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Guidepoint

Client Services Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The company environment is very well produced. It's all about pushing yourself to do good work while enjoying your life and your colleagues.

What I wish was different

To be able to be in person and in the office.

Advice

Never be afraid to ask questions. Guidepoint is the type of company that can be intimidating walking into, but everyone is there to help both you and the company flourish. I asked every question I had and got a response without fail every time. There are no stupid questions.
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Associate Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Treated as a fellow co-worker, great office culture, friendly and young office, good compensation

What I wish was different

Role did not utilize many skills

Advice

Go the extra mile because hard work is recognized and appreciated
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Associate Intern

June - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I liked the level of responsibility that we had as interns - we did the same work as the regular, full-time associates and therefore were treated the same.

What I wish was different

I wish that it had been a bit more interesting and engaging - at times, interns had to do call-downs or just had downtime because incoming projects were slow, so I wish there was an ongoing project to do inbetween or something to do when it got slow.

Advice

I enjoyed the internship, however, the work was quite redundant and it often was busy work without much thought to it.
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Associate Intern

July - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the program itself. It consisted of 30+ interns from universities around the country. Guidepoint tried to make the program engaging and fun with activities like a bowling night, community service day, and team building exercises.

What I wish was different

I wish the day to day work had been more stimulating. Much of it was sourcing hundreds of professionals from LinkedIn with relevant expertise. This process was time consuming and monotonous.

Advice

Get to know your co-workers! As an intern, the senior staff is genuinely interested to get to know you; not only to assess if you are worthy of a return offer, but also because they want to hear your perspective on different ideas that the company is experimenting with. Since Guidepoint is such a young firm there are always new and interesting projects being developed to increase the firms revenue.
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Associate Intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

- Events with the interns. - Broadening my network. -Learning to be in the professional world.

What I wish was different

- It was amazing!

Advice

Get out of your comfort zone. Network, make connections. Make an impression
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Associate Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great workplace culture

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Wide exposure to various industries
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Associate

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Real world experience speaking with C-level executives of private equity firms, hedge funds and Fortune 500 companies.

What I wish was different

I decided that I would be more interested in corporate sales than private equity as I am driven by human interaction.

Advice

Whatever internship or experience you have, whether it’s the best fit for you or not, give it your 100% because you never know if it will be the greatest opportunity, network, or lesson you could ever receive.
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Associate Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great office atmosphere.

What I wish was different

Better pay schedule for interns.

Advice

Make connections and build your LinkedIn network.
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Business Development Consultant

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the internship program because you were able to meet people from different school, backgrounds and experiences. The associates working there are also really young so its an easy environment to fit in.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more diversity with the work we were doing.

Advice

Go head first and dont be scared to speak up and do what you never thought you could.
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