Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Entrepreneurship

Brenda Kostyk

Survival Tip: Keeping Abreast of Boston’s Tech Innovation

Boston’s reputation as the Innovation Hub is well earned.  The tech discoveries, advancements, and businesses launching and growing in our own backyard seem boundless.  It’s a challenge just to keep up . . . especially when you are a Babson undergrad swimming in exams, team projects, club activities, athletic/arts commitments, as well as managing professional…

Brenda Kostyk

StartUp Collisions

Creating opportunities for students to collide with industry is the core of CCD’s business strategy.  Whether that be bringing industry to campus, or bringing our students on the road, we intentionally create venues for Babson undergrads to rub shoulders with employers. As CCD’s Entrepreneurial Career Advisor, I took a group of 10 undergrads with a…

Brenda Kostyk

The Start Up Oscars

Just when it seems that Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has reached the top of its game, another grand slam comes along and brings us all to new heights.  Last Wednesday evening at the 2014 MassChallenge Awards Ceremony was one of those “grand slam” moments.  Having intereacted with a number of the start up finalists this year…

Brenda Kostyk

Mid-Semester Recalibration

  Over this brisk Columbus Day weekend, my family and I escaped to the Maine woods – our treasured place to unplug, reconnect, and let the Maine outdoors do its magic.  As I wake up to chilly temperatures this morning, and look out across the pond to rust oranges, muted yellows, and spiked evergreens, summer…

Brian Hickey

Getting to Know Babson’s Dean Ward

Babson College continues to attract talented and innovative leaders, with the addition of Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Lawrence Ward.  According to the Babson profile, Dean Ward’s role “provides strategic direction and senior management for a range of programs, services, and systems that support students’ academic, social, intellectual, and cultural development…

Brian Hickey

Extending Learning Outside the Classroom

Babson College is well known for its opportunities in the classroom where students start their own businesses, consult for real companies, and develop their business skills. While these classes offer great learning possibilities, there are many additional ways to learn from experiences outside the classroom that lead to personal growth and development as a business…

Brenda Kostyk

Meeting of the Minds — Engineering & Business

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with the student leadership teams of Babson’s eTower and Olin’s Foundry, along with the Blank Center’s Cindy Klein-Marmer and Olin’s Suzanne Alcott.  Wow, what a group!  What entrepreneurial energy!    (And, if you haven’t checked out Olin’s campus center — its a great space with scrumptious food…

Brian Hickey

Connect with the Boston Business Community!

I am excited to tell you about some great opportunities through a unique organization known as Greenhorn Connect. Greenhorn Connect helps build connections within the Boston entrepreneur ecosystem. The organization is working hard to engage students and provide opportunities for future entrepreneurs. You won’t want to miss the Student Dinners and the Greenhorn Summit. Student…

Brian Hickey

Tips for the Class of 2018

Babson is buzzing again as students return to campus. With athletes already back on campus training, incoming first years starting their Babson experience at the end of this week, and upperclassmen returning in a week, campus will soon be back in full swing. As the Class of 2018 embarks on their Babson journey, I caught…

Rebecca Jacobs

What NOT To Do – A Guide To Business Planning

Welcome to my second blog for Babson College’s Undergraduate Center for Career Development! If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out my first blog for a brief introduction to my social journey with SoJo this summer! My time at SoJo has been fantastic! I have had the opportunity to work on a diversity of projects as the…