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How to Get an Internship the Entrepreneurial Way | From (BASES)

by Larry Chiang on January 21, 2013

By Larry Chiang

This was a talk I gave at Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES)

Hi, I am Larry Chiang

I leverage mentorship in a method, manner and magnitude that is unmatched.

What most people don’t know is that I gained early success because of a book I read, “What They Don’t Teach You At Harvard Business School”. I used that book to network with and get access to mentors. Yes that included the author of the book!

Reading Mark McCormack’s book as an engineer helped me get street smart. In mentoring undergrads, I attempt to expose and help investigate specific granular tactical methods that get stuff done. People often ask me what one thing I did that helped me the most. I answer that the one thing I did is the 650 little things I did.

I focus on the first few steps out of the batters box on the way to first base. I don’t only admire the big home runs. I really like showing people how to hit singles and base-hits. I also love pre-preneurs and helping them reverse engineer the steps required to be a founder. For example, in working withBASES freshman at Stanford, I mentored them to execute a plan out that engineers their first three internships in a row. Here is what their experiences were like documented here and here.

There is a motto I try to live by… engineers don’t let engineers graduate without street smarts. I am very much looking forward to meeting you but here are three ways to reach out to me if my office hours are full: Email me at larry (be sure to include my cell (650) 283-8008 AND your cell in the subject line — it busts spam and facebook / twitter

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