Brenda Kostyk

Boston’s Start Up Playground

For those of you interested in connecting with Start Ups, Boston is your playground! While there is plenty of start up activity here on campus, not taking advantage of Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is a mistake you don’t want to make if you are truly interested in innovation.  Selfishly, I want to start by promoting CCD’s…

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Brenda Kostyk

Mid-Semester Recalibration

  Over this brisk Columbus Day weekend, my family and I escaped to the Maine woods – our treasured place to unplug, reconnect, and let the Maine outdoors do its magic.  As I wake up to chilly temperatures this morning, and look out across the pond to rust oranges, muted yellows, and spiked evergreens, summer…

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Brenda Kostyk

Meeting of the Minds — Engineering & Business

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with the student leadership teams of Babson’s eTower and Olin’s Foundry, along with the Blank Center’s Cindy Klein-Marmer and Olin’s Suzanne Alcott.  Wow, what a group!  What entrepreneurial energy!    (And, if you haven’t checked out Olin’s campus center — its a great space with scrumptious food…

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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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