Watch this video featuring Jake and his corporate residency at LogMeIn. Tap into Northeastern’s rich entrepreneurial ecosystem and get the skills and knowledge you’ll need to innovate and lead in new and evolving markets.
Q: How is the D’Amore-McKim Corporate Residency different from a traditional internship?
A: From the very first day you are there not only to learn, but to also be productive. For example, when I started my Corporate Residency at the starup company LogMeIn, I had to get up to speed on the company’s business model and practices. At the same time, I was trusted to undertake complete assignments and presentations. In fact, during my second week, I was presenting a competitive analysis on a major competitor. I cannot imagine another program helping students find jobs where employers trust our background and our studies to such an extent.
Q: How have you impacted their business?
A:When I arrived, there was a pressing need for a link between our sales teams and my product team. I’ve now taken over that role, overseeing all competitive analysis for the company. Furthermore, I now manage our financial modeling for one of our products, and I’m responsible for evolving this complex model as needed.
Q: How has the corporate residency solidified your career path or set you up for success in the long run?
A: I started full-time with LogMeIn after finishing my MBA in June 2015. Through my residency, I was exposed to the technology industry and discovered that that is where I wanted to work. My career path has been hugely influenced by my successful and enriching corporate residency at LogMeIn.