As students think hard about summer "vacation" away from school, they should ALSO seriously consider carving out significant time to spend towards their future careers.
…the experience gave me mental clarity on what opportunities I wanted to pursue back in the U.S. This led me to set up interviews with a number of the recruiters I had been corresponding with before Sage Corps, ultimately resulting in me taking on a full time role doing iOS software engineering for Google, a position I would not have gotten if not for all the iOS experience I gained developing with Soundbrenner.
Sage Corps helped me stand out during recruiting for my junior year internship in Product Management at Verizon, and my full-time job after college as Procurement Analyst at Nike. No other applicants had global work experience apparently, and that was something two large global enterprises liked a lot.