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

come back.

Max Moss

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