Evan Roesen: First step toward a bright future

September 2, 2019

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Evan Roesen at the Center for Educational Technology, Israel’s largest educational publisher.

Evan Roesen at the Center for Educational Technology, Israel’s largest educational publisher.

A summer filled with firsts for Evan Roesen meant living in an apartment in Tel Aviv, working in an early-stage startup, and contributing to a marketing plan for Israeli, American, and European schools.

Earlier in the summer, Roesen participated in Birthright Israel through the University of Maryland. That adventure included exploring the city and surrounding areas, relaxing on a Tel Aviv beach, and following up on recs from friends while foraging for great food.

Roesen topped his summer abroad with an internship at KidiStartUp, a computer programming platform for elementary aged kids. “The internship, as well as living and travelling throughout Israel was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,” he says. “I learned valuable entrepreneur skills and got to experience a real work culture.

“Before Israel, my dream job was to be Chief of Staff to the President,” says Roesen. “The internship didn’t change that, but it did teach me that I don’t want to be stuck at a desk in a static job. I need to travel, move around and talk to people.”

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