University Spotlight: Penn State University

State College

This summer, we had a group of ten PSU fellows participate in our fellowship program! We’re excited to see how this experience will help them pursue their professional goals. Whatever they do next, Sage Corps will be here to support them and help them succeed! Let's check in and see what Ashley was up to this summer:

Ashley Khorassani

Ashley is currently in Amsterdam, The Netherlands interning with Motoshare, a motorcycle sharing platform. It is currently the only motorcycle sharing platform in Europe! Ashley's main responsibility is conducting market research in preparation for an international rollout.

Ashley is a rising senior studying Economics and minoring in Political Science.

Name one of your biggest wins of the summer.

"Meeting like-minded people who have similar goals and interests within my cohort has been probably been the biggest win of the summer. I expected to love Amsterdam but meeting other students that are easy to get along with was a huge benefit."

Why did you decide to participate in Sage Corps?

"I decided to participate in Sage Corps for the international work experience as well as also being exposed to a startup culture. I think that me and other students my age like to work in environments that are laid back and where our work is valued. Sage Corps offered both so I knew that I was interested in this program."

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How has this experience helped you get closer to achieving your post-graduation/career goals?

"I think that working here temporarily showed me that I would like to experience working in other countries in Europe and other parts of the world because I really enjoy meeting different types of people."

After graduation, Ashley will be looking for a full-time position in either consulting or as a business analyst. She eventually looks forward to earning an MBA.

Interning abroad provides valuable experience that employers love to see. Join the less than 1% of college students gaining international work experience today.