Your Career Journey Starts Now
This Friday marks New Student Orientation at Babson and we couldn’t be more excited for campus to be bustling with activity once again. While freshmen are unloading their cars, moving into their dorms, saying goodbye to their families and beginning their first friendships, careers after Babson are most likely on the back burner for now. Nevertheless, in all of our information sessions, we encourage prospective students to get involved with the Center for Career Development from the very beginning. The CCD at Babson is doing more work with freshmen than ever before as career services has become less about big programs/job postings, and more about individualized career planning/employer connections. In order to address the changing tide of the job market, CCD focuses on three key areas:
Student Advising (Explore. Discover. Connect. Achieve.): Counseling students begins with the Foundation Team assessing skills, resources and interests, followed by assessment of motivators, values and passions.
Employer Engagement: In the new economy, there is a need to build intentional inroads to organizations that allow for direct interaction with students. CCD is increasing Babson’s employer footprint through programs including: Corporate Recruiter Day, Babson Connect, Pilot Career Corner Program, Employer in Residence, Executive Panels, etc.
Experiential Education: The goal of this initiative is to connect students to experiences that bring them closer to achieving their career of choice. Examples of programming include:
- Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) – 100 undergrads completed 21 consulting projects for companies/organizations.
- Organizing for Effective Management (OEM) – 358 students toured 23 companies sourced through CCD.
- Business Practicum – 76 students completed internships in 2012-2013 as part of the internship for credit program.
- Experience the Industry Trips – geographically and industry based, these trips bring students to companies to explore culture, opportunities and industry norms.
CCD meets you where you are right now by pushing entrepreneurial thought and action to the forefront of Career Development. For more information, be sure to check out Babson’s Career Development Blogs which provide insights from students and staff to support the undergraduate career journey.