Caroline Hayes

Advice for those considering a career in Investment Banking

Earlier this month, I attended the Babson Investment Banking Conference which is an annual conference planned & organized by the student-run, Babson Investment Banking Association. Every session I attended included pieces of advice or words of wisdom to those aspiring to start their careers in this field. Hiter Harris, Co-founder of Harris Williams, was one…

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Caroline Hayes

A Visit to Wall Street

This post was written by Chris Harrington ’15 The NYC Finance Trip is definitely something to add to your ‘to-do’ list while at Babson College if you have an interest in Finance. Early Friday morning, we departed the Hilton hotel in NYC with a ‘must-see’ destination to start the morning: The New York Stock Exchange. I thought…

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Caroline Hayes

First Annual Babson Investment Banking Conference

This post was written by Chris LoGrippo ’16, Co-VP Marketing of BIBA “We should host an Investment Banking Conference next year. It has to be big,” said Sid Kapur (Class of 2014) toward the end of the 2012-2013 academic school year – then the President of the Babson Investment Banking Association (BIBA). I do not…

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I Recommend Myself

So…In the closing days of my internship I asked my boss if he would be willing to write me a recommendation. He said of course, but first I must write my own recommendation of myself for him to see and use as guidance. Ahh…this has been excruciatingly painful How good do I say I am,…

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Memo Quality: You never know where it will end up.

Now… I expect you were hoping that this story would be something along the lines of, I wrote a ridiculously inappropriate email/memo to a colleague (all be it hysterically funny) that ended up getting forwarded to my boss and was highly embarrassing. Well I did… Kidding not really… but there is a lesson none the…

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Lunch time

Interesting tidbit about my office. So…my office, which is small, has a full kitchen and employs a very skilled cook, who makes fabulous meals.  Lunch every day is in the office, where our MD and other partners have lunch with clients, and where the rest of the office eats lunch daily. You say…you bring clients…

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(Knock Knock)…Hey…You got a sec…

I don’t know if this is the case for everyone, but for me, these were the words that made me cringe, and usually was followed by an assignment containing the most menial tasks. Don’t misunderstand me, I am very grateful for the opportunity to be helpful in the office and contribute, and I understand that…

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Blog #2, Networking

Hi again!! Today I’m going to talk a little bit about how I created an internship opportunity where there wasn’t one to begin with. As a sophomore in college, one thing you become aware of, especially in finance ( bother investment banking and corporate finance) is that companies want interns for the summer who have…

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Blog #1 – Hello

Hello All!! My name is Ryan McNamara and I am going to be a junior at Babson in the fall.  I am currently in week 4 of my internship in investment banking, and will begin by telling you a little bit about me personally, the company I am interning with, what my job description is,…

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