Daniel Pratt

2012 Government: American Government and Politics

  • hometown

    Dartmouth, MA

  • lives in

    Somerville, MA

  • current position

    Client Success Manager,
    Smarterer Inc.


How did Suffolk help you decide on a career path?

"I was in this program [that] allowed me to travel to a bunch of different countries conducting research. I decided to study the informal economy and street food vendors. It kind of gave me this bug of entrepreneurship and building things from the ground up."

What do you like the most about your current role?

" It’s incredibly fast-paced. Every day I get to come into the office and work on a new project that can fundamentally change the direction the company is going in. You can only do that at a small organizer that’s as agile as we are. It allows you to learn a lot faster."

What are your goals for the future?

"My long-term goal is to eventually start something of my own. I’m really into entrepreneurship, but I wanted a foundation of how to do things correctly before I embark on my own."

What is the coolest perk of your job?

"I have a beer fridge in my office that’s always stocked with great craft beer, and we have beer o’clock every Friday. Every Friday at 5 p.m., no matter what we’re doing, everybody just stops and we all open up a beer and have half an hour just hanging out. It’s kind of a lubricant that gets different ideas and conversations going."

Do you work with any other Suffolk grads?

"One of our interns for the last year and a half is from Suffolk. He’s studying in Spain right now, but we want him on the team."


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