Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Career Development

Congressional Internship? Why Not?

A career in government, just the career path that every Babson student wants to pursue, right?… Not quite. Throughout my internship search and even during my internship, I quickly learned how unpopular a career in government and the public sector was among Babson students. Most of my classmates would rather lead a fruitful career in…

D Coley

Lessons from the subway

On my first day riding the subway, from Columbia University to the Evol8tion office in midtown Manhattan, I chose to pass the time by reading Richard Branson ‘s autobiography: Losing My Virginity (a must read.) Mid-ride I was abruptly interrupted by a loud confident voice. “Excuse me ladies and gentlemen,” A teen of thirteen or…

Donna Sosnowski

Parents; Top 10 ways to engage your student in career planning this fall

Your students are on campus.  While returning students acknowledge the end of summer, new students ponder about college life. Seniors begin to contemplate life after college, while parents of seniors wonder what the future holds for their burgeoning professionals. Help your college student with college to career planning by listening. Be open to ideas and…

Not Goodbye, But See You Later

As I wrapped up my last day on the internship, I had many memories and experiences flash in my head throughout the day. It seemed as though that just yesterday, I was the “new kid” having to be taught how to do everything. Now, I was finishing up my last memorandum for the Congressman regarding…

M Grumer

Working with a Small vs. Large business

Before I began this internship, I knew that I’ve always been interested in working in the fashion industry. Although, I was unsure as to what department and role in the industry I’d fit best. Last summer, I interned in the buying office of a woman’s contemporary clothing boutique. I really enjoyed it and learned a…

Akeem Allen

3 Unexpected Internship Abroad Lessons

For the past three months, South Africa has been home. Living in my own flat, looking after myself, working in one city, and volunteering in another, I have gained unexpected insights through unexpected experiences. These are reflective of my internship with Wits Business School, volunteering with the Mamelodi Initiative, and establishing relationships that I wouldn’t…

R Gupta

Intern Dynamics

I was the youngest intern at WCP, possibly the youngest they have ever had. Everyone else including the interns were at least 21 years old while the analysts even had almost 10 years on me. At first since I was the youngest and also the newest addition to the team, they were reluctant to sit…

R Gupta

Office Restructuring

I started this internship at the firms old office where all of us analysts, associates, and VP’s were cramped into 2 rooms for the sake of space and the MD’s came around only once a week. At first the culture wasn’t great nor all the exciting. however they were in the process of finding and building a new office.…

R Gupta

Personal Development

Throughout this summer I have had a great opportunity to work with a variety of individuals . One of the things I am most grateful for is how much I have seen myself grow. I learned about individual sub industries but more than that I saw professionalism at its its epitome, effective communication skills, and…

D Coley

Say Yes and You’ll Figure It Out Afterward

  This summer working for Evol8tion gave me a lot of freedom that I reference in “Why Startups are Ideal Nurturing Young Minds.” In that freedom, I recognized a small, yet important, lesson that I think is important to mention. It’s a message made popular by Tina Fey a couple years ago.      …