Denise L. – Marketing & Communication, Summer 2016
“I arrived in the apartments in Tel Aviv and met the 20 other people in my program and we hit it off. I was placed with Right-Hear, a startup company that created a mobile accessibility solution for people that are blind or visually impaired and I couldn’t be happier… I was working with a great team that had a passion to empower others. In my internship, I got a taste of a little bit of everything. I created press kits, blog posts, managed some social media projects, did research on growth, and also had the opportunity to do some sales. All in all, my internship experience was the absolute best part of being in Israel. Coming in, I knew I was interested in marketing and entrepreneurship, but having the experience with Right-Hear gave me the insight and validation that what I was seeking is very much achievable.
“Coming back to the United States, I made a great effort in applying what I learned abroad in my day to day life. Although I missed the country and the people so much, I channeled that energy on creating a better career for myself with the experience I had in Israel. I officially applied to be a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship (and got accepted!) and kept in contact with my boss to the point that I’ll be re-interning with the company again this summer remotely! Onward didn’t just give me an internship experience, but gave me so much perspective on the country of Israel and the abundant amount of opportunities it holds. I honestly can’t wait to go back.”