Courtesy James Smits ’12

Partner and program director of Tigerlabs, a venture-capital firm in Princeton that also runs a shared office space. 

DUTIES: Finds technology startups to invest in, does Tigerlabs’ financials, and coordinates the shared working space for entrepreneurs. 

PERK: “I’m getting a lot of exposure to entrepreneurs in their element,” says Smits, who is learning about different business models and markets. 

FORGOING SLEEP: Smits and participants in Tigerlabs startups sometimes pull all-nighters, working, listening to music, and eating junk food.