A Summer of Opportunities
Babson encourages and helps prepare its students to pursue opportunities, and I am excited to report that I have a summer full of opportunities ahead. After a great first semester at Babson last fall, I knew that I wanted to live and work in Boston over the summer. I found an amazing company called Janji (www.RunJanji.com) that seemed to match my skills and interests perfectly, and subsequently reached out to the companyâ€™s founders about an internship possibility.
The socially responsible company is a unique running apparel start-up, just over a year old, operating out of Brookline, MA. The company is committed to â€śRunning For Anotherâ€ť and each of its apparel items sold helps fight the food and water crisis in various nations around the globe. As a runner, entrepreneur, and someone committed to global responsibility, I saw the internship position as an ideal match for me. After meeting with one of the founders in Boston over winter break and a few follow-up conversations, I immediately accepted when I was offered the internship position.
This weekend I will be moving into an apartment a couple miles from the office and starting the internship right after Memorial Day. I am looking forward to making positive contributions and learning from a small and driven company with a clear vision. While I will be the youngest intern by a few years, I see this as another chance to gain even better experience. After the conclusion of my internship, I hope to continue as an Assistant Director at an overnight high school running camp in Vermont that I helped operate last summer before moving to Babson in mid-August for cross country preseason.
I will continue to blog this summer about my experiences. I also have a couple other possible opportunities in the works so Iâ€™ll be sure to blog about any new developments.
Have a great summer and take advantage of opportunities that may arise!