Undergraduate Blog / Tag: creating social value

Babson San Francisco

Week 4: SF Summer Venture Program

Lot’s of happenings @ Babson San Francisco! We had a very eventful week including 3 all star speakers Elliott Adams (Customer Development), Armando Biondi (Growth Strategies), and Dwight Gertz (Decisions), our 5th *Hot Seat*, a Gari focus group, office hours with mentors, and we celebrated IdaRose’s birthday! Elliott, one of our SVP advisors, gave an overview of the business…

Babson San Francisco

Week 3: SF Summer Venture Program

Another productive and fun-filled week @ Babson San Francisco! This week featured Babson @ the Ballpark, two *Hot Seats*, guest speakers, and an SVP alumni panel! For Wisdom Wednesday, digital marketing expert Adam Helweh helped our entrepreneurs with their landing pages and offered office hours to discuss UI and UX.  We then listened to a presentation about target…

Brenda Kostyk

First Years Not Afraid to Tackle Pressing Social Issues

The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities.  It is the largest student competition for social good.  The annual, year-long competition crowd-sources ideas from students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education. Winners receive $1million in…

Marvin Tarawally

Community Justice: A Tool For Real Justice In Liberia

Last week, we convened an interactive forum on informal justice issues in Liberia. This was done in partnership with the Hague Institute for Innovating Law (HIIL). The discussions and working sessions were very enlightening and these are some of the things I will like to highlight as part of this experience. In Liberia, there are…

Marvin Tarawally

Perks of a Part-Time Internship

I think this is the busiest I’ve been during any of my summer vacations in Liberia. I set out this summer with a laundry list of things I wanted to accomplish. Ambitious things too. Lest I knew, conditions on the ground, the main ones being internet connection and electricity, weren’t as fitting as I’d anticipated.…

S Mosehle

How To Manage Like A Pro

“Hi,my name is Salome. I’m from South Africa but I study at a college in the U.S. called Babson College.” This is the standard introduction I give at work to visitors all the time but there is one big question I always get asked, “What is your educational qualification?” I confidently say that I have…

Brandon Schwartz

From a Dorm Room Conversation to Landing in Ethiopia

Just three months ago, I was interviewing with a start-up in San Francisco, when I received an email from one of their recruiters saying that they were no longer looking for interns, as the company was beginning to reassess their future. At that point, the one place I was really hoping to work for this…

S Mosehle

Why This Internship Has Disrupted My Life

I wasn’t quite sure of my job description. All I knew was that I would be working for an NGO that provided hands-on science experiments for children from villages in most of Southern India. I liked the idea. I am passionate about education especially rural development via education so I agreed to this without thinking…

S Mosehle

Lessons on Marketing in Tanzania

As I looked outside the bus window in Tanzania, my brain brushed over the scenery, the wealth of culture and the happiness of the people. The curse of being from a business school is that you observe good business models everywhere you go. Here are some marketing strategies that stood out to me: • The…

Brandon Schwartz

First-Week Takeaways from My Summer Experience at the United Nations

Working at the United Nations has truly been an amazing experience so far. At the United Nations, I am a Team Member for the Major Group for Children & Youth (MGCY), “the official civil society [and] young peoples’ constituency for Sustainable Development.” From just the atmosphere of working in such a highly-regarded place, to being around…