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Internship Spotlight: David Hirschy

Julian Krinsky’s Summer Internships program gives students an opportunity to truly learn about the industry they wish to have a career in. In this case, that's exactly the opportunity David Hirschy took advantage of. 

David would describe himself best as ambitious, insightful, and hard-working. Prior to David’s internship experience he had a goal of being accepted into the Wharton School of Business at the University of Penn in Philadelphia and expressed a strong interest in the finance industry.

David Hirschy came to Philadelphia for his internship from Auburn, Indiana. In Indiana, David served as the Speech and Debate Co-President and qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament in 2011. He was elected the Executive Secretary of the student body in 2011-2012 while also continuing academic honors distinction. 

Last March, JKCP secured an internship for David in the business industry. David was placed in the business and finance industry with A & I Ventures, a venture investment firm founded by Marc Ecko, the Chief Creative Officer of Ecko Unltd. and Eckored which is a clothesline for young men and women. Their investments are within innovation-driven companies in the Media & Entertainment, Mobile, Greentech, Healthcare, and Business 2.0 industries.  

When David finished his internship at A & I Ventures, located in Philadelphia, he confirmed that his strengths and attributes carried over perfectly into the finance industry. David’s time at his internship honed his existing skills, but most of all it helped him build a foundation of connections.

“The connections I made to venture capital will undoubtedly prove to be invaluable”, said David. He continues, “what’s more, working in venture capital and adding value to a variety of portfolio companies equates to becoming a mini-expert in a number of industries.” The contacts David made during his time, as an intern could essentially be the most important aspect of his internship with A & I Ventures.

After being introduced to a new sector in the finance industry: venture capital, he plans on pursuing international banking. As for David’ goal being accomplished….we are proud to announce that David Hirschy was accepted early decision to the Wharton School of Business. We wish David all the best in his future endeavors. 

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