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Internship Spotlight Podcast: Ann Boyajian ’21, Emily Kling ’21, and Edward Kusell-Zigelman ’21, CariClub

The first episode in a special mini-series of the Career Conversations podcast focused on MBA summer internships. We’re talking with rising second-year MBA students about their summer internships, where they are applying the lessons of their first year at Yale SOM.

Ann Boyajian ’21, Emily Kling ’21, and Edward Kusell-Zigelman ’21 are summer MBA interns at CariClub, a social impact tech company. They discuss what it's like to work at the startup, the pros and cons of a virtual internship, and their big takeaways from their work at the social impact-focused organization.

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Edward Kusell-Zigelman in a Zoom meeting

Edward Kusell-Zigelman ’21

Internship: CariClub, Product Management
Hometown: Arroyo Grande, CA
Clubs and affiliations: First Mover Advantage (Dance), Startup Club, Tech Club, Nonprofit Board Fellows, Global Social Enterprise—Kenya
Favorite Yale SOM Class: Investor
Favorite New Haven eatery: Rubamba—Latin American fare. Great arepas!
Favorite Professor: Jidong Zhou (Game Theory)
Favorite Yale SOM community event: Star Search

Ann Boyajian ’21

Ann Boyajian's puppy June
Ann Boyajian's puppy, June

Internship: CariClub, Strategy and Growth
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Clubs and affiliations: Hockey Club, Women in Management, Startup Club, Tech Club, PE-VC Club, Food/Ag/Bev Club
Favorite Yale SOM Class:  Modeling Managerial Decisions
Favorite New Haven eatery: Modern, and specifically the Italian Bomb, for pizza and Olmo for everything else
Favorite Professor: Lorenzo Caliendo
Favorite Yale SOM community event: Garstka Cup—I can’t wait to get back on the ice
Bonus facts: My new puppy, June, is my coworker this summer. She can’t wait to come to New Haven in the fall.

Emily Kling
Emily Kling

Emily Kling ’21

Internship: CariClub, Strategic Growth Marketing 
Hometown: New York, NY
Clubs and affiliations: Media and Entertainment Club; Women in Management; Career Conversations Podcast
Favorite Yale SOM Class:  Business Ethics
Favorite New Haven eatery: Modern Apizza / Otaru Sushi
Favorite Yale SOM community event: Garstka Cup


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