Undergraduate Blog / Career Development

Learning to Drink from a Fire Hose

Attending the #1 School in Entrepreneurship and living within Boston’s world-renowned Entrepreneurial Ecosystem can sometimes feel like drinking water from a firehouse.  The number of events, opportunities, and advantages is staggering.  Don’t let it paralyze you — learn how to drink from a firehouse (even if you get wet) and just get started.  Using words familiar to all Babsonians — Act. Learn. Repeat.  Below are three easy steps to get started:

Entrepreneurship of All Kinds (EAK) Industry Trek

CCD will host a select a group of students to visit MassChallenge, EF Education, and Impact Hub to explore a variety of entrepreneurial career paths, including early stage startups, accelerators, corporate entrepreneurship, and social enterprise.  We’ll spend the morning at Impact Hub, a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration designed to accelerate the positive impact of social enterprises. Next, we’ll have lunch, meetings and a tour at EF Education, world leader in international education with a renowned entrepreneurial culture. Finally, we’ll end our day at MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator and competition and the first of its kind to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached, for a tour of their Seaport space and to meet with some of their startups.

When: December 4 (Application Deadline November 18)IMG_2300

Where: Boston Seaport and Cambridge (transportation provided)

Who: Babson undergraduates (all class years) interested in Entrepreneurship of All Kinds

How:  Application can be found in Career Connections (accessed through the HUB); search “trek” on the Career Connections Home page


Student StartUp Dinners

Babson has partnered with Greenhorn Connect, Boston’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub, to bring you FREE dinner with some of the Boston area’s hottest startups.  Come and meet startup founders from 6-8 Boston based companies, including DrinkIn, Cocomama, TeachersConnect and CampusSims.  It’s a great chance to chat and get the inside scoop on what being an entrepreneur and working for a startup is like — and a great networking opportunity.  Last year, some students were invited to visit company sites at a later date for tours and meetings.

When: November 4, at 6:30 pmGreenhorn Connect

Where: Tresca in the North End

Who: FREE for Babson students thanks to sponsorship by Babson’s Undergraduate Center for Career Development & Blank Center

How:  Apply at http://www.greenhornconnect.com/student-dinners/


Greenhorn Summit

A one day conference for students interested in Boston area startups.  Boston’s best entrepreneurs and tech influencers will share their experiences and insights so students can learn how to succeed in Boston’s startup environment.  In the morning, you’ll hear talks and discussions from some of Boston’s favorite entrepreneurs such as Stephanie Kaplan from Her Campus Media, as well as representatives from Rough Draft Ventures, General Assembly, Tech Gen, and other notable innovators, who will join us to share their insights on spurring global change, starting a business from scratch, engineering customer engagement, and much more.  During lunch, you’ll be able to mingle with fellow students and connect with a few of Boston’s most influential companies.  In the afternoon, you’ll get a taste of the different skill sets needed to work at or run a startup.

When:  November 7Greenhorn Summit

Where:  IBM Innovation Center

Who: Students interested in Boston area startups

How:  Tickets ($20) are limited — get yours now at www.greenhornconnect.com/greenhorn-summit.  If payment is a financial burden, apply on-line for Stay in MA Scholhttp://stayinma.comarship OR Babson students may also apply for funding for professional development opportunities such as this event through Babson’s Professional Accelerator Fund.