The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) congratulates Max Schnidman for landing a prestigious summer internship at Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc., a leading market research and consulting firm. Schnidman is an AHI Undergraduate Fellow and co-leader of the Institute’s Publius Society, a student-run organization devoted to engaging students, faculty, and citizens in intensive discussions of American politics and political thinking. At Magid Associates’ office in New York City, Schnidman served as a research associate, using primarily quantitative analysis to develop solutions to clients’ problems.

AHI Undergraduate Fellow Max Schnidman

“This internship particularly interested me,” Schnidman said, “because of the opportunity it provided to work in the private sector, understand its intricacies, solve business problems, and apply and improve my skills in quantitative analysis.  Magid Associates offered a challenging diversity of projects.  I worked, for example, with more senior members of the office to develop customized presentations to clients based on their specific needs, and in some cases, I presented to clients myself. I was also able to offer feedback on others’ presentations and sit in on conference calls with the clients about these presentations. The experience has excited me to pursue further opportunities in that industry.”

Max Schnidman has participated in a wide variety of AHI programs from the first year of his matriculation at college,” said AHI Charter Fellow Robert Paquette. “In 2012, the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University chose him to participate in an Outreach Conference. There he met no less than James M. Buchanan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1986. I also know that this summer Max had a number of very attractive suitors at his door and had to make a tough choice about what he wanted to do.  Max is both bright and hardworking.  He represents the very best of the AHI.”