Brenda Kostyk

ENTREPRENEURS — April is Here . . . The Time is Now!

Interested in launching your own business or working for a start-up?  APRIL APPLICATION DEADLINES ARE FAST APPROACHING! TONIGHT @ MIDNIGHT, March 28 Junior and Senior Trek to Cambridge Innovation Center – On April 11, CCD will take a small group of juniors and seniors to the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) – one of the most heralded entrepreneurial ecosystems in…

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Brenda Kostyk

Partnerships between CCD and Student Organizations – A Winning Combination!

This blog was written by Babson Student, Arjun Murthy ’15 My name is Arjun Murthy, and I’m a member of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity here at Babson. Recently, our organization hosted a “professional boot camp” to help participants better prepare themselves for the professional world and last week’s Internship Fair, organized by…

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Brenda Kostyk

The Eye of the Storm

Without a doubt, you have landed in the eye of the storm.  No, I am not referring to today’s forecasted snow fall of 8-12”.  I am talking about the flurry of entrepreneurial opportunity that’s piling up on your doorstep. Interested in Working for a Start-Up This Summer? CCD’s Internship Fair is the perfect place to…

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Brenda Kostyk

Start Where the Start-Ups Start — Apply Now to CIC’s Full-Time Associate Position!

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) was launched in 1999 with a vision and a simple idea – “Startups make the world much better. We can help them by setting up and managing their office for them so they can focus on their business.” (cic.us)   Since then, over 1400 companies have launched their ideas in CIC’s…

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Brenda Kostyk

Spring is Here, Employers are Lining Up . . . Polish Your Brand!

Spring semester is here and CCD is ready with a robust calendar of career events and opportunities just for you, including our Career Boot Camp on 1/31 and Internship Fair on 2/6.  As you polish your resume and LI profile, dig that iron out from under your bed, make an appointment with your hair stylist,…

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Brenda Kostyk

How MCE Is and Isn’t Like FME, and Why It Matters

The following post was written by Jacob Vick ’15 who serves as a Peer Career Ambassador in CCD.  In this role Jacob is available to speak with Babson undergrads on a variety of career related topics and can be reached at pcaccd@babson.edu. Jacob’s Post: As first years begin to dive into their FME businesses for…

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Brenda Kostyk

The BIG “E” – Big Company Entrepreneurship

So far this semester, I’ve blogged on a variety of topics related to new ventures.  For those who aren’t interested (or at least not yet!) in launching their own gig; there are boundless entrepreneurial opportunities within existing ventures, such as start-ups, small businesses, or large companies.  To start, let’s talk about the BIG “E” —  Big…

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Brenda Kostyk

Don’t Be Fooled! Entrepreneurship Does Exist inside Big Box Retail!

Hi Entrepreneurship Gang!   I am currently working on a blog post regarding Big Company Entrepreneurship and hope to have it up and posted soon.  In the meantime, I wanted to highlight a terrific example of Corporate Entrepreneurship featured in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal – All Caught Up in TJ Maxx’s Web. The TJX Companies –…

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Brenda Kostyk

‘Tis the Season for Sharing, Listening & Maybe Even Pivoting!

The Holidays — A Ripe Opportunity Amid the flurry of holiday activity now upon us, don’t forget to put on your entrepreneurial eyes and ears to listen and observe family, friends, and fellow shoppers.  Often overlooked, these folks are terrific for sourcing and testing ideas.  Consumer feedback, even at its most informal, is a smart…

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Brenda Kostyk

Taking Action

Never Underestimate the Power of Small Steps In a recent conversation with Entrepreneur Eileen Curtis, CSO (Chief Soap Officer – don’t you just love her title?!) of Sunflower Hill Soap, I was reminded that impatience, the raw urge to act, can be a wonderful virtue — and, often a critical ingredient to getting started with…

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