Posted on by Jonathan Paul


The Neff Entrepreneurial Intern Fellow

Working at a start-up isn’t working at all; it’s living and breathing the universal belief of all start-ups: We will succeed. Success is measured incrementally in units sold, LinkedIn endorsements received, and business cards acquired. Every rejection, every negative review, and every sleepless night is fuel for the fire. If you believe in anything other than the inevitability of success, go home.

As cliché as it might sound, my internship found me. I was surfing my favorite natural hair care blog when I came across Kreyol Essence. Founded by a Haitian-American powerhouse of a woman (aka Yve-Car Momperousse), Kreyol Essence promised to pamper my curls with sustainable natural products and to invigorate the economy of my mother’s homeland. I sent an e-mail, made a call, and was well on my way to an internship capable of combining my International Relations major with my love of hair products.

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