Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Networking

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Rotman International Trading Competition

Post by Elena Yang ’20 Representing Babson at the Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) in Toronto was one of the most memorable weekends of my life. To give some background, RITC is the world’s largest 3-day simulated market challenge in which we trade cases such as BP Commodities, MATLAB Volatility, and Schonfeld Algorithmic trading against…

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Cato Institute Winter Liberty Seminar 2018

Post by Xizi Luo ’18 Libertarianism is a political theory that is described by most as “economically conservative and socially progressive”. At the Cato Institute’s Winter Liberty Seminar, I participated in a three-day crash course on libertarian theory and libertarian approaches to current policy issues. I heard experts from the Cato Institute promote how the…

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LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference

Post by Rayhaan Surve Attending the Learn Launch conference gave me the opportunity to dive into the education industry and specifically the innovation going on in the field at the moment. The conference had a great integrative set up with both speakers and, my favorite part, tables of entrepreneurs working in the industry trying to…

Luke Talman

Asking questions to further one’s education

While interning at Surfdog Records, I not only strived to learn at work, but also researched the industry outside of the workplace. One way I was able to learn more about the industry was by reaching out to people within the industry via Linkedin. I often searched for people that had some valuable knowledge about…

Sophia Zhu

Connections are Everything

I have been attending Curve, a lingerie and sleepwear trade show here in New York for two days now and my main take away is to never burn bridges with anyone. Over the past few days, a countless number of attendees have approached my mentor and the one thing she told us interns, is to…

The Light Bulb That Is Networking

Throughout my life I have always been told time and time again how important it is to network. When I was in high school it was to network to get me into a good college and help me with recruiting for college sports. When I finally entered my first year at Babson it was FME driving…

Aidan Dennis

Leveraging Your Internship to Make Connections

If you took the time to read this, I’m assuming you already know enough about internship and job searches that you’ve heard the phrase “It’s who you know not what you know” more than enough times. As cliché as it is – it’s the truth. I think Gary Vaynerchuk said it right when he made…

Sharon Chin

DTR: Work Edition

When I say DTR, I don’t mean sitting next to your significant other and discussing whether or not you’ve hit a dead-end. Instead, I mean figuring out what kind of relationship you want to have with your supervisor/mentor at your internship. At Kapten & Son, my mentor is Ashley, a twenty-something graduate student with a…

Making Connections

Knowing people is by far the most important part of business. Because my role is on the business development (sell) side, getting through the door is the first step. It’s impossible to raise funds if you can’t get in front of whoever is holding the checkbook. Because investors are constantly being bombarded with fund managers…

Emily Woodward

Get Ready to Mingle: Internship Style

The thirst for more connections and networking opportunities lies deep within the heart of any entrepreneur. After all, it is engraved into our brains from early on that these relationships will be key in the advancement of our career. However,  I felt ill-prepared for the abundance of networking opportunities that I was introduced to at…