I’ve had an unconventional summer as a ZS intern, to say the least. During my six weeks in the Philadelphia office, I’ve worked on eight different projects spanning from qualitative market research to analysis-heavy modeling—compiling interview summaries, deducing market sizes, aligning sales forces and teaching an artificial intelligence model how to behave. Throughout my ever-changing project work, one thing has remained constant: my love and appreciation for the people I work with.
My diverse project work has given me the opportunity to meet and work with more people than a typical summer intern, and for that I consider myself lucky. All eight project teams I’ve worked with were comprised of motivated, passionate and hardworking ZSers. My teams’ dedication to creating impactful solutions for our clients while also supporting and learning from one another is unparalleled by any other group I’ve worked with in the past.
Of course, ZSers love to have fun outside of the office as well. Whether it’s a spontaneous game of HORSE in the gym of the Boys and Girls Club on Philly Cares Day, a massive game of beach volleyball in Point Pleasant on the intern beach day or a mentor happy hour at Philly’s newest hotspot on a random Wednesday—my fellow ZSers and I know how to have a good time.
When I look back on my time here at ZS, I will likely remember the Excel workbooks, PowerPoint slides and models I created, however, I know I will remember the people and the impact they’ve had on my personal and professional development.
This post was written by Kara, a student at the University of Pennsylvania studying health and societies with a minor in biology. This summer, she's interning at ZS’s Philadelphia office.