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Babson San Francisco

If You’re Going to San Francisco

Four weeks ago twenty-two Babson undergrads flew into the San Francisco Airport to begin their “Semester Away” in the City by the Bay.  The cohort hails from Hong Kong, Switzerland, Virginia, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, and many more places.  I am lucky enough to count myself among these students and I look forward to sharing…

Peer Career Ambassadors

Done With Senior Year? Not So Fast.

This post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Shun Ping Huang ’17. This past Fall, I wrote about Invisible Pressures for seniors to find a full time job before graduation. That burden has been with me since September and is a part of my senior year experience. Now that it’s February and that pressure is…

Jennifer Eng

Reverse Culture Shock

After being abroad for several months, the natural questions from anyone I encounter has been “How was Germany!? How is being back!?” My answer: “Great! Reverse culture shock.” What this really means and has made me realize is how unique the American college experience is and how unique the Babson college experience is. I have…

Life After Baseball

Baseball has been a staple in my life since I first started playing tee ball as a clumsy two-year-old. It became a major part of my identity and something that I loved to do. Baseball taught me how to work hard, how to accept and learn from failure, how to perform under pressure and how…

Shazeem Siddiqi

Ghana? Are You Sure?

My first semester of sophomore year was nearing to an end and I was in the process of figuring out how my junior year was going to look. As I looked over my academic plan with my dean I realized I had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester. I did some research on…

Note to First-Year Self

Dear Self, RELAX. Take it easy… and trust the process. You’re as prepared as you need to be for this next phase in your life. Don’t worry. You will make those lasting friendships, you will choose the right organizations to get involved in, and your successful future is already secure as long as you can…

Peer Career Ambassadors

Spring Into Internships

This post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Swapnika Yarlagadda, Class of 2019 Internship fairs can be overwhelming. Large crowds, lines and commotion might leave you frazzled. Here are 6 tips to help you spring into your dream internship: Formulate a plan: While meeting all the 45+ employers seems like an amazing idea, you will…

Peer Career Ambassadors

My Outlook on Concentrations and Choosing Courses

This post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Gyda Sumadi, Class of 2018. I have heard stories of students telling me that they are forcing themselves to complete two formal concentrations, by overloading, giving up extracurricular, rejecting part time internships, cancelling study abroad plans, etc. I advise against pigeon-holding yourself into formal concentrations. Concentrations are…

Josh Boutin

Three Reasons to Apply to Babson’s Merit Scholarships

Just under four years ago, I was awarded Babson’s Presidential Scholarship, which would become one of the main reasons I decided to come to Babson. The cost of the school I would go to was a definite concern, and my decision ultimately came down to either Babson or one of my local state schools, where…