Josiah Kek

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Mutual Support.

CVC puts me in touch with the ideas, teams, and technologies that are changing the world. Whether it is healthcare, construction, or law enforcement, I am excited to deep-dive into new industries and to share actionable insights with clients. What is amazing about CVC is the breadth of backgrounds and skillsets of our members, which creates a patchwork of diverse ideas. Above all, CVC is like a family. Throughout our busy times, breaks, successes, and mistakes, we are here for each other, and this culture of mutual support is what makes CVC special.

 

About Me

Josiah is a freshman studying Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences. Hailing from Singapore, he served in an Infantry battalion of the Singapore Army from 2016 to 2017. Josiah has wide-ranging interests including web programming, political economy, psychology and space exploration. Outside CVC, Josiah is an analyst at the Foreign Policy Center of Roosevelt Institute. Prior to coming to Cornell, he was a Strategic Communications Intern at Finsbury and a Business Development Intern at edutech startup ArcLab.

Major/Year:

Economics '22

Home:

Singapore

Semester Joined:

Fall '18

Projects:

Storm Ventures, Touchdown Ventures

Professional:

During my 10-month break after military service, I interned at Finsbury, a British PR firm, where I crafted branding strategy and liaised with journalists for leading companies such as BlackRock, Aviva and Softbank. I then joined edutech startup ArcLab, where I gathered business insights and executed a marketing campaign for the launch of a HR training platform. Finally, I interned at JTC, a Singaporean government agency in charge of industrial development, where I analyzed circular economy ecosystems in cities and industrial parks across Europe. Other organizations I have done internships with include World Vision and the Singapore Ministry of Education.

Personal:

In my free time, I enjoy backpacking, photographing insects and slurping down bowls of Thai curry.