Undergraduate Blog / Career Development

What I Learned about Communicating in the Workplace

Little did I know at the start of my internship that I would be completing tasks that would require the input of employees in numerous departments and, implicitly, my reaching out to them. I was in charge of creating an excel document that would calculate the total costs to the company for a given transaction.…

Arline MacCormack

Great Tips for Students Finishing up their Internships

As August begins, I can’t help but think about summer drawing to a close, and our student interns completing their jobs. Before you finish your internship, check out this great article by Heather Finn from Hit the Ground Running: 5 People You Should have Lunch With . As the Associate Director of Experiential Programs one…

Caroline Hayes

Tune-in now to Credit Suisse

It’s hard to believe the recruiting season is about to start for students as you are just finishing up your internships!  I hope that students have had great experiences this summer, filled with lots of learning and building new relationships with colleagues, mentors and leaders. Please take some time to enjoy the last few weeks…

Brenda Kostyk

Playing In Your Own Back Yard

I so enjoyed meeting up with so many of you at CCD’s Summer Meet Up at Dillon’s in Back Bay  — a terrific gathering of Babson undergrads interning in the Boston area, along with some recent alums.  I reveled in your energy and enthusiasm and the pure joy of connecting with one another off campus on a beautiful…

S Mosehle

How To Manage Like A Pro

“Hi,my name is Salome. I’m from South Africa but I study at a college in the U.S. called Babson College.” This is the standard introduction I give at work to visitors all the time but there is one big question I always get asked, “What is your educational qualification?” I confidently say that I have…

Anne Mccormack

Calling All Silent Entrepreneurs

Calling all quiet-thinking employees, steady behavioral tendencies, and the introverted extroverts who strive, day after day, to make a lasting impression: I have a question for you. Is there such a thing as a Silent Entrepreneur? Or: If a multi million dollar company falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it,…

Alessandra Cosimini

Best Tools for Startups

Up until this summer, I had only one experience with a startup, and that was FME. Now, I am working for two startups and so far, it has been a pretty interesting experience. The contrast between working for a corporation versus working for a startup has been insanely different, but I have already learned a…

Vicky Keller

Looking Back: A First Year Career Story

Written by Micah Nelson, Class of 2018 As a first year student at Babson, one of my primary goals was to find a quality internship that would not only allow me to continue learning about business over the summer but also act as a building block for future internships and eventually a career. I began…

Leslie Moore

My First Informational Interview

Other than an intro to information technology class that I had taken this past semester at Babson, I have not otherwise received any further experience that would enhance my knowledge of the IT industry. That is why I chose to utilize this assignment and reach out to Mary Dolan, the Regional Director of Information Services…

Alessandra Cosimini

Unpaid Internships Are Worth It

I work really hard at my job. I go in early, leave late, ask everyone in my department if they need help, and if it’s a busy day, I’ll even offer to go get coffee. I take on difficult assignments, easy assignments, and even the really annoying, stereotypical “intern” tasks, like organizing the poster closet…