JyotiName: Jyoti Makhijani
School: University of Georgia
Major: Marketing and a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences
Years of YAB Participation: 2

Why did you choose to intern at YAB?
I chose to be an intern so that I could facilitate in creating an enriching environment for high school students as they participate in merger and acquisition transaction simulations. I want students to have a great experience at YAB, just like I did.

How has your perspective of YAB changed now that you have graduated out of the program?
I have realized that even though YAB’s curriculum is business related, the program really teaches you life lessons. I developed my networking skills, communication skills, ability to critically think and research efficiently.

What impact has YAB had for you now that you are out of high school?
As a high school student, I saw YAB as a fun, yet challenging summer camp, but I never really understood the level of impact it could have on me. YAB has taught me that if I can read and understand a 10K at age 15, then I can achieve any goal or deliverable if I put my mind to it.

What do you do as an intern at YAB?
As an intern at YAB, we get to wear many hats and critically think about issues. We have the opportunity to help run all the summer YAB business camps as well as prep for them in the office.

What is your favorite part of interning at YAB?
Working with the students is by far my favorite part of interning at YAB.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself as the CEO of a marketing agency.

What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I’ve lived about half of my life in India.

What is a talent that you have?
I can shoot a 10/10 with an air rifle on a target 10 meters away.

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