Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Internships

Multiple Interns, Same Department: Good or Bad Idea?

As summer wraps up and Babson classes resume, I think about how happy students are to reunite with friends and our excitement when these friends are also our classmates. How different our college experience would be if each class was a private lesson between just the student and professor? Perhaps more engaging and in-depth, but…

Priscilla Joy Ning

Three Simple Ways to Stand Out In Your Internship

There is a multitude of long articles out there about how to stand out in an internship. While useful, these articles tend to overlook the small tips that go a long way. 1. Notetaking Take notes for every meeting and task. Writing notes out has been proven to be more effective for retention. During meetings,…

Priscilla Joy Ning

How to Maximize Your Internship

Now that my internship at NatureBox is coming to an end, I have been able to reflect on the many lessons I had the opportunity to learn over the Summer. Three lessons, in particular, stood out to me immediately. With these three, I was able to create immense value, maximize my time at my internship,…

Priscilla Joy Ning

10 Essential Questions to Ask Your CEO

A conversation with the CEO can be daunting, especially for a new intern. Some tend to overthink and be so fearful of saying something wrong that they end up saying nothing much at all while others make it all too obvious that they are just trying to show off and sound smart. To help you…

Priscilla Joy Ning

Why Sales Might Be the Perfect Fit for You

Heading into my first semester at Babson, I had my heart set on pursuing a career in Marketing. I had loved my previous Marketing internships and thought there was no better fit. If NatureBox had not offered me a Corporate Sales experience, I might not have given Sales a shot. The reality is, Sales is…

Priscilla Joy Ning

Proven Methods to Getting Hired Today

Rejection sucks, plain and simple. Before I got my current internship at NatureBox, I experienced my fair share of let downs for opportunities I believed I was perfect for and it is tough not to feel hurt that the employer just did not feel so. However, there is a misconception that this process is just…

Katrina Rega

The Power of a Thank You Note

As my internship ended this week, I contemplated the best way to leave a mark of my appreciation with my managers and coworkers. I came to the decision that I would bake cupcakes and write thank you notes for them. At lunch on my last day, I brought out the cupcakes in little ribbon-wrapped boxes…

Katrina Rega

Cross-Departmental Internship Lessons

As I look back on my internship experience from this summer, I have noticed a common thread between all of my past internships. With each position, I have taken away important lessons from cross-departmental collaboration. This summer at IMPACT Melanoma was no exception. Specifically, I had the opportunity to work with the Events & Program…

Restaurants and Legal: How can I mix the two?

Accepting my internship with Union Square Hospitality Group as a Front-of-House intern went a little something like this: Me: “Ah, yessss!! Founders of Shake Shack, owners of 17 different foodservice concepts, winner of 4 Michelin stars, and entrepreneur hero CEO Danny Meyers?? Me to Me: Wowza, restaurants! That’s cool! But wait Lydia, aren’t you studying…