Future Airline Stockholder Began Career at Manos


Interview with Manos intern, Adriana Torres.

Where are you from? 
I was born and raised in Hollister, Ca.

What do you aspire to accomplish in the future? 
I’ve always had an interest in airplanes and airports. My ultimate dream goal is to be a stockholder of an airline. If that does not work out I would love to work in Wall Street as an investment banker.

How did you hear about Manos Accelerator? 
I heard about Manos through Ed Avila on LinkedIn.

What was your role at Manos? 
With Manos, I was an operations intern. I was in charge of coordinating calendars, scheduling sessions with Advisers, scheduling meals for startups while maintaining a balanced budget and keeping documentation of all expenses. I was also in charge of hosting a 20+ group of entrepreneurs from Mexico and scheduled tours to companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and other big tech companies.

How has Manos helped you grow personally and professionally? 
During the Manos internship, I went to many networking events. Since then, I feel more confident being at a networking event and being able to network with others.

What did you take away from your experience at Manos? 
I networked a lot with Manos, which is how I got my new and current job.

How has your internship with Manos prepared you for a future career? 
Prior to Manos, I had not worked in a job culture like the culture Manos has. This will help me in the future when and if I work in a bigger company, I will be able to not take things personal and focus on my job.

What was one thing that you were exposed to at Manos that you would not have experienced anywhere else? 
The culture of Manos. More than coworkers, and bosses, the people of Manos became more of a family to me.

Share a memorable experience. 
My most best memorable moment with Manos would be our trip to NCLR in Los Angeles. It was amazing to see how Latinos can come together and do have amazing events such as NCLR.

How did you change during your internship from your first day to your last day? 
I feel like I matured in my career. Manos was my first internship, so this was all a new experience to me.

What was your favorite part about being an intern? 
My favorite part of being an intern was being able to visit big companies, and being able to learn about the entrepreneurship industry.

Describe your relationship with your bosses and the startups. 
We became a family. Not only with bosses and some startups, but also with my co-interns.

Where are you now? What are you doing? 
I am now in my last year as an Economics and Finance major at San Jose State. I am currently working for a supply chain and logistics software company as an executive administrator and data analyst.