Undergraduate Blog

Be That “Annoying” Intern

This title may mislead you to think of annoying in a negative connotation. When I write “annoying,” I am referring to the attitude of one who’s driven by curiosity and the innate desire to learn. This often results in many questions in the workplace. It’s good to ask a lot of questions! In fact, it’s…

Dinner with a Supreme Court Justice

This past week at my internship I had the pleasure of meeting Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. I sat through two of her lectures to both law school students, and high school students. She was an amazing speaker, and an inspiration to everyone in the room. There was one particular story that really resonated with…

The Not so Pretty Side of a Start Up

A week before I was scheduled to start working with a start up in New York City this summer, I received a call from the founder and he informed me that they could no longer financially afford a full time intern. This is something no one would be happy to hear, but especially a college student…

Brandon Schwartz

The Three-Dimensional Experience: A Student’s Internship Exploration

One month into my third summer internship, I can now say that I have developed a keen understanding of what it is like to work for a start-up, NGO (non-governmental organization), and large corporation. I think it is critical for all college students to get internships in different settings because it allows one to get…

Babson San Francisco

Week 7: SF Summer Venture Program

All 11 teams at Babson San Francisco are building momentum and preparing for the August 4th Venture Showcase! This week, we had two *Hot Seats* and speakers Brad Kondracki and Mike Pestana from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati (WSGR) and CiCi MacDonald from Chew on this Storytelling. We also had special guest Will Lamb, Dean of Babson’s…

Kai

The Very Laid Back Employer

I need to get to my music industry internship every morning at 10:30am.  That said, if I get there a little later – it’s really not a big deal.  If I’m not feeling like making the 15 minute walk over to the office, I’m welcome to work form my apartment, or the Pavement Coffehouse nearby.…

Emily Besen

One Student’s Secret for Networking Success: 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…

Brandon Tomlinson

Social Media, Not Just a Youth Platform

Now that my internship with the Melanoma Foundation of New England is halfway completed, I am focusing more on marketing and PR as opposed to the operations of the sunscreen dispenser program. Working with the Foundation has really opened my eyes to the need to focus on your target market when creating marketing materials. A…

Collaboration

When I first started at Hope and Comfort, I was the only intern. This had its pros and cons just like everything else. I loved that I was able to work in all areas of the business from sourcing, distribution, and corporate relations.  However, being the only intern was lonely and was very hectic all…

Navigating the City

Since I work in New York City sometimes I am sent on errands such as mailing packages at the post office or picking up items at various stores. At first, some of these tasks made me nervous because I am not very familiar with New York City but I have actually gotten a lot better…