07 Jul Benefits at a Start Up
In the summer of 2015, I participated in the Jinternship program, which involved
studying at a yeshiva and interning in a local business. This program has been extremely
educational – each day I learned more about myself and my heritage, as well as further
developed skills to advance my future.
During my time in Jerusalem, I interned at BetterTrader (http://bettertrader.me/), a
startup focused on developing an app for day traders. The uniqueness of the app came in
its ability to quickly present complex information in a simple way, as well as provide
analytical and historical information directly to the user.
I had recently been accepted into the business school at my college, yet I had no
experience and never had a real internship. After a short interview, the creator of
BetterTrader, Eyal Mor (https://il.linkedin.com/in/moreyal), agreed to take me into his
company and mentor me on the foundations of trading and business development.
I knew that if I got an internship in the United States, my lack of experience
would land me a job licking stamps and making coffee, but in Israel, every day I am
faced with new tasks to complete and challenges to overcome. At BetterTrader I feel like
I am actually doing something useful. I have found that there is nothing more satisfying
than seeing the work that I have done integrated into the app.
One thing that I was not expecting while working at BetterTrader is that I have
fun in my job. Every member of the team was excited to meet me and get to know me.
One of the highlights of the trip was going out to dinner one weekend with the other
interns and members of BetterTrader. The mutual respect and kindness I have received at
BetterTrader made this one of the best work experiences I have ever had.
This was a unique opportunity that I know can only be found in Israel. I will
leave this country as a better person, a more experienced worker, and with a desire to
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