Julianne (UVA) and Karl (UPenn) are summer interns at Loosecubes.
After the whirlwind of our first two weeks here in Dumbo, we’re pumped for our summer as Loosecubes interns. It’s an exciting time to be joining the team with all of the changes and plans in store for the coming months, and there’s nowhere else we’d rather be spending our summer (much better than Anthony’s college summers selling shoes at Nordstrom).
During our two weeks, we’ve already experienced: Strategy meetings that went way over our heads, a building-wide happy hour during which >200 beers were drunk, Matt Bomer filming for White Collar on our walk to work (1st NYC celeb sighting, woo!), Anthony’s zebra print sneakers complete with wings, the launch (and planning) of the Summer Coworking Challenge, and team meetings inside our legendary tent. Next week we’re coworking around the city while the rest of the team goes on a workation, and this is just the beginning!
How did you hear about Loosecubes?
JB: I worked at a startup in DC last year (Uscoop.com), and really wanted to work at startup again this summer. A founder from Uscoop put me in touch with Anna at LC, and voila – it worked out! The experience you can gain as an intern at a startup is unmatched, and the enthusiasm, initiative, and creativity of the people I get to work with here is incredible. I’m learning a lot already and hope to be able to really contribute as the summer continues!
KS: I heard about Loosecubes in a friend-of-a-friend type situation, and the rest, as they say, is history. Although if you’d asked me what I’d be doing this summer only a month ago, I probably would’ve said something about working at some D.C. foreign affairs-y think tank. But now that I’m here, I’m happy I’m not at some think tank. I’ve got all school year to research and write papers on conflict in the Middle East or the faltering Eurozone. A change of scenery (i.e. Loosecubes) is exactly what I was looking for, whether I knew it or not.
JB: Commerce, with concentrations in marketing, business analytics, and entrepreneurship.
KS: International Relations with a minor in Economics. Although I wouldn’t say that I’m totally out of my element at Loosecubes, I’m definitely not in it. But that makes things all the more exciting and motivating; I’m always on my toes and learning things that I never would’ve otherwise!
Favorite thing about working in NYC:
JB: Uh, everything – can this be a full-time job please? I love that literally anything you could ever want/think of to eat or to do, you can find in NYC. I’m really excited to explore Brooklyn, since the first time I made it over the bridge (and every time since) has been to come to Loosecubes HQ. I also want to do some more touristy things I have never made time for before – Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, etc. Most of all, I’m loving working with the LC team - they’re awesome.
KS: There are more than a couple of things I’m looking forward to this summer, but I’ll share my two big ones, apart from working at Loosecubes of course! First, New York is just so exciting, it feels like something’s always going on and I love that because it forces me to be active and involved. I’m also psyched to explore the city and learn my way around. I see myself living here after college and this internship is the perfect preview/headstart. And second, my two older brothers live in the city and this summer will actually be the first time that all three of us will be in the same place for longer than two weeks at a time, which is awesome. I’m already semi-dreading going back to school, and summer has hardly started.