

  52. I'll be interning at a BB in IB as a sophomore and obviously, I know my first focus should be on getting the return offer and finding if this is the firm/industry I really want to be in. And just the chilling the eff out until this summer. But I was ...

    10 comments22 Feb 2012 -

  53. Hey guys, I'm a sophomore majoring in Finance at a non-target in the southeast interested in investment banking and I've been constantly searching for an internship for this summer. I've been reaching out (via cold-email) to many small bout ...

    9 comments29 Apr 2014 -

  54. Sophomore PE Internship

    Private Equity

    Does anyone know details about the firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson? What is their reputation? How would a internship from a middle market PE firm like VSS set me up for IB recruiting in the fall? How does this internship compare to a boutique IB internship? ...

    8 comments27 Jan 2016 -

  55. Hi, I just got an offer for S&T for the summer at 70k prorated. Is this normal pay for sophomores in S&T this summer? NY office. sophomore sa s&t Salary ...

    8 comments10 Dec 2015 -

  56. Please RIP IT A NEW ONE and completely and utterly ERADICATE IT from the face of the earth. Aiming for IBD, but really willing to settle for any kind of finance experience this summer (eg PWM, consulting). Thanks! ...

    9 comments14 Nov 2013 -

  57. What kind of things are you putting on your resume as past working experience? Do most of you have great work experience in finance/business at that stage? I'm a freshmen at a non-target transferring to a target next year, but my past work experience ...

    10 comments4 Jun 2010 -

  58. Hi all! I was accepted into several sophomore Pre-Internship/Early Insight/Diversity Programs and was wondering what is the purpose of these programs. Do they serve as a pipeline for summer recruiting, or are they more of information sessions? Would these ...

    +3 6 comments14 Mar 2018 -

  59. I'm currently a sophomore recruiting from a semi-target school. I double in Finance and Computer Science and have a 4.0 and good extracurriculars. I've had a few ibd interviews, but haven't been able to land anything. However, I have landed ...

    9 comments24 Jan 2012 -

  60. Should I give up my internship?

    Investment Banking

    So I have a dilemma. I want to go into IB after I graduated, hopefully by landing a solid internship at a BB next year (my junior year). However, from what I've read on the forums, PWM internships are bs. I won't learn anything legitimate, I ...

    9 comments24 Apr 2010 -

  61. I have already accepted an offer to intern with Merrill Lynch this spring semester- It will be two days a week. However, I can also get a position this spring semester at UBS- two days a week so technically I can work at both ML and UBS at the same time. ...

    9 comments8 Jan 2010 -

  62. Yesterday I got an email from a BB regarding a sophomore internship program for IB and S&T. Turns out that even though I go to a non-target, I made the first round phone interview, which I was not expecting (had some help from a recruiter and a mentor ...

    8 comments25 Jan 2012 -

  63. I'm a Sophomore finance major at Notre Dame with a 3.2 GPA. I'm interested in working for a HF or VC, but I'm willing to start off in investment banking if need be. I'm also interested in Asset Management as a possibility. I'm loo ...

    8 comments9 Jan 2011 -

  64. I'm interested in what people think about two offers I'm currently looking at and which I should take if I'm interested in a S&T SA position for next summer. Option 1- Internship at the SEC. The Securities and Exchange Commission is see ...

    7 comments24 Apr 2016 -

  65. sophomore resume help!!

    Resume Advice

    Hey Guys, I was looking for some help on my resume and would really appreciate feedback. I've applied to a bunch of the sophomore programs for the BB 's, but they all seem mostly diversity based, so I'm not holding my breath. I just wanted ...

    8 comments7 Jan 2010 -

  66. Alright, here is my freshly tailored resume. I am a rising Junior hoping to land a BB IBD or PE offer for next summer. Any insight will be greatly appreciated. So, what do you think? http://www.razume.com/documents/15191 banking resume sophomore No Yes 38 ...

    7 comments24 Apr 2016 - Anonymous Monkey

  67. Is this smart/safe?

    Business School and GMAT

    Rising Junior if I should "stay" an extra semester in order to be eligible for Sophomore summer internships then go straight to full time offer and actually graduate in May 2020? sophomore ...

    +1 5 comments23 May 2018 -

  68. IBD

    Investment Banking

    .. mm non target sophomore ...

    7 comments8 Jun 2013 -

  69. Recruiting hasn't really worked out and I contacted my sophomore summer firm, a boutique PE fund, and they said they can create a position for me if I need something for the summer. I had a fair bit of responsibility at the firm but it wasn't ve ...

    7 comments29 Apr 2012 -

  70. I have an 8 week S&T offer at a BB, I want to turn it into a 10 week rotational with the firm. I'd be willing to sign immediately with that change. How do I do this? sophomore s&t IBD rotational ...

    6 comments17 Dec 2015 -

  71. Sophomore Internships in NYC

    Job Search Advice

    Current Duke sophomore looking for internship ideas. Already applying to Goldman, JP, Morgan Stanley. Hoping for more suggestions. Ultimate goal is I-banking. Stats: Econ major 3.5 GPA Multiple Extra-cirriculars nyc Internship sophomore duke university No ...

    6 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  72. sophomore dilemma

    Job Search Advice

    im a sophomore from a semi-target business school- ross school of business. im considering to pursue a career in IBD and ultimately in hedge fund or PE firms. IBD is probably the single most competitive jungle in the world. i know almost all BB firms have ...

    +1 7 comments21 Sep 2010 -

  73. Sophomore resume

    Resume Advice

    Hello. Im a sophomore looking to apply to BB and boutiques for sophomore internships. I kind of revamped my resume according to the advice I got from you guys. Any feedback would be appreciated. And ignore the first entry (spring analyst) under work exper ...

    7 comments2 Jan 2010 -

  74. hey guys, im a sophomore applying to all the rotational programs, and other various mid-market/bb firms. i was hoping to get some feedback on my resume, as well as chances for those kinda programs? i go to a target school. also, the associate role at the ...

    7 comments1 Dec 2009 -

  75. resume sophomore nontarget Review ...

    6 comments15 Jun 2015 -

  76. I am a rising junior who did not receive any IBD or S&T internship offers for this summer. I was accepted to a math research fellowship program for the summer that would eventually lead to a senior thesis and graduation with distinction. I am also pla ...

    7 comments27 Apr 2009 -

  77. Hi all, first I'd like to acknowledge how lucky I am to have this lined up and am not trying to be finicky about this, just desiring more knowledge. I'm a sophomore, and have a S&T role at one of the BB lined up this summer, but the pay is a ...

    7 comments2 Feb 2009 -

  78. ibd bb pwm bb ibd

    Investment Banking

    . IBD BB PWM sophomore ...

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  79. URM @ Target School

    Management Consulting

    Hello everyone, I have been recently looking on WSO, and I have found it super helpful to hear people's experiences in management consulting. I am currently a sophomore at a top target Ivy League college, and I am a first generation student and under ...

    +1 4 comments27 Feb 2019 -

  80. I am only a sophomore, currently sending my resume to as many internships as I can find in a variety of fields-- IB, AM, consulting etc. Really just need something to put on my resume. The thing is, the IB internships mostly don't take sophomores, an ...

    6 comments31 Dec 2013 -

  81. I'm participating in the GS Securities Spring Program in a few weeks. I'm also applying for other programs with other firms. Should I put the GS program on my resume even though I haven't done it yet? What about the fact that it shows that ...

    6 comments6 Mar 2016 -

  82. . lev fin Rotational Program sophomore No Yes 343635 186597 197638 313339 308245 ...

    6 comments14 Feb 2011 -

  83. Goldman Sachs Dilemma

    Investment Banking

    Ok, so GS have hired and hires sophomores. Even their HR said they hire sophomores. But the problem is, the analysts and associates on the recruiting team doesn't know that and believe that they don't hire sophomores. How do I get them to look a ...

    6 comments23 Dec 2010 -

  84. Hey guys, So I am a sophomore attending a target right now and here is my resume: http://www.razume.com/documents/16726 I am currently considering careers in banking, S&t, and advisory for a big 4 (more of a long shot). What summer opportunities shoul ...

    6 comments16 Sep 2010 -

  85. I'm a sophomore at a target trying to decide what to do this summer. So far I have internship offers from a small PWM firm and one in the finance/treasury division in one of the smaller fortune 500 companies. I guess my question is, if I want to even ...

    6 comments5 Apr 2010 -

  86. Hello. Im a sophomore going to a target school and wanting to get into IBD or S &T. I have absolutely no relevant finance work experience so I started applying to places this semester and got a few offers. ...

    6 comments10 Dec 2009 -

  87. What up monkeys, I'm a sophomore at a non-ivy target, and I'm looking to get into trading. I have a BB PWM internship from last summer and a couple connects with a pretty solid (not totally spectacular, but I'm confident It'll get inte ...

    6 comments5 Nov 2009 -

  88. --- IBD non target sophomore ...

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  89. Actively looking for a summer internship at a hedge fund. I've been grateful enough to already have two upper MM IBD summer internships and before setting myself into a career in IBD, I wish to have some buy-side experience. Any recommendations on wh ...

    5 comments13 Dec 2013 -

  90. Soph PE Internship

    Investment Banking

    Hey guys, I'm a soph at a Target currently doing a PE gig this semester at school. I'm interested in IB and Consulting. In case I can't get a boutique/ MM IB internship whats a good internship that I should be looking for this summer? I hav ...

    5 comments3 Apr 2013 -

  91. Nontarget sophomore

    Management Consulting

    I am a sophomore at a nontarget/semitarget majoring in applied math with around a 3.6 gpa with no consulting or internship experience, I only have hard labor work experience. What kind of internships should I try to get after my sophomore year if manageme ...

    5 comments12 Nov 2012 -

  92. I'm interning at a boutique (20-25 guys) with fairly mundane work (photocopies, coffee, etc.) and it's unpaid, but the MD's are all extremely well connected and I think I have a solid chance at meeting their contacts. I have access to all o ...

    5 comments6 Jul 2011 -

  93. What should my game plan be?

    Investment Banking

    I'm at a larger boutique/smaller middle market investment bank with 50 senior level bankers and it's own dedicated research arm as a sophomore. I will be working on an active deals, I will be able to do financial modelling, travel with the MD do ...

    5 comments16 May 2011 -

  94. Sophomore summer in PWN

    Job Search Advice

    So I am a sophomore at a non-target looking for internships. I have had zero luck looking for positions in IB (no surprise), but recently was offered a payed position at a small PWM firm in my town. Should I try to hold out for a more prestigious firm? Am ...

    5 comments15 Feb 2011 -

  95. What's better for turning it into IBD for junior summer? Big 4 TAS = specifically financial due dilligence, transacation services, valuations. Corporate Banking = credit facilities, revolving/operating credit, bridge/acquisitioan loans, syndications, ...

    5 comments17 Jan 2011 -

  96. has anyone who applied to the program heard back about interviews yet? Help Banking Barclays barcap investment Internship BB Money sophomore next No Yes 94927 355999 391030 421610 232580 ...

    5 comments14 Dec 2009 -

  97. Hey there WSO, I am a sophomore with a decent resume/GPA. I have been applying for summer internships in trading and investment banking but have run out of ideas on where to apply. From my understanding, I will have a better chance getting a smaller tradi ...

    4 comments8 Jan 2016 -

  98. Which sophomore summer gig?

    Investment Banking

    internship sophomore sophomore Internship Internship advice hedge fund hedge fund recruiting banking Summer ...

    4 comments22 May 2015 -

  99. I'm a sophomore at a target looking for summer internships to better position myself for applying to MBB junior year. Should I focus my search on boutique consulting firms or the finance departments of F500 companies? Which would be viewed more favor ...

    4 comments6 Jan 2012 -

  100. Basically, I'm a transfer student, accepted to a target school from a non-target school and I haven't been at the target yet to add it to my resume, so when I'm looking for an internship for this summer, I'd be applying as a non-target ...

    4 comments20 Nov 2011 -

  101. Hello all, I am freshman at a non-target in the Midwest and I have secured a internship at a VC in SF this summer, also I am in our undergraduate finance association, and in Student consulting for non-profits program where they picked 14 out of 80 student ...

    4 comments14 Oct 2011 -

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