Author: Emily Besen

Emily Besen

What’s new for International Students in CCD?

Welcome back! This summer, CCD has been hard at work planning robust services, programs, and events for all students. We’re especially proud of the added resources that support the unique career development process of international students. Check out our “roadmap” below to see highlights for the fall including: Career Conditioning for International Students (before Career Bootcamp) U.S. Job Search Strategy…

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Emily Besen

Eshika’s Return to India

I caught up with rising sophomore Eshika Agarwal from Hyderabad, India for her thoughts on what it’s like returning to India after a year of studies in the U.S. Here, she reflects on differences in the workplace, educational systems, and societal expectations.  Eshika writes: “I don’t really know if home has gotten any different, but I…

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Aaditya’s Advice: Networking and the 10 before 10

This is part 1 in a series of job search strategies contributed by recent alum Aaditya Chowdhry ’16. Aaditya was a Finance and Economics concentrator and now works at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York.  Stay tuned for more tips! One of the most important (and time consuming) parts of my entire process was…

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Kari Chan ’17 in Milan: The 10 item intern

Kari Chan, rising Senior, is concentrating in Marketing and is interning in Milan, Italy this summer through the Glavin Office’s Intern Abroad program. Her first challenge: the 10 item suitcase! Despite all of the anxiety and fear of flying on an airplane alone and being in a completely foreign country both for the very first…

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Peace Corps to Entrepreneurial Career: What’s the connection?

“Once you have hitchhiked across Africa with ten bucks in your pocket, starting a business doesn’t seem too intimidating.” So said Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings when asked about how his experience in the Peace Corps influenced his career. Reed Hastings is just one example of the many Peace Corps volunteers who recall the experience…

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Why Hire International Student Talent?

Spend any amount of time at Babson College’s campus and you will notice that it is unlike most other small suburban institutions. International flags from the 80+ countries represented by students adorn the exterior of Horn library and the mix of languages (count 62!!) spoken can have a dizzying effect as you walk through Reynolds…

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Emily Besen

When Cultural Values Clash: The case for self-promotion

From the Senior Job Fair to the first annual Babson India Symposium to Latin American Forum, springtime on campus is abuzz with opportunities for networking. With large scale networking events, success comes when you are able to differentiate yourself from the pack by “selling” yourself and communicating your “personal brand”. Easy enough for those of us who…

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Emily Besen

5 Strategies for the International Student U.S. Job Search

If you’re an international student in the midst of the U.S. internship or job search, I don’t have to tell you that the process is hard. Perhaps you came to Babson thinking that simply attending University in the U.S. would open doors to your dream career; or your parents can’t understand why you’re having so…

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