Ignacio de Osma | Northwestern | Chicago

Ignacio is currently interning at Coder Inc. in Chicago. Some of his responsibilities include developing the financial forecasts for one Coder's clients, working on Coder's cryptocurrencies initiatives, and working on a "venture challenge," in which he and a colleague were given an idea and had to prepare for a mock investor pitch. 

Ignacio is majoring in Economics and Mathematics and minoring in computer science.

Why did you decide to participate in Sage Corps?

I decided to participate in Sage Corps because it provided me the opportunity to learn from a completely new experience and hence gain new skills, and at the same time meet new and amazing people!

Name one of your biggest wins of the summer.

Although I have gained many skills, both technical and personal, I believe the biggest win was meeting the people I work with. I think the friendships I have established will last longer than anything else.

What is the most valuable lesson/ most valuable skill you’ve learned or strengthened during your internship?

I believe the most valuable lesson I learned during my internship was the ability to perform a decent outcome in an unknown situation.

What is the most valuable lesson/ most valuable skill you’ve learned or strengthened while in your city?

Although I reside in Illinois, I had the opportunity to know people from very different places. Therefore, I had the opportunity to gain insight into different cultures and ways of life.

Although Ignacio doesn't have any concrete post-graduation plans, he feels that his Sage Corps fellowship helped him gain skills that will be transferable to any of his future careers.

So, there you have it! As you can see, Zeke, Griffin, and Ignacio are making tangible, practical contributions to their startups this summer and building valuable professional skills. We’re excited to see where this journey takes them!

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