Beste Tonga

Student Intern, Technology Management

Beste Tonga

Beste Tonga is a Student Intern at Columbia University SPS Career Design Lab, and she is  a second semester student pursuing her Master of Science in Technology Management. Also, she is president of Columbia University Venture Capital Student Club.

Before coming to Columbia, she founded two startups and also spent 2.5 years in a pharmaceutical company as a product manager. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Economics & Finance, from Turkey.

She loves working with technology companies, and support their growth and fundraising process. In her free time, she enjoys meeting new people and meditating.

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Building a Talent Pool in a Tight Market

In the best of times, recruiting physicians or other hospital personnel is a challenge. With historic current and predicted shortages of professionals in all areas of direct patient care, meeting need requires a streamlined recruiting process, a great reputation in …

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The State of Gender Equality on Wall Street in 4 Charts

Each year, Vault surveys thousands of investment banking professionals, asking them to rate their firms in several workplace categories. Today, on Women’s Equality Day—which commemorates the passing of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote—we took a close look at the differences …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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8 Entry-Level Roles to Break Into the Technology Industry

Tech is an ever-changing field responsible for many of the newest innovations we use every day—making it an exciting industry to work in. And even though people often assume that entering the tech industry as an entry-level candidate requires a …

By Yanira Guzmán - The Muse
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Celebrating Vault’s Top-Ranked Firms for LGBTQ+ Equity: Armanino, Bain, McKinsey, and Schellman

In honor of Pride Month, we’re highlighting some of our top-ranked employers for LGBTQ+ equity: Armanino, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, and Schellman. These employers are those that professionals rated the highest when it comes to recruiting, mentoring, supporting, …

By Vault Careers - Vault
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What Is Adversarial Machine Learning—and Why Could It Become the Next Big Cybersecurity Threat?

When Google first kicked off the self-driving car revolution in 2010 with what would later become its Waymo initiative, experts and pundits alike waited with bated breath for the day driverless cars would populate our roads and highways. In 2016, …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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What is Ethical Hacking? Everything You Need to Know About Ethical Hacking—With Examples

While hacking is ordinarily considered an illegal activity, ethical hacking involves companies hiring highly trained cybersecurity experts for the express purpose of infiltrating their computer networks, systems and web applications. The logic behind these simulated cyberattacks is that they enable …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Cybersecurity 101: What’s the Difference Between Red Team vs. Blue Team?

Many cybersecurity tactics are inspired by military wargaming, but none more so than red teaming and blue teaming. A form of ethical hacking, red teaming and blue teaming involve companies hiring highly trained cybersecurity experts to infiltrate their computer systems, …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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How Can Employers Create Safe Spaces for Women & People of Color? [Interview]

Mikaela Kiner is an executive coach, entrepreneur, and HR consultant who recently authored the book Female Firebrands: Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace, in which she interviewed thirteen successful, mission-driven women to learn …

By Stephan Maldonado - Vault
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9 Alarming Facts About What the Pandemic Is Doing to Women in the Workplace

Let’s face it, progress for women in the workplace was moving at a snail’s pace even before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now all those gains are at risk of being quickly undone and worse. For the past six years, Lean …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
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Veteran Jobs: 6 Ways to Effectively Transition from the Military Into the Workforce

Bill Lawrence, who spent 20 years as a combat fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, relishes the “new car smell” of stepping into the cockpit of a brand-new jet. Like many veterans, Lawrence, who is now a chief information security …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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