An opportunity that opened her eyes: Shriya Bhattacharya’s Summer experience

During the summer I was working as a research intern for Agnes Scott’s Center for Sustainability and was also interning for a non-profit organization called The Mendez Foundation in midtown Atlanta.

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One of the most exciting things I did was the Bridge to Business program during the last few weeks of my summer vacation and I loved it! The Women’s Bridge to Business program is a three-week intensive business course created by Agnes Scott College and the Georgia Institute of Technology to teach Agnes women essential business skills and encourage them to pursue business related occupations. The classes took place at Georgia Tech’s Scheller School of Business and consisted of a variety of courses such as Personal Finance, Project Management, Business Law, Accounting, Investments, and much more! The professors were both from Agnes Scott and Georgia Tech. An alumnae panel of past Bridge to Business students was arranged so that students could interact with women who had done the program and hear about how they conquered the business world after graduating. Students also got to visit Turner Broadcasting Studios to talk with Turner employees and were given tours of the studios and the command centers of stations such as Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, etc. The program definitely opened my eyes to the multiple opportunities available in the corporate world and gave me a much better understanding of how these skills will help me no matter what industry I join.

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