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My Take on Business Students

It may seem like I am being contradictory when I say that, in my opinion, business is the best study, and I simultaneously acknowledge that business students are at a disadvantage. Why do I think this? Well on the one hand side, I believe business is the best study because if you know business you…

Brandon Schwartz

The Dangers of Going Social

Since the introduction of Facebook in 2004, social media has revolutionized the way business is done, people communicate, and the way we live. The introduction of other social media utilities such as Twitter and Instagram have only added onto how billions of users from around the world interact with one another; however, as individual users…

An Inside Look at Investment Banking

My name is Hannah Kim, a rising junior at Babson College. To start off my blog, I will start by talking about how I got my summer internship.  My internship search was long, stressful and it was one that required much persistence. I applied to countless internships through the Babson Portal, internships.com and even cold…

Brooke

The Impact of Positivity

During my internship at Ardsley I always take the initiative and dive into tasks with a positive attitude. For example, a couple of weeks ago my advisor told me to complete some research pertaining to renewable energy investment. I took the initiative and created an organized, well researched report on my findings. A week later I found out…

D Coley

Dear Brands: What Millennials Really Want From You

Brands are searching for ways to connect with millennial consumers. The days of free social media leading the way are over and millennials are more demanding than ever. If brands want to keep, or gain, market share of millennial consumers, there are a few things they should know. Below I have listed what I believe…

Teamwork as a Key to Success

Interning at WGBH Digital is a unique experience with an interesting balance between solo contributions and team collaboration. As the saying goes, “there is no ‘i’ in team.” Every piece of work completed adds to the finished product, in one way or another. This system is extremely effective in Digital due to the department’s culture.…

Expectation vs Reality

This summer’s internship search and find was for me, as it was for most of my fellow peers, a very formal and structured process. A resume was sent, a message of interest was received, an interview was scheduled, and a job was landed. Judging by this method, it seemed that the company really had its…

Kristen Sweeney

Interview Process and Internship Search for Accounting Concentrators

As a sophomore at Babson College, it is hard to get an internship in the profession of accounting. Most of the accounting firms in the country only hire juniors, but they do have sophomore leadership programs available for sophomores who are interested in pursuing a career in public accounting. These programs are usually 2-3 days…

Why This Internship Has Disrupted My Life

I wasn’t quite sure of my job description. All I knew was that I would be working for an NGO that provided hands-on science experiments for children from villages in most of Southern India. I liked the idea. I am passionate about education especially rural development via education so I agreed to this without thinking…

Brooke

Workplace Networking

Throughout my summer internship I have taken numerous steps to expand my professional network. At Ardsley I sit in on client meetings and presentations. During these meetings I not only learn more about the fund, stock market, marketing, finance, etc., but I am able to meet new people and exchange contact information. Along with client…