Through our trip to New York City and to Boston, we were given the opportunity to meet with 23 different companies and hear from eight different CEO's or Co-founders directly. Leaving the trip, I came back to Boston College with an overloaded brain and a very tired body. Having had time to reflect and unpack … Continue reading Tech Trek Takeaways
Before the start of the semester, I knew next to nothing about FinTech. It wasn't until our trip to New York, and the panel we attended, that I really began to gain an understanding of the role FinTech plays in our everyday lives. After hearing from Socure, Bread, Bessemer Venture Partners, and PetalCard, I realised … Continue reading Mobile Payments: Who wins, who loses, what’s next?
When people talk about "tech" in the world of cars, a few things normally come to mind. People think of Elon Musk, Tesla, and the seemingly distant future of autonomous cars. Such topics of conversation, while certainly important factors of technological innovation in the automotive industry, are by no means exhaustive or inclusive. The transportation … Continue reading The Complex World of Automotive Tech
Beginnings Towards the end of my freshman year, my Portico TAs hosted a panel for our class. Someone asked the question “What advice would you give to your freshman year self?”, to which Akash Desaii replied, “Go on TechTrek”. Admittedly, I didn’t think too much of this comment, and it wasn’t until second semester Sophomore … Continue reading Finance to Analytics, Boston to New York
Tech Trek East was undoubtedly one of the best experiences I have had at BC so far. Being able to hear from some of the World's greatest entrepreneurs and executives was truly remarkable. The amount I learned in these three days in New York City surpassed any amount of knowledge that I ever learned from … Continue reading “Know What You Don’t Know”
Near the beginning of my freshman year, I learned that BC offered a class called Tech Trek that worked to expose students to the breadth of opportunities available at technology companies. After discovering my interest in tech, the idea of taking a class like this became increasingly appealing. Additionally, a number of my close friends … Continue reading Tech Trek East: Expectations Surpassed
Looking back on all the classes in my four years at BC, all (with the exception of one) had been taken with the purpose of checking off a box. Whether for A&S core, CSOM core, or my concentration, I signed up for classes semester after semester with a strict list of what needed to be … Continue reading “Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable”