The CommonPod Queens Podcast has a Special Series, working with the Commonpoint Queens Ladders for Leaders (L4L) youth employment program! Throughout the “Internships with Impact” Podcast, we will be discussing the experiences of the ambitious students who participated in our program and the amazing employers we have partnered with.
For the second episode of “Internships with Impact,” we interviewed Zakia Abraham. Zakia is currently a part-time job placement assistant with the Ladders for Leaders team and works for Amalgamated Bank in their compliance department. Prior to joining our team, Zakia participated in the program twice! Her first internship placement was at the law office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and her second placement was at Amalgamated Bank, where she has continued to work since 2019. A self-motivated individual, Zakia’s short term post graduate plan is to work full time while receiving her MBA. Once she has completed graduate school, her long term goal is to attend law school and become a corporate attorney.
Listen along as we discuss how important it is to explore various career opportunities through different internships, to take risks and to pay it forward.