Author: Emily Besen

Emily Besen

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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Emily Besen

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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Emily Besen

Entrepreneurship and Environmental Sustainability in Chile

Post by Dan Edmonson (original post here) The 2015 Chilean elective abroad provided several opportunities for our group to visit fascinating and fun Chilean start-ups.  On the trip’s third day, we met Oscar Munoz, founder of Green Glass, at his home and corporate headquarters.  His company found a way to derive value from something most people think…

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