The law firm works with high-tech companies in Silicon Valley and around the world. The firm handles a broad range of technical areas including electronics, software, networking, wireless, the Internet, fiber optics and optical devices, integrated circuits, semiconductor processing and manufacturing, lithography, electronic design automation, programmable logic, mechanical arts, medical devices and more. The firm helps its clients create and manage a patent and intellectual property portfolio.
Barany Consulting is a coaching, consulting, and teaching company that helps novelists write, market, and publish their books. Most of the work is done by phone or online. Sponsor’s Responsibilities: As owner, main teacher, and coach/consultant, the sponsor’s main activities are working one-on-one with clients (via phone), teaching online live and in forums, editing marketing material and clients’ manuscripts, marketing/networking online, crafting curriculum, managing the company, and doing creative projects. Extern’s Proposed Duties: The extern will observe the sponsor’s teaching and marketing activities, client meetings, and brainstorm sessions with staff. If time permits, the extern will be given a marketing research project.
Full service city of 80,000 in Silicon Valley Sponsor’s Responsibilities: CEO of the City. Report to the seven member City Council and responsible for day to day operations of the 600 employees in twelve departments. Extern’s Proposed Duties: Shadow the city manager to experience a typical day and meet with other city officials in areas of interest to the extern (law, planning, finance, technology, recreation, engineering, public safety.).