Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP student Simi Aliu spent the fall 2013 semester interning with Austin Technology Incubator.
“During my time at ATI, I worked for the clean energy focus area, which allowed me to develop valuable conceptual and analytical skills applicable to my desired profession.”
How did you find your internship?
I learned about this internship through the BDP Opportunities Blog.
Describe the work you did as an intern.
As an intern, I conducted qualitative and quantitative market research, organized market research, created professional presentations from relevant information, identified and resolved key issues for specific member companies, and executed growth plans. I also worked directly with ATI staff to determine which companies would receive admission into the incubator.
What was the most rewarding aspect of your Connecting Experience?
I enjoyed personally witnessing the growth and success of member companies.
In what ways has this Connecting Experience shaped your plans for the future?
I hope to someday own a design firm that specializes in the investment of impoverished urban areas by implementing eco-friendly building materials. During my time at ATI, I worked for the clean energy focus area, which allowed me to develop valuable conceptual and analytical skills applicable to my desired profession.