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Miranda Ditmore

How Does Your DISC Relate to Your First Year Job Performance?

Post training camp the interns returned to Venture for Americas New York office for two weeks to wrap up loose ends, and work on capstone projects. My capstone project revolves around the test Babson students know and love from FME: the DISC assessment. Turns out the DISC assessment is not just a Babson thing- it’s…

It All Started as a Side Project

This summer, as I am quickly immersing myself into the tech startup scene here in Philly, I have had the opportunity to meet dozens of founders, leaders, and influencers within this thriving community.  Most directly, through my internship at VeryApt, I have been able to get to know the founders of the company and learn…

Miranda Ditmore

Overcoming TC

My name is Miranda Ditmore and I was born TC, or Technologically Challenged. I do think part of my aversion to technology was nature, as my strengths and interests lie in liberal arts. However I think the majority of the blame goes to my mom, who’s severe TC impacts everyone around her, especially me. She…

Priscilla Joy Ning

5 Reasons Why Startups Are Stealing The Best Talent

L Marks Working at NatureBox for the past three weeks has been an absolute whirlwind of new experiences. But admittedly, while I was driving to my new home in Silicon Valley, I was wondering what all the fuss surrounding the startup culture was truly about. After all, the area looked exactly like the Southern California…

Yating Lu

Uncertainty can be an Answer

  My excitement grows as I read an email from a colleague whom I used to work with at IXL Center during my last summer. The email came in with a bold heading of “IXL center is a Forbes Best Management Consulting Firm for 2017.” Additionally, the thrilling content draws in my attention more as…

Aidan Dennis

Navigating Company Culture

There are actual studies on how culture can make or break a company. It’s crazy, right? Who knew that witty and quirky job titles, cold brew kegs and themed employee dress up days could be conducive to generating profit? According to Forbes, “When we talk about corporate culture, we are really talking about your organization’s…

Miranda Ditmore

Chances Are You Won’t Find Your Dream Job at 20

It is so easy to fall into the trap of believing that everyone at Babson knows exactly what they want to do, and already has their job offer lined up. As students, this puts pressure on you to achieve amazing internships that will guide you directly to your dream job. And if you’re really on…

Karen Macias

First Thing’s First, Coffee!

Since my internship is somewhat atypical, with no set agenda or job description, I thought I’d give you a brief outline of what a day at the DEC looks like for me. 9:00 AM: Forever: the time it takes (or feels like) to brew coffee in the morning. Because the DEC is open 24/7 to many…

Miranda Ditmore

Surviving an Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

I have a pretty unconventional summer internship. So for my second blog post, I figured I would explain more about the company I’m working for, and what I will be doing throughout the summer. I’m currently a programs intern for Venture for America (VFA), a non-profit that aims to promote entrepreneurship in emerging cities by…

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…