Case Study
Tiago Proulux

Cutting-Edge Health-Tech Internship

Student Profile
G11 - Salt Lake City, UT
Michael - Columbia University
Desperate to get some real-world work experience, Tiago joined our Guaranteed Internship Program to improve his college admissions profile.
Challenges Faced

Lack of Extracurricular Development

Confused by College Application Process

No Work Experience

Consultation Process

We began with a comprehensive diagnosis of Tiago’s resume, understanding his strengths and areas for improvement as they relate to personal college and career goals. We helped him make a few improvements in the structure, language, and content of his resume to better frame his profile for employers. Then, we provided him a list of our partner organizations best suited to provide him the skills and knowledge relevant to him and make the most of his summer. The process continued with personal interview preparation, so he could represent his experience and goals to each, and once he was hired, we helped create a flexible work schedule that fit his summer availability. From there, we continually interacted with Tiago and his new employer to ensure end-to-end support!

Key Results
We’re proud to share
Tiago Proulux
's results:

An 8 Week Paid Internship @ SuperBetter

Admissions into Occidental College

Reflections & Testimonials
Tiago’s Parents’ Experience with Dewey Smart

Dewey Smart reframed Tiago’s mindset regarding his skills and what he has to offer potential colleges. Part of this process that worked particularly well was the Guaranteed Internship Program. He landed his first choice internship, which we were surprised to find was paid and flexible for his summer schedule. We have been thoroughly satisfied with our son’s experience with Dewey Smart, and we unhesitatingly recommend them to prospective college applicants!

His Coach’s Experience Guiding Tiago

Like many students, Tiago felt like he was at a loss for how he could stand out to different colleges. He had a very strong academic profile but hadn’t really engaged with his area of interest outside of the classroom. Recognizing that, he entered the process with an open mind and a positive attitude toward gaining work experience. Our Guaranteed Internship Program was a perfect fit for him, and I’m so proud that he stuck with it throughout the entire summer!

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Cutting-Edge Health-Tech Internship

Desperate to get some real-world work experience, Tiago joined our Guaranteed Internship Program to improve his college admissions profile.

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