Reflecting on The Summer

This experience was awesome and I’m so happy I decided to intern in San Francisco. It was really cool to experience the startup lifestyle and I learned a lot of useful skills that I will be able to take with me into my personal and professional life. I had considered going to an international location…

The Tech Boom

This week I’d like to talk about the cost of living in San Francisco. The tech boom in Silicon Valley has caused housing prices to significantly increase in the city and has led to a lot of gentrification. I work in one of the most dangerous areas in San Francisco called the Tenderloin. There is…

Post Graduation

One of the coolest things about San Francisco is how diverse the population is. I have met people from all over the world and country and it is interesting to hear their backgrounds and reasons for coming here. Many of the students that live in our building are doing a college alternative program and many…

The Next Few Weeks

On Friday I had my project presentation and it went really well. I made recommendations on how to increase monetization and we had a great conversation about what I was suggesting. We are moving forward quickly and I was assigned to more specific analysis that I need ready by Friday. Things were slowing down and…

Outside of Work

After work on Friday the whole team (6 of us) went to happy hour and hung out for a few hours. We do this most weeks as the CEO added mandatory fun from 5-7 to all of our calendars. It has been great relaxing with my coworkers outside of work and getting to know them…

The Challenges of a Startup

This week I’d like to give some insight into the projects I’ve been working on at Gigwell. I have been given two major data projects for the summer. The goal is to utilize their subscription data, booking data, and platform usage data to make recommendations on how to reduce customer churn and increase revenue through…

Why SF

The decision for me to go to San Francisco was about gaining professional experience in a new city with a big tech scene. I value making the right decision in choosing where I want to live after graduation and I wanted to see what the West Coast would be like. I have heard a lot…

Company Details and Industry

Gigwell is a software as a service (SaaS) company, meaning they host an application online and provide it to customers for a monthly subscription. Saas has become increasingly popular as it is a low cost option for companies who don’t want to pay for software installation, maintenance and the other expenses that come along with…

Working in SF #2

Hi everyone! Although I’m still in the United States, San Francisco’s organizational culture feels very foreign and unique. I have been working for two weeks at a software startup called Gigwell. The team is comprised of 7 people in a small office in the city. The space has a lot of character with brick walls and…