Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Entrepreneurship

Meghan Rowledge

Babson’s First Ever FME Awards: THE LENNYS

This year I have had the  opportunity to do so many things as n FME Mentor.  I learned how to use a 3D printer, helped three amazing companies throughout the year and worked with some incredible people. Shout out to the Section 5 Teaching Team. Being a Mentor has been such a humbling experience, that…

Josh Boutin

Babson Hosts BETA Semifinals for On-Campus Start-Ups

Last Wednesday, Babson hosted its annual BETA Challenge semifinals, bringing together 18 businesses started by current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni. The BETA Challenge first started in 2012 to recognize student entrepreneurs and their achievements. Winners from each division (undergraduate, graduate, and alumni) receive $20,000 in cash and in-kind services, with select…

Babson San Francisco

Tech Trek: Google & WeTravel

Each semester, Babson ugrads visit tech companies and hear from company representatives to get an “insider’s perspective.” It’s been a busy week here at Babson San Francisco with the undergraduate cohort visiting both Google and weTravel. We were able to gain insights into what it’s like to work for a big, established company such as…

Brenda Kostyk

Three Steps to Acing Your Technical Interview

Jared Silver ’19 is a first year student at Babson, whose personal mission is to change people’s lives through technology, entrepreneurship, and unconventional problem solving.  An entrepreneur and self-taught programmer, he is an active member of C.O.D.E. — Community of Developers & Entrepreneurs — a student organization where students learn and create viable software solutions for problems…

Brenda Kostyk

Summer 2016 — What about working for an Accelerator?

Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Derek Tu (eTower President), Ryan Lupberger (eTower Community Manager), and many others at eTower’s housewarming in VanWinkle.  In addition to enjoying very loud music :), new products and concepts, relaxing in their new chairs and sofas, and simply enjoying the buzz of the event — it was great to learn what…

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…

Babson San Francisco

Semester in SF Orientation

Welcome to our fourth group of ugrads in San Francisco! Throughout the Spring 16 semester, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the colorful, creative, and vibrant City by the Bay. During orientation, students bonded with faculty, staff, and peers, while learning about the Bay Area’s history and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Together, the ugrads…

Brenda Kostyk

Might Summer be The Right Time?

With the coldest temps of the season (so far!) hitting us on campus last week, and torrential rains starting off this week, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of the warmer, sunnier months.  Wherever you are this winter break, I hope you are catching up on some well-deserved sleep, time with family and friends,…

Brenda Kostyk

Look Beyond the Obvious

While the vast majority of Babson undergraduates pursue full-time jobs after graduation, some choose to pursue advanced degrees.  To give you an idea, take a look at the Class of 2014 (we’re still crunching 6-month-out numbers for 2015 — stay tuned) — 17 students (or 4.6%) decided to pursue grad school right after graduation in areas such…

Brenda Kostyk

Learning to Drink from a Fire Hose

Attending the #1 School in Entrepreneurship and living within Boston’s world-renowned Entrepreneurial Ecosystem can sometimes feel like drinking water from a firehouse.  The number of events, opportunities, and advantages is staggering.  Don’t let it paralyze you — learn how to drink from a firehouse (even if you get wet) and just get started.  Using words familiar…