Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Defining Your Babson

Miranda Ditmore

Top 3 Lessons I Learned From my First Week at a Start-Up

I am currently working as a Programs Intern for Venture for America, which labels itself as a nonprofit start-up. The company has realistically moved beyond the start-up phase and operates on a relatively solid foundation. However because the mission of the company revolves around promoting entrepreneurship, it still fosters a very strong start-up culture. I…

Kit

INTERNSHIPS! RESUMES! MILLENNIAL-LIFE CRISIS! RATRACE! BUZZWORDS!

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. My name is Kit and I’m a (soon to be) sophomore at Babson this coming Fall. Prior to Freshman year I spent 2 years in the Air Force, where I learnt many important life lessons. For example, how to look busy when you’re not. Over…

Babson San Francisco

Semester in San Francisco (Spring 2017)

Since fall 2014, Babson ugrads have had the opportunity to spend a Semester in San Francisco, a city known for its entrepreneurial activity, disruptive technology, and culture of innovation. The SF Bay Area is home to some of the most influential businesses + startups in the world and is the leading center for venture capital investment. Most…

Undergraduate Professional Accelerator Fund

Launch Festival 2017: San Francisco

Post by Prabha Dublish ’18 I found the Launch Festival to be an extremely insightful experience when it came to expanding my knowledge in the San Francisco startup scene. The basis of the conference is to encourage people in the startup space to convene to share thoughts around critical areas such as pitching and investing,…

Undergraduate Professional Accelerator Fund

Investor Insights Learned at the #GirlBoss Rally

Post by Jillian Klinvex ’18 Sophia Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal and author of #GirlBoss, hosted the first GirlBoss Rally in LA in March 2017. The GirlBoss Rally brought together 50 accomplished speakers and 500 ambitious, young women. The speakers ranged from Tyler Haney, the founder of Outdoor Voices, to Emily Weiss, the founder…

A New Play Every Night… In London

Before coming to Babson many of you all might have heard about the long list of study abroad programs that are offered for the full year or even a semester, but you don’t tend to hear about the shorter elective abroad options that are available to you. Electives abroad are here for those like myself that may have circumstances…

Undergraduate Professional Accelerator Fund

Consumer Electronics Show 2017

Post by Vivian Fang ’17 What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas … except for all the AMAZING KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS that I was exposed to thanks to #CES2017. For those who don’t know, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the biggest tech convention in the United States, with approximately 170,000 attendees, that takes place…

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…