To say that Jacob Smith's junior project experience was out of the ordinary would be an understatement. Jacob interned at Quirky, a web-based company in New York City, that provides opportunities for everyday people and their inventions. According to Jacob "Quirky isn't an ordinary business. Everything from the dress code to the layout of the office, to what they create is unconventional.... If Quirky likes the proposed invention it will do everything to bring the idea to the market and gives the inventor a cut of the profits." While at the firm, Jacob was given a broad view of the business by spending one week with each of four different teams: community, PR, photography and logistics. He gathered content for their blog and issued a press release for a book about invention and innovation. Jacob also participated in a weekly meeting called "preval", sitting on a panel and giving feedback on what he thought of the different ideas that were being presented. Looking back on his junior project, Jacob definitely loved living in the city and fending for himself. He hopes to find similar work with an internet start up after finishing college.