Undergraduate Blog / Author: Eric Yu

Eric Yu

How to survive an unfamiliar industry internship

National Grid is a utility company focused on bringing energy to life in America and the United Kingdom. As a Babson student, we are so focused on the learning of business concepts that we can be not exposed to a variety of industries. Certainly, I for one had no idea how the concept of utilities…

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How to get used to the American work style as an international student

As an international student, it can be scary to start your internship in America for the first time. That was certainly the case for me. I grew up in Taiwan for most of my life other than high school. So the so-called “American culture” is still relatively new to me. Even though I had previous…

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When expectations of your internship do not go accordingly:

As Babson students, we are used to the face-paced student lifestyle that may include classes in the morning, meetings in the afternoon, networking events at night, and working on a new start-up idea late in the night. Some may say the Babson culture consists of many things and one component is driving one another to…

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Empower yourself to ask questions during your summer internship orientation

I just completed my first-day internship orientation at National Grid. National Grid is a Britsh energy and utility company focused on bringing clean energy in the UK and Northeast US. As someone with no real knowledge of the utility industry, I was nervous at first at the orientation. The friendly intern cohort group that I…