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Donna Sosnowski

Career and Professional Readiness: Life Skills That Contribute to Successful Careers

Today, it’s not enough to be fully qualified with requisite skills and talents, to be successful in your career, or in life.  Emotional intelligence combined with specific subject matter expertise is definitely, the key to success.  Studies of today’s most successful leaders acknowledge that intelligence, business savvy and functional expertise are requirements, but the most…

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…

Peer Career Ambassadors

Involved vs. Engaged

This post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Ji Hwan Kim ’18.  At Babson, our students take great pride in having a jam-packed schedule. It’s as if flashing around a completely filled schedule validates their hard work and standing as good Babson citizens. Ironically, however, this pressure to constantly stay busy and occupied has a…

Peer Career Ambassadors

Take Advantage of Your Downtime!

This post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Davele Zephyr, Class of 2019. While we all love snow days, and holidays, and cancelled classes, recognize that’s it’s on days like these that we can take a few small steps to add to our personal and professional brand. Don’t get me wrong, these days off are…

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…