My notes while trying to help Tara decide whether she would accept TGG. I was very concerned she would accept it and I'd have to move to Chicago.read more
Tara’s TGG Decision Pros: • Independence to work on self-driven projects • Make a decent amount of money • 40-hour week allows time outside to work on other things • Possibly will be helping people who need help • Really likes some people there • Small company “with startup atmosphere” • Better idea of going back to Econ, Math, or Law grad school • Day to day work seemed interesting • Excited about the work (intersection of business, econ, etc) Cons: • It’s ultimately a consulting firm • Most of the people who work there are local • Really dislikes some people there • Diversity response (all white) • Very few know how to code • Really don’t like two people • Can’t imagine self there Things to ask: • What’s the breakdown for non-profit/for-profit projects? • Who has interned at TGG but not come back? • Walk me through how TGG is different and similar to management consulting? • What are the concrete activities that you do? For example as a software engineer this would be writing code, debugging, pushing it. What are the corresponding activities as a consultant at TGG? • Why would you leave TGG? • Be sure you can start in October. • Should I ask for more time because my boyfriend hasn’t been applying? • Because I wasn’t expecting a job so early, should I call startups about Spring? • Can I just quit on the first day if something better comes along? • Should apply to Google? • Can I ask someone who left about how it went? • Ask someone who worked there and left. • Can I shadow someone for a day? The reason she wants to start it now: figure out if econ, law, applied math and other stuff is what you want to do. 5pm and Tara comes from work, and I’m waiting for her, and then we sit down and talk a little and then, I make you dinner, over dinner we talk about some problem, and then after dinner we start working on solving it. They frequently reduce bias, which is a good cause. Everything’s fine, Joe: whatever will happen, it’s just temporary, it’s not long term. With this job, she would have a lot of free time to work on independent stuff. It’s a nice office space, very startup-y. Free snacks. The three arms: for-profit, which she’s okay with because it also has to do with reducing bias sometimes. non-profit: just good. venture: interesting. Business casual: OK because she looks cute. Honestly, we are in charge of ourselves. And if we move somewhere that we don’t like, even if just one of us can’t stand it, then we will move.