Undergraduate Blog / Author: Brenda Kostyk

Brenda Kostyk

Three Steps to Acing Your Technical Interview

Jared Silver ’19 is a first year student at Babson, whose personal mission is to change people’s lives through technology, entrepreneurship, and unconventional problem solving.  An entrepreneur and self-taught programmer, he is an active member of C.O.D.E. — Community of Developers & Entrepreneurs — a student organization where students learn and create viable software solutions for problems…

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Summer 2016 — What about working for an Accelerator?

Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Derek Tu (eTower President), Ryan Lupberger (eTower Community Manager), and many others at eTower’s housewarming in VanWinkle.  In addition to enjoying very loud music :), new products and concepts, relaxing in their new chairs and sofas, and simply enjoying the buzz of the event — it was great to learn what…

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First Years Not Afraid to Tackle Pressing Social Issues

The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities.  It is the largest student competition for social good.  The annual, year-long competition crowd-sources ideas from students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education. Winners receive $1million in…

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Might Summer be The Right Time?

With the coldest temps of the season (so far!) hitting us on campus last week, and torrential rains starting off this week, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of the warmer, sunnier months.  Wherever you are this winter break, I hope you are catching up on some well-deserved sleep, time with family and friends,…

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Look Beyond the Obvious

While the vast majority of Babson undergraduates pursue full-time jobs after graduation, some choose to pursue advanced degrees.  To give you an idea, take a look at the Class of 2014 (we’re still crunching 6-month-out numbers for 2015 — stay tuned) — 17 students (or 4.6%) decided to pursue grad school right after graduation in areas such…

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Who Knew What Career Beam Could Do?!

Over the past year, I have immersed myself in many of the “ins-and-outs” of Career Beam (CB), CCD’s 24/7 virtual career center, which provides guidance on core career skills, on-line assessments, in-depth research tools, and more.  Just when I think I have a pretty good grasp of what CB has to offer, I realize I’m…

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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…

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Think Like a Brand: A New Age Approach to Build Your Career

If you had a chance to drop by Career Launch (CCD’s redesigned Resume Critique Night) in early September, you may have noticed the buzz at our Creative Career Branding Table as you waited in line for your resume or LinkedIn Profile to be reviewed by an employer.  While traditional resumes and LinkedIn profiles are still the…

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The Biggest Start Up You’ll Ever Work For

EF360 — Selective Global Management Trainee Program Comes to Babson Think Education First (EF) is all about hiring teachers?  Think again. World leader in International Education, employing 40,000 people in 55 countries. Global demand of a billion people seeking English proficiency ($50 billion market growing by 30% annually). Thriving entrepreneurial culture; EF lives and dies by its…

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Facebook @ Babson brought to you by DSP — 09.15.15, 4pm, Olin Auditorium

Brought to you by Delta Sigma Pi . . . Facebook Comes to Babson WHO:  Facebook WHEN:  September 15th @ 4pm WHERE:  Olin Auditorium   Interested in becoming a Product Manager?  Interested in learning about what a Product Manager even does?  Come learn about PMing and more specifically about Facebook’s awesome entry-level Rotational Product Manager…