Undergraduate Blog / Author: Miranda Ditmore

Miranda Ditmore

Taking the Offer

Ten weeks ago I entered ALKU as a recruiting intern. I didn’t know what to expect, if I would like the job, if the people would like me, or if I would be any good. Ten weeks later, I leave the internship with a full time offer. I’m still nervous, like I was on my…

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Closing Your First Deal

This summer I’ve been interning as a recruiter for a staffing firm called ALKU. For anyone who knows about the staffing industry, it is highly competitive, fast paced, and unpredictable. The overarching goal of a place like ALKU is to place people in jobs. While there are small wins along the way, such getting leads…

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How Do You Know if the Jobs a Fit?

I never thought I would be in sales. My concentration is operations, and my work experience has been in marketing, management, nonprofits, service, and logistics. Just last summer I was looking into human resources or supply chain work, yet I’m currently in a sales internship that I really enjoy, at a company I can see…

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Back From Abroad and Onto the Real World

This past spring I studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland. After a semester of traveling, eating amazing food, and meeting lifelong friends, I was fully onboard the I love abroad bandwagon. By the end of the semester I wasn’t ready to give up my freedom and friendships, but my internship start date was drawing near. So…

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Your Desk, Your Company

People have a love hate relationship with recruiters. If they help you get a job, they can be your fairy godmother as you navigate the murky waters of job hunting. If you aren’t in the market, or recruiters have not been successful in finding you anything, they can be a phone number you consistently screen.…

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Don’t Stress, You’ll Figure it Out

Like most rising seniors, the panic surrounding what I’m going to do after graduation is in full swing. Some people enter Babson knowing the industry, job title, and even company they want to work for in the future. They work hard, secure those connections, and are set up with a full time job before they’ve…

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Meet the Interns For America

One my favorite things about interning for Venture for America were the six other interns I got to work with, and live with this summer. Therefore for my last blog post, I decided to profile them as a way to say thank you, and to show others examples of what makes a great co-worker. From…

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How Does Your DISC Relate to Your First Year Job Performance?

Post training camp the interns returned to Venture for Americas New York office for two weeks to wrap up loose ends, and work on capstone projects. My capstone project revolves around the test Babson students know and love from FME: the DISC assessment. Turns out the DISC assessment is not just a Babson thing- it’s…

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Overcoming TC

My name is Miranda Ditmore and I was born TC, or Technologically Challenged. I do think part of my aversion to technology was nature, as my strengths and interests lie in liberal arts. However I think the majority of the blame goes to my mom, who’s severe TC impacts everyone around her, especially me. She…

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Chances Are You Won’t Find Your Dream Job at 20

It is so easy to fall into the trap of believing that everyone at Babson knows exactly what they want to do, and already has their job offer lined up. As students, this puts pressure on you to achieve amazing internships that will guide you directly to your dream job. And if you’re really on…