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Yumel Hernandez-Pascual

Does a Founder really need sales Skills?

This is actually a question I see very often asked by want to be entrepreneurs. Of course Of course I think that is one of the top qualities of a great CEO. They constantly selling to: Recruit employees Convince investors to come on board Selling their vision Selling a narrative compelling to customers Selling to…

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…

Painting a Mural for downtown Albany

This week began a new project organized by Albany Center Gallery: a huge mural on a highway ramp in downtown Albany, NY. The mural depicts a bright scene of music and dancing. The creation of the mural is being led by a local artist, Liz Zunon. After clocking out of my other job to come…

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**…

The End of an Era

In my last blog post, I want to summarize what I’ve done over the last 3 to 4 months. This summer, I’ve had to hustle. I’ve had two internships, a private equity internship, and a finance and accounting internship. At Register Financial, I was an investment banking analyst; I completed tasks such as company valuations,…

The Final Stretch

During my finance internship, I was given the opportunity to work with the managing director of the payroll department. While working under her, I gained valuable, corporate working experience. Over the past two months, I obtained experience with company metrics and excel, and I was given tasks that required me to perform data analysis, in…