IBM Digital Strategy (Failure)

The summer before my Senior year at Penn, I had the opportunity to intern for IBM Digital Strategy. Instead of relying on my team and appreciating their incredibly diverse talents, I thought that I had all of the answers. I saw them as my competition, not my collaborators and friends. I didn't get a return offer because I didn't work well with my team. It deeply humbled me and taught me an important lesson that I will never forget. Success and fulfillment is inevitably tied to showing compassion, empathy, and support for others. I will never have all of the answers, and I am so grateful to have been taught this lesson sooner rather than later.