IEU Experience

02/06/2023

For Tomas Navas, a student of the Bachelor in Information Systems Management, being an ecosystem builder intern at SecondWorld Games has allowed him to not only enrich his education, but also contribute to the company.

Iñigo Cavestany, co-founder of SecondWorld Games, couldn’t be clearer: “We trust anything and anyone coming out of IE University as we would trust ourselves.” When it comes to finding interns that will not only learn from their company but also contribute to its development with their own fresh ideas and passion, SecondWorld Games looks no further than its founder’s own alma mater.

As a game studio startup working on a revolutionary upcoming full-on-chain game, SecondWorld Games thrives on innovation. It is an exciting work environment for any student, because the field is constantly changing and interns are entrusted with a great deal of responsibility.

“We allow our interns to lead things and be accountable for anything that comes out of the initiatives they start,” says Iñigo. Having started the company with three other IE University alumni, he says that the company as a whole “believes the best way to learn is by doing,” a value that is rooted deeply in the company’s inception.

For Tomas Navas, a student of the Bachelor in Information Systems Management, being an ecosystem builder intern at SecondWorld Games has allowed him to not only enrich his education, but also contribute to the company.

He says one of the most rewarding parts of his internship has been learning about the relationship between the business world and the tech industry. He now feels confident that, by working as an intern at SecondWorld Games, he is “acting as a bridge between these two worlds.”

Tomas enjoys focusing on Web3 technologies and their impact on businesses, people and the way we live our lives. As a member of the IE University Cryptocurrency Club, he is excited to be working at a startup that works with decentralized autonomous structures, blockchain and cryptocurrency, which he believes will drive us to many exciting opportunities in the future.

The dynamic of an internship is one from which both the company and the intern can benefit. According to Iñigo, by trusting the standard of education that IE University provides to all its students, SecondWorld Games can focus on the “substance” and passion of potential intern candidates. 

This allows the company to focus on the candidate as a person, without having to worry about whether or not they have the hard skills needed to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment. As Iñigo says, “these soft skills are often the hardest to develop,” so it is important for the company to find interns who bring their own passion and enthusiasm for the field to their internship and work.

Tomas advises all students to think about what motivates them before looking for an internship. Identifying your own personal motivators and interests can help you to identify which industry and type of company would be a good fit for you as an intern. He also stresses the importance of being passionate about the work you are doing. 

Both Iñigo and Tomas suggest that students looking for their first internship should not be afraid to make mistakes. Mistakes are part of the learning process, after all, and an integral part of your growth, both as a student and as a professional!

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