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Babson San Francisco

The Opportunity of a Lifetime in San Francisco! PART 2

After a competitive application process in the fall of 2017, a group of twenty-four selected undergrads this January embarked on their “Semester Away” in San Francisco. Two months in, the cohort has made countless amazing memories from their adventures in the City by the Bay. I am really excited to count myself among these students,…

Babson San Francisco

San Francisco’s Been Pretty Cool So Far! PART 1

Being that there are no San Francisco natives in the cohort (Gauthier excluded), there was a Golden Gate sized learning curve to living in this strange city. The three-hour orientation on what goes into compost, recycling, and trash was a whole new world to us east-coasters. But in all honesty, this city is a place…

Kit

writer’s block

Very soon, the semester shall be over, Every day in San Francisco has been wonderful. Never have I used so many business buzzwords in my life; Turnkey solutions, SaaS, IoT, ML, AI, VR, AR, blockchain, crypto, RNN, MVP, IPR. Unless you hate ET&A, I really recommend you apply for the San Francisco program. Really, I…

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…