Sophan Smith

Sign Up for a Spot with HubSpot!

You’ve heard the name and probably know a thing or two about the company. I mean, I don’t need to tell you that HubSpot is an inbound marketing software platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers…. you already knew that, right?! And I don’t need to tell you that HubSpot is…

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James Dewey-Rosenfeld

The Kick Off

Ah…September. A time for great weather (in the Boston area), the start of the school year, football season (real and fantasy), and travel season for our office. Cheryl, an Associate Director in our office, has already been in Asia for two weeks, we’ve had our fantasy football draft, our students are back on campus, orientation for first…

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David Hines

The Fifth Stage of Team Development

I have spent the past three summers teaching leadership and outdoor skills at the National Advanced Youth Leadership Training Experience. The principal tool we used to teach team awareness was a model incorporating four stage of team development. However, during the final days International Development Design Summit (IDDS) I learned of an additional stage of team development about which I had…

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Sophan Smith

Calling all Retail Fanatics!

Calling all Retail Fanatics! The EDENS Retail Challenge is an annual competition for student entrepreneurs who are passionate about changing the face of retail. Graduate and undergraduate students from across the country compete in a multi-step process that culminates in one final pitch to a panel of industry leaders. Entrants must initially submit a video…

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End of summer – now what?

Summer break almost ended and so all the internships. Concluding on a positive note is very helpful, especially since the internship search for Summer 2015 has already begun (for areas such as finance and accounting). Keeping in touch with previous supervisors may put you at the top of the list in case you have done well…

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Courtney Minden

Fall To-Do List

It’s move-in day at Babson College! Here’s a scary thought:I have been on a school schedule since kindergarten. Translation: Since I was 5 years old, mid-August has revolved around Back to School. While that has meant different things over the years (mostly in my school supply and lunchbox choices), what has stayed the same is…

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Brian Hickey

Tips for the Class of 2018

Babson is buzzing again as students return to campus. With athletes already back on campus training, incoming first years starting their Babson experience at the end of this week, and upperclassmen returning in a week, campus will soon be back in full swing. As the Class of 2018 embarks on their Babson journey, I caught…

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David Hines

Managing Multilingual Communication

Staff members of the International Development Design Summit (IDDS) overcame language barriers by translating all presentations and activities into Kiswahili and English. Most participants spoke English although some East Africans only spoke Kiswahili and other Latin Americans only spoke Spanish. From observing the exchange between speakers, translators, and participants, I identified a few communication strategies which helped to make…

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Marvin Tarawally

The Ebola nightmare – Working from home

The week right after I conducted my unsuccessful field visits, the country was hit with an extreme health crisis – the Ebola virus disease outbreak. The government announced that the situation was a national health emergency and that all necessary measures should be taken to prevent the spread of the disease. The disease spreads through contact…

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Marvin Tarawally

Refined Scope of work and getting the job done

In the weeks following my team’s heavy deadlines, my scope of work (what I was actually meant to be doing) was refined as attached at the end. I’ve been working endlessly in collaboration with my supervisors to develop the youth club leadership assessment tools that would generate information and test our assumptions. This document was…

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