Getting started as an entrepreneur can seem like a daunting task, but taking initiative and being willing to learn can lead to a chain reaction of incredible results. We built our internship program to help students reach their entrepreneurial goals, regardless of industry, and gain a community of supporters to help them succeed. We’re proud to bring on board a new ninja intern who exemplifies the proactive spirit of entrepreneurship.

Meet Jeron Artest

Jeron Artest ninja intern

Jeron Artest joins our team as our new nintern for the fall and spring semesters, and we can’t wait to see what he accomplishes.

We’re already incredibly impressed by Jeron’s wisdom and determination, and he’s already on his way toward his major career goals. He is a high school student who already knows how to code, recently traveled to China to further his basketball dreams and is committed to achieving the goals he has set for himself.

His goals:
  • Learn how to work within a team in an office
  • Work on different projects to improve/hone programming skills and learn new skills
  • Networking with others in the same/similar field
  • Event planning
Why he wanted to work at CO+HOOTS:

I wanted to work at CO+HOOTS to personally experience the inner workings of a business while also being exposed to other businesses at the same time. It’s just such a perfect experience. Also, I like dogs, and there are a lot of office dogs here.

What he believes makes a community successful:

A community is successful when everyone supports each other unconditionally, whether it’s by pointing them towards the right direction or personally assisting each other.

Why he believes being proactive at a young age is important:

By being proactive at a “young” age, you’ll make your life easier. It’s like procrastinating on an assignment. If you do it too late, it might not be as good as if you did it early. Being proactive doesn’t necessarily mean finding a job right now or taking extra hard classes. It can be as simple as going to meetups, or contacting people on LinkedIn or even Twitter. It all benefits your future without all the stress of being an adult.

Five tips for students to reach their goals by Jeron

At CO+HOOTS, we believe that age does not have to be a barrier to achieving big goals. We support our our nonprofit arm CO+HOOTS Foundation‘s efforts to help high school students like Jeron bring their ideas to life at Youth Changemaker Summit and beyond. Sometimes, achieving goals starts with a few simple actions, including these tips written by Jeron:

1. Learn all the things. Any knowledge is the best knowledge.

2. Do what you love so you make the most of your time.

3. Find people who have similar interests to yours. Networks are important.

4. Communicate. It helps everyone around you and yourself understand what’s going on.

5. Write down your goals and a rough roadmap you can take to reach them.

Jeron beyond the coworking space

Hometown:

I was born in New York, New York, but I consider home to be Los Angeles.

What are your own personal hopes and dreams?
  • Become an entrepreneur
  • Own several (mainly software-based) businesses; creating/exiting; repeat
  • Turn current concepts into actual revenue-generating businesses
  • Become an NBA player
What should the CO+HOOTS community know about you?

I love trying new types of food. I always try to find a unique place to eat wherever I travel.

What is one thing people don’t know about you?

Nobody knows that I practice yoga.

Why are you so awesome?

I am so awesome because I am always learning new things.