Maxwell E Haubenstock, intern extraordinaire, is back at Quizlet. Max just graduated from Pine Crest School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and he will be attending MIT this fall. A versatile member of this summer's intern crew, Max contributes to Quizlet code and works on a number of business and marketing projects. Max, take it away....
Quizlet: If you could learn to do anything, what would you learn?
Max: There’s a lot of stuff I would love to learn how to do, but something that’s always been on the top of my list is to learn how to fly a plane. I love traveling and would love to be able to fly myself anywhere in the world.
Q: Who was my most memorable teacher and why?
M: My high school math teacher, Mr. Perschbacher. I had him for two years, my sophomore and senior years, and I learned so much from him. His classes taught you how to think and problem solve, and really made an impact on me.
Q: What’s the most interesting article, blog or book you’ve read recently?
M: I’m hoping to start Tension City by Jim Lehrer soon. It’s about Presidential debates and the politics behind them. It looks really interesting, and I don’t think there’s anybody more qualified than him on the subject, so I’m really looking forward to starting that.
Q: What was one thing you wish you could have changed about high school?
M: The college admissions process. It’s puts so much stress on you that it makes it hard to focus on your actual schoolwork, which in turn puts more stress on your college applications. It’s a vicious cycle.
Q: Why did you decide to work at Quizlet?
M: I’ve been a long time Quizlet user; I created my Quizlet account in the 7th grade, and I know how much Quizlet improved my experience in school. Being able to help out students the whole world over is a great opportunity, and not one I would ever pass up.
Q: What’s the most useful thing you’ve ever learned?
M: Always be persistent, but never forget that “Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.” Don’t give up after one try, but think about what didn’t work, and what you can do to improve the next time. That quote is attributed to, among others, Ben Franklin and Albert Einstein.