Author: Walker Praznik

Walker Praznik

How to leave home without leaving who you are

I dreamed of spending this summer in the crowded streets of Boston, Manhattan, or San Francisco. I had mixed feelings returning to my home town of Fort Collins, Colorado to intern this summer. Fort Collins is a college town with ambition—a place with 165,000 residents, beautiful parks, mountain views, and a tight community. However, Fort…

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Walker Praznik

Don’t brand yourself. Just be yourself.

If you are a business student you have probably been asked this question before; “What are you doing to build your personal brand?” This question is one that is very uncommon outside of a group of business majors but is a popular topic of conversation on a business school campus. The emphasis that schools, culture,…

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What does it mean to “network”?

Networking is a crucial aspect of professional development. On a business school campus, it is not uncommon to hear success stories of students landing jobs or internships as a result of their “network.” Whether you are at a networking event or a job fair, networking works best when the objective is not to use another…

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Do you even want an internship?

You have finally made it to Babson. You start your first semester, and before long you overhear people talking about summer internships. All of a sudden it dawns on you–it’s September and your peers are applying for internships that do not begin until May of the next year. You immediately log into Handshake and start…

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