Undergraduate Blog / Career Development

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…

Lauren Mariano

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…

Lauren Mariano

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…

My Experience with Modern Slavery in Thailand

**Disclaimer: Human trafficking and slavery are against the law in Thailand. The government makes it clear that the perpetrators will be severely punished. This blog is in no way attempting to show Thailand or any other country in Southeast Asia in a negative light. This blog will only discuss facts and experiences by the author**…

Waylon Ryan

3 Keys to Reaching Out

Throughout my internship, I have been asked to reach out to many professionals on behalf of the company. At the beginning on my internship it was stressed to me how important the way in which I present myself is when reaching out as I am a representative of the company. The more I contacted others…

Waylon Ryan

Building a Strong Company Culture

Companies can go many different routes when choosing their culture. It can be cut throat, relaxed, or some in-between. What works for one company may not work for another so it is important to find the right mix. With all the work to do around a startup it is important to remember to take a…

Waylon Ryan

How to Handle a Business Convention

I recently had the opportunity to attend my first ever business convention as part of a company’s team. Here are a few hints and tips I picked up for how to prepare, what to do, and what to bring. Know why you’re there These conventions cost money to attend so be sure to understand if…

Waylon Ryan

Startup Environment

One aspect that I love and hate the most about my internship is the lack of a set schedule. The company which I am interning for is currently still a startup. The company is so young that we don’t have the luxury of knowing when work is going to come. If I was to just…

Waylon Ryan

Prioritizing Tasks

My internship is taking place within a startup environment with a lot that needs to get done and not a lot of people to do it. Sometimes this causes tasks to get pushed to the back burner while the team focuses on more important tasks at hand. The ability to juggle all of these tasks…