Undergraduate Blog / Author: Swapnika Yarlagadda

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10 Weeks of Clarity

Around this time two months ago, I had already been 3 weeks into my internship. When I look back at my mental state (in terms of career development) then and now, everything has changed. I started the internship without fully knowing what it would entail. The interview process helped in highlighting some major projects I…

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Rules & Regulations: Extreme or Essential?

One of the main projects that the interns worked on during my internship was biweekly presentations on UBS’ policies and procedures. These presentations were created under the guidance of the management team, mainly the compliance and risk officer of our branch. The presentations had 2 goals: To educate the interns not only about the various…

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How to have difficult conversations at work?

Whether you’re an intern or a full time employee, you are bound to be in situations where difficult conversations are the only solutions.  Confronting coworkers is not easy. Especially when you’re an intern who is being newly exposed to a company’s culture. However, avoiding uncomfortable conversations with a short term mindset can affect productivity, motivation…

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Why UBS has a great culture

When I applied to the wealth management internship at UBS, I didn’t think that I would actually end up moving to Miami for the summer. Transitioning to Babson from India was already a huge process in itself. I didn’t know if moving to another city for just three months was really going to be worth…

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What does it mean to be a Babson Intern?

The Babson brand follows you everywhere, irrespective of whether you have Babson connections (alums, friends etc.) at your workplace or not. People start to recognize you as that “intern from Babson” and with that comes a whole lot of responsibility. For colleagues who are familiar with Babson, they know how valuable our educational background is.…