Temple Owl Zachary Fajge, class of 2026, worked hard this summer to intern at tech startup Supplyve in Jerusalem.
As a specialist in entrepreneurship and innovation management the Fox School of Business, Zachary’s summer internship took him on a trip halfway around the world from his hometown in Bucks County. In Jerusalem, Zachary immersed himself in a new culture while receiving valuable professional development at Supplyve, an innovative supply chain and inventory management startup. From web design and AI research to creating tutorials for new Supplyve users, Zachary has taken a deep dive into the world of startups and entrepreneurship.
We’ll now turn the floor over to Zachary to give us a deeper insight into his internship experience at Supplyve.
To start my week, I often went to the Mount of Olives to admire the magnificent view of the old city of Jerusalem. I got an internship here thanks to Me or, a Temple student organization that helps Jewish students reconnect with their roots while continuing their professional development. Meor helps Temple students land internships each summer, and six other Meor Temple students interned through the same program alongside me this summer.
Most mornings, I attended classes and professional development workshops with other interns. These were offered by Meor and covered a variety of topics from public speaking to resume writing to Jewish history and tradition. The day this photo was taken, we had a class with Tom Steinberg, founder and CEO of TS Partners LLC. Steinberg is also the former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and former chairman of the Tisch family interests, where he managed, among other things, the finances of the New York Giants and MetLife Stadium.
After morning classes, I took the bus to my internship. Never underestimate the benefits of taking public transportation to your internship! The bus gave me the opportunity to feel like a local and connect with people in the community.
My internship office was in the Azrieli College of Engineering Accelerator and Entrepreneurship Center. The college provides office space for engineering and technology startups. So I was surrounded by like-minded people who were realizing their dream of starting a business. I was also able to interact with students from different backgrounds, which I loved!
Here I am in the startup accelerator called AtoBe. I worked in an open office environment alongside the founder and co-founder of Supplyve. They offer software for grocery stores and restaurants that helps these businesses send orders, scan invoices, and record product prices and quantities. My job involved doing web design, AI research, and other tasks such as creating tutorial videos and materials. Supplyve was just starting to integrate artificial intelligence into its systems, which I am very excited about.
I worked a hybrid schedule, so I was in the main office some days, and other days I went to a remote hub where I worked with other interns. Some of my friends from Temple were also interning through the same program. The day this photo was taken, I completed a three-week project to create the help center for the Supplyve website. I had to incorporate UX design elements into building the help center. The most difficult part of this project was understanding in the client’s mind what they wanted in a help center and how they wanted it to be organized.
In the evening, sometimes we had classes and sometimes we had free time. That evening I had ice cream in Old Town with my friends Eli and Hayden from Temple, and the rabbi of Temple Meor, Rabbi Katz. Whatever your internship and wherever it takes place, make sure you always have fun! Don’t let your internship consume you!