Undergraduate Blog / Tag: start-ups

Taline Karozichian

Is Ground Marketing Valuable to Start-Ups?

Well it depends. Depends on the company’s funding, the amount of time you have. The demographic you’re trying to hit. Ground marketing is difficult. It takes a lot of guts and willpower, having to step up to people in the streets and plead your case. In true honesty, most of the people you speak to…

Mara-Florina Steiu

Myth-Busting Internship

This internship has been a special one. More than an enriching learning experience, it has been a myth-busting challenge that constantly took me out of my comfort zone and made me reassess my beliefs on start-ups, people, and life. Such valuable lessons are worth pondering upon again and again, so I’ll do this once more,…

Mara-Florina Steiu

Dear intern, please be a dumb legacy maker

Few months ago I became a product design intern in a computer vision start-up from Silicon Valley. I started my internship with a clear goal – give my best and leave a legacy inside the company. I was very confident that all my previous experience as a start-up founder would help a lot in the…

Mara-Florina Steiu

Here’s why I love Silicon Valley

Amazing weather, great seafood, and breathtaking landscapes. All of these are legit reasons to love Silicon Valley, but none of them is significant enough to prove my unlimited admiration for this place. The real reason I believe Silicon Valley is truly special is that people here are T-shaped. Before imagining some weird creatures, let me…

Karen Macias

Crafting My Own Internship Experience

Hey, Y’all! I hope everyone’s summer is off to a great start. Like many students, I do not really have a clear idea about what it is I want to pursue after college, but I felt the pressure and need to explore this summer through an internship. As I looked for internships through Indeed, LinkedIn,…

Mara-Florina Steiu

Never thought I’d intern in a stealth-mode start-up

“We’re afraid to not have our brilliant ideas stolen, so we’ll just go in stealth mode.” I used to think that this is the immature reason why many entrepreneurs decide to “go stealth.” In a world in which ideas are abundant and great execution is scarce, such a strategy seemed useless, if not counterproductive. On…

Brandon Schwartz

Hiring a Millennial? Here’s How We Think

This blog first appeared in LinkedIn as part of their Recruiting & Hiring series on May 26th, 2015: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-millennials-think-brandon-schwartz   Companies that hire Millennials are trying to get an understanding of how they think. Entering the workforce faster than ever, Millennials truly apply for jobs with the world’s most influential companies—Google, Facebook, and Apple, just to name…

Caroline Hayes

Unique Opportunity with two leading early stage technology venture capital firms

Tadpole Ventures and Consumer Equity Partners, two leading early stage technology venture capital firms (Silicon Valley, CA and Seattle, WA) are seeking between 3-5 qualified and interested students to help support business meeting and logistic activities for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (Jan 6-9th, 2015). Airfare, hotel, meals and incidental related expenses will…

E Muli

Introduction to Impact Investing in Kenya

I joined Babson in the Spring of 2011 and as I had expected, I have been constantly surrounded by entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur myself,  I’m still yet to remember a complete 24 hours on campus that has fully passed without my friends and I brainstorming ideas, improving business models and what has seemed to be…

Melanie Jordan

The Search for a First Year Internship

Finding a good internship can be difficult, especially as a freshman. Personal connections can be the most powerful and effective method. In order to attain my internship, I went to my uncle as well as some family friends who work in business related fields. I asked them if they knew of any companies who hire…