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We kicked off Spring 2020 Tech Trek trips by first visiting Wayfair! Located right above Copley Place, an upscale mall located in Back Bay region of Boston, anyone working or visiting Wayfair’s headquarters enters a sunlit atrium upon going up an additional floor past the top level of the mall. The atrium is surrounded by glass windows and three different buildings, which are all apart of Wayfair’s office space. The glass windows give visitors a tiny peek into the Wayfair’s office layout.


As we headed up into Wayfair’s office space, we, unfortunately, were unable to to get pictures of their office layout, but as you can imagine it really wasn’t any different than your average office desks put together in different sections.





The highlight of our brief office tour, as we headed to the back of their dining hall to listened to our wonder panelists, was their snack section and dining hall! From the photo on the left one can tell that the dining hall has gorgeous lighting and gives off incredibly peaceful vibes. The dark blue walls really draws everyone in to sit down and take a break from their busy days. As we walked through the dining hall to get to our meeting space, everyone couldn’t help but look around in awe at Wayfair’s upscale version of a dining hall. Of course, we can’t review the dining hall without review the snack section that Wayfair offers to its employees.

The photo on the right shows the beautifully organized snack selection in 40 different bins! Right next to the snack bins were coffee machines and not pictures were two beer taps that all Wayfair employees have access to throughout the week, so long as they drink responsibly. Two large fridges were also there surrounded by white cabinets that contained a variety of necessities to grab a bite or relax with a cup of coffee throughout a busy work day. Overall, Wayfair’s snack section was incredibly spacious and for everyone who likes to grab a small snack in the middle of their work day, Wayfair is the place to be!


Before we cap off our first episode of office envy, a special shoutout goes to Katie Gold ‘19 for making this trip possible! Katie, you were such an incredible host and really kicked off this semester’s tech trek trips with a bang! We also would like to thank our wonderful panelists Arev Doursounian, David Schmetterling, Hailey Wright, Mike Bisson, and Jillian Bjorn-Caron as well as Katie Jones for giving all the students such an informative talk. And to Ezra Englebardt, thank you for taking time out of your busy work day to show us who Wayfair is by the numbers, it was truly such a unique way to get to know Wayfair!

Stay tuned for our next Tech Trek trip to Hyperplane Venture Capital and LinkSquares!


February 2, 2020 - Start at Shea, the student executive team of the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship at Boston College, is excited to announce that NewView.Media will be attending the Startup and Entrepreneurship fair on Thursday, February 20!


Company Description:

NewView.Media provides video services to entrepreneurial causes in the Greater Boston area and beyond. Beginning with the critical preproduction phase, to executing shoots and through each editing iteration, they aim to guide clients through every step of the video production process. They've written, filmed and edited videos to tell stories for company overview videos, client testimonial campaigns, event recaps, animations, instructional videos, gubernatorial video campaigns, and crowdfunding campaigns that have raised over $4.5 million.


Industry: Crowdfunding, Marketing, Creative Content, Video Production

Job Opportunities: Info Coming Soon!

Company Website: https://newview.media/




February 2, 2020 - Start at Shea, the student executive team of the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship at Boston College, is excited to announce that Millie will be attending the Startup and Entrepreneurship fair on Thursday, February 20!


Company Description:

Millie is a company dedicated to charitable giving. Millie's platform matches users with high impact nonprofits personalized to their preferences and giving behavior. The company is on a mission to connect young people with organizations working hard to change the world to make giving easy, accessible, and a part of our everyday. In its first few months, Millie has partnered with over 100 of the top nonprofits in the world and have been featured in Fast Company, Boston Business Journal, Relevant Magazine, and Oprah Magazine.

Industry: Apps, Marketplace, Mobile, Mobile Apps, Social Impact, Software

Job Opportunities: Marketing Summer Intern; Partnerships Summer Intern

Company Website: https://milliegiving.com/



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