Undergraduate Blog / Author: Lauren Mariano

Lauren Mariano

Squash Arrogance, Be Humble

Working at the squash startup this summer, I had the incredible opportunity to witness some of the best squash professionals on a daily basis. Between professional coaches and players, one thing they all had in common was their humility. Never boastful, they cared more about improving than winning. Their skills spoke for themselves, so talking…

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Maximizing the Opportunity When There is Little Direction Given

For as long as I’ve been working, I am used to structure and a clear direction. Though at times it felt predictable, redundant, and monotonous – it was always secure. There was comfort in knowing what I had to do, and what steps I had to take to achieve it. However, the nature of work…

Lauren Mariano

Entrepreneurial Thought and Action On the Squash Court

What would my summer internship be without recognizing the ways in which ET&A is employed? Babson has it ingrained in me to assess opportunities with an entrepreneurial lens. Surprisingly, I found those elements present at the squash startup. Traditionally, squash was available only to those few who could afford to join clubs, and tournaments seen…

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Empathy on the Squash Court

With how much our current culture stresses the importance of empathy in the workplace, one would think we live in a more understanding working world. While strives have been made, there is still room to grow, with 68% of CEOs claiming the state of empathy in U.S. organizations needs to change. Working at the squash…

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Taking an Unconventional Summer Internship

“The best things I’ve done in life are things that nobody else does,” one of my close friends said to me as I was deciding what internship opportunities to pursue this summer. Between choosing a more corporate sales position, versus something more unconventional, I was conflicted. However, the unconventional opportunity existed in the realm of…