During her summer breaks, Carolin Martinez Diaz ’19 interned in the human resources department of the leading education technology company Chegg. Now, Martinez Diaz has used her experience to land a job as a Client Services Analyst for IHS Markit in New York City.
Working in the Client Services Department, Martinez Diaz will help IHS Markit clients navigate the company’s various platforms, including MarketSERV – a platform for end to end trade processing. “I am excited to take on an external facing role in the company,” says Martinez Diaz, who credits her academic coursework with Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Craig Talmage and her Spanish-language writing courses as preparing her for her career.
Martinez Diaz became acquainted with IHS Markit through the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education’s NYC Finance Experience trip. On the trip, Martinez Diaz heard personal insights from the president of financial services at IHS Markit Adam Kansler ’90 and connected with senior sales associate Kirsten Anderson ’15.
“Kirsten told me about the company culture and gave me an idea of what to expect,” Martinez Diaz says.
Martinez Diaz, a Spanish and Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies double major, landed her first internship with Chegg in 2017 when she met President and Chief Executive Officer of Chegg and former member of the HWS Board of Trustees Daniel Rosensweig ’83 after he gave a talk on campus about entrepreneurial leadership. In a meeting with Rosensweig, she shared how her experiences as a first-generation college student, immigrant and English as a second language speaker had shaped her perspective. After connecting about their mutual passion for entrepreneurship, she landed the internship.
“While at Chegg, I often worked with the recruitment team and learned how to identify strong resumes. When I returned to campus, where I had jobs at the Salisbury Center and Intercultural Affairs, I knew I wanted to bring that knowledge back to campus.”
One evening each week during her senior year, Martinez Diaz led one-on-one resume and cover letter development sessions in the Office of Intercultural Affairs in order to help her fellow students tell their stories and highlight their experiences.
On campus, Martinez Diaz also served as treasurer and secretary for the Latin American Organization.