Internship Preview: Wen Chine joins StartFast Venture Accelerator

Wen Chine is a member of Simon’s MS in Marketing Analytics Class of 2017. She recently answered a few questions about her internship this summer. 

Where is your summer internship? What is your title and what are your anticipated responsibilities?
My internship is with StartFast Venture Accelerator in Syracuse, NY. As an associate, I expect to support startup development by providing data-driven marketing solutions and evaluating potential to secure funds.

Wen ChineHow did you find this position?
I found this internship by participating in an information session. I reached out to the company’s founder to do some networking, and eventually secured an interview.

What Career Management Center (CMC) resources did you use to help you prepare for the interview process or any of the job responsibilities?
As I was going through the process of securing the internship, I routinely checked in with my CMC career consultants, Libby Bakken and Kathy Driscoll.

What are you most looking forward to about your new role?
I am looking forward to the hands-on, data-driven business development experiences in the startup ecosystem. I’m also looking forward to supporting my clients’ success. I am excited for this opportunity to work with my teammates, startups, founders of startup accelerators, and other investors to contribute to the rapid growth of the startups. I am eager to align this experience with my background and leverage it to enhance my career development.

Are you relocating? If so, what are you looking forward to exploring in your new home?
I am relocating to Syracuse, NY (about 90 minutes from Rochester), and I am fortunate that StartFast is orchestrating my move. I am excited to explore my new city!

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