Undergraduate Blog / Defining Your Babson

Kit

Decisions, decisions, decisions…

Happy Friday everyone! I trust you are all well and enjoying the countless tasty memes of Zuckerberg making the rounds on the internetz over the past few days. It was quite interesting seeing the interaction between the youthful optimism of Silicon Valley and the tempered wariness of Capitol Hill. I now endeavour to answer any…

Career Wisdom from Tim Ryan ’88

On April 6, Tim Ryan ’88, PwC US Chairman and Senior Partner, returned to Babson to have a discussion with Professor Jay Rao on how disruption, innovation, and diversity are affecting companies all over the world. Tim opened with a statement that took most of the audience by surprise: he was jealous of us, for our…

Peer Career Ambassadors

Impact Investing- What Is It and How to Get Involved

Post by Jess Thevenoz ’17 When most people think of impact investing, they think that impacting good would mean taking a loss for every investment. As someone who concentrated in finance while at Babson, clearly we know that this does not make sense financially and is not a concept that will scale. As the industry grows,firms…

Kit

Why I don’t like free food

Greetings my dear reader, and welcome back from Spring break. I trust you spent some quality time making poor decisions. I spent a few days in LA eating so much food I got pregnant with a food baby; people actually gave up their seats for me when I used public transport. A full tummy and…

Undergraduate Professional Accelerator Fund

Rotman International Trading Competition

Post by Elena Yang ’20 Representing Babson at the Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) in Toronto was one of the most memorable weekends of my life. To give some background, RITC is the world’s largest 3-day simulated market challenge in which we trade cases such as BP Commodities, MATLAB Volatility, and Schonfeld Algorithmic trading against…

Kit

Make it till you fake it

Happy Spring break! Welcome back to another blog post documenting my adventures in San Francisco – I am writing this while waiting for my flight to LA. I know, I am such a jet-packing, jet-setting, globe-trotting, wanderlusting, photosynthesizing socialist capitalist. Today’s topic is one that many will be familiar with – faking it till you…

Peer Career Ambassadors

Black Affinity Conference – Owning it: 360°

This blog post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Alexis Cohen ’19 Two weekends ago, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, current students, faculty and alum from around the country gathered for the Black Affinity Conference on Babson’s Wellesley and Boston campuses. With the theme of “Owning It: 360°”, the conference was filled with many…

Kit

Do you even tech bro?

Happy weekend! I hope everyone has been well – halfway through the semester and the fun is only beginning! The past few weeks have been an absolute blur – partly from the nights I lay crying in bed but mainly because of all the interesting and exciting work I have been crunching through. From doing…

Peer Career Ambassadors

The Importance of Underclassmen Work Experience

This blog post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Luke Martiros ’21 As an underclassman starting my second semester at Babson College, I realize that I should start thinking about my personal career development more. However, I do not know what industry I want to pursue yet. When searching for internships, I try to look…

Undergraduate Professional Accelerator Fund

Cato Institute Winter Liberty Seminar 2018

Post by Xizi Luo ’18 Libertarianism is a political theory that is described by most as “economically conservative and socially progressive”. At the Cato Institute’s Winter Liberty Seminar, I participated in a three-day crash course on libertarian theory and libertarian approaches to current policy issues. I heard experts from the Cato Institute promote how the…