Externship Spotlight – David Martin, Andela

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

David Martin is an Economics major graduating in 2020. This winter break, David had an externship with Andela in San Francisco, CA.

Why did you want to do this externship? I wanted to gain an exposure to a start-up environment

What did you do during this job shadow experience? For half of the day, I shadowed Account Executive Michelle Vock.

What did you learn from the externship? From her, I learned valuable relationship and decision-making skills involving sales. During lunch, we discussed my future and how I could get to where I wanted to be. The industry was exciting! The collaborative environment featured a Kombucha-scented atmosphere and groovy vibes. It was truly a start-up.

Anything else you’d like to share about your job shadow experience? Overall the experience helped place my goals into perspective, and I’m happy to have done it.