Intern Spotlight: Atticus GrinderJune 24, 2015 7:41 AM
Meet Atticus Grinder, our Summer Operations & B Corps Intern!
How did you find out about HQ?
I first heard about HQ through my university, through faculty members. I found the internship opportunity online, and decided to apply because I have a strong interest in entrepreneurship and wanted to be exposed to a startup business atmosphere where I could learn from.
What do you think makes working here different from other workplaces?
I think working here is very modern. It's almost like an experimental workplace. It's really friendly and productive at the same time. I think it's an awesome way to network as well, and to meet people in general.
What else are you up to this summer?
I have a couple of other part time jobs, where I live in Elon, NC. I'm doing a lot of off-season training for rugby. I'm also trying to think about the preparation for a business I could work on during my senior year. Also reading.
What kind of business?
I'm interested in microfinance. I feel like it's definitely a growing sector and there could be a cool tech opportunity within it.
Any fun future plans?
I'm going to Tennessee for July 4th weekend, which I'm excited about. I'm also considering going to Africa after I graduate. I feel like subsaharan Africa is a cool place to work on microfinance, as they already have some really cool things going on there. I also want to travel more.
Where have you traveled before?
I traveled a bunch in Europe over the past spring semester.
I loved Berlin, and I loved Paris.