My Summer as an MBA Intern: Three Stories from Babson Students
Felipe Julião, MBA 2017
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Education: Ibmec Business School (BA Business and Marketing), Fundação Getulio Vargas / FGV (Postgraduate Project Management)
Previous Experience: Marketing, Strategy and Business analytics at Helen of Troy – PUR Water Filtration and Consulting Industry
Activities: Co-President – Babson Marketing Club
Favorite Babson Start-up: Flora Ekpe-Idang M’17 – Corage Dolls
Summer Internship: Marketing and Business Analytics Intern at Helen of Troy Health & Home – PUR Water Filtration
I chose the industry based on what I was exposed to at Babson. Different events and club activities helped me to focus on the CPG industry and marketing. I found this position through CCD and had great help from them on the preparation for my pitch and interview. Being an international student, the internship has been a great opportunity to get to know new working cultures, experience business in US and increase my network. Having a US work experience gave me great talking points that totally changed the way I sell myself and network. I was offered to continue as part-time until graduation and I am pursuing a full-time job with them afterwards.
What do you want to do after Babson, and WHY? I want to continue to work on the CPG industry and open my own business in the future. CPG is my passion and working with a bigger company is a strategy to get future sponsorship and financial stability. Later, I want to open my own business. It was always my dream and I feel I can contribute to society by creating great solutions that make people’s life easier and better.
Alyssa Ockerbloom, MBA 2017
Hometown: Winchester, Massachusetts, USA
Education: Fairfield University, Fairfield CT, USA (BS in Accounting)
Previous Experience: Public Accounting at Citrin Cooperman, Marcum LLP, UHY Advisors
Activities: VP – Babson Leadership Club, VP – Babson Entrepreneurship Club, VP Finance – Graduate Student Council
Summer Internship: Product Marketing Intern at athenahealth
How did you find your internship? Babson’s Just in Time Career Fair in April. I was really attracted to athenahealth because of the robust MBA internship program they offer, the pay, and the way the experience would supplement my resume as an accounting “career switcher”.
Highlights from your Experience:
- I worked with 20 other MBAs from different schools. Building that network was amazing! I also felt very well prepared working besides MBA interns from other top business schools. I think that is a testament to what we learn at Babson.
- Working in marketing. I had never worked in marketing before and loved the experience.
Akash Veershetty MBA 2017
Hometown: Bangalore, India
Education: National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India, (B.Tech in Civil Engineering)
Previous Experience: Project Management for a German Engineering Consulting company, Thyssenkrupp
Activities: Mentor for Babson Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program, President of the Marketing Club, Student Director for the IoT Club, Co-Chair of Marketing & Sales for Babson India Symposium.
Summer Internship: Strategy Intern at PTC
How did you find you internship? Networking, Babson Faculty
Internship Highlights: I learnt about the IoT landscape and how different tech giants are positioning themselves in this space. Had opportunity to present research findings and recommendations on strategies for the new product to EVPs of the company. I initiated a partnership between PTC and Babson to increase resources and opportunities for Babson cohort. Followed by this internship, I initiated IoT club at Babson.
Tips for future Babson students: Babson takes pride in having a most diverse cohort group, both in terms of geography and work background. Learning and exposure is immense. Keep an open mind, interact with everyone (including faculty) and make sure to utilize the resources available.
Guest Contributor: Alyssa Lee, MBA ’17
Hometown: Portland, OR
Education: Colby College, Waterville, ME
Previous Experience: Marketing Manager and Business Development, The MBA Tour
Activities: Graduate Student Council: VP of First Year MBA’s (2015-2016), President (2016 – 2017)
Favorite Babson Entrepreneur: Rigdzin Tarshin, Founder – Tangkor Yak Dairy Cooperative