Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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Charlie Sandson

Industrial and Management Engineering

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Off- Campus Experience

Arch Internship at ZS Associates: Worked at a Boston consulting firm focusing on the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. As a Decision Analytics Intern, I worked on projects that had to do with sales force sizing, co-promote strategy, product development and go-to-launch, and market research.

On-Campus Experience

Athletics: Part of the Varsity Men's Soccer team. This past season we finished 16-3-4, won the Liberty League regular season title, and reached the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament. We finished the season ranked #7 in the national poll, having been as high as #4 in the nation.

Sole Survivors: Part of a club dedicated to raising funding and awareness for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Admissions Ambassador: Give tours to prospective students and serve as a panelist at events.

Favorite Class

My favorite class has been Intro to Management! The class is taught completely through case studies - you must analyze businesses, then present your opinion and defend it against questions from the professor and your classmates. It's by far the class which most closely resembles my industry experience so far, even more than Capstone. The final project required us to analyze Netflix's entire business model and, with a team, present an international expansion strategy to help them maintain the growth rate of their company.