Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Startups

Tia Goyal

The Reality of Working at a Startup

The days of falling in the crowd are over. When working with a startup, you can expect to be right at the front lines with everyone else. Most college students aim for internships with big corporations like Google or Amazon. But, it’s the underdogs that provide a more valuable experience.  Taking Responsibility Working with a…

Tia Goyal

How Can Startups Leverage the Power of Social Media?

Interning for Fyrii has exposed me to the struggles of brand awareness, and relying on social media as the backbone of advertising. I mean, why wouldn’t you? It’s free, easy, and it makes it possible to reach millions of consumers with just one click of a button.  When we think of social media, we normally…

The business side of fashion

I have always dreamed of working in the business side of fashion. This summer I had the privilege of interning at a lingerie company in digital marketing and brand management. With industry giants such as Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein perpetuating an unrealistic image of ideal body type, many consumers have been left feeling excluded…

Six Rules for Startup Internship Success

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the chance to learn a lot about how to work successfully at a startup during my internship at Arist. Here are a few of my takeaways: 1. Always communicate. With the advent of tools like Slack, the modern workplace is not necessarily centralized around one physical location. No…

Time Management: Stay True, Stay You

Time management is being able to allocate your time effectively to spend on specific activities while also taking care of yourself. Done correctly, this would allow you to complete more, lower fatigue, and increase productivity. At LearnLux, there are always multiple projects that I have to juggle, which I find as a perk. I usually…

Luck is Preparedness Met Opportunity

Like many others during the beginning of the fall semester, my nights were spent looking for my next big opportunity for the summer. “The summer before your senior year is the most important!” They tell you. But I was ready and I was eager. After all, I didn’t transfer into Babson to be mediocre. My…

From Bank to Startup

I am really excited this break to be working as a Summer Startup Intern. It is at a business called Forager, based in my hometown of Portland, Maine. Forager is a mission-based tech company making local food more accessible by streamlining the procurement process from farms to grocers. Not only is Forager a business holding…

Bessie Shiroki

Reading Between the Stripes

What is it actually like to work at a fashion startup in New York City? In a sentence, my internship is a little like The Devil Wears Prada, minus the evil boss, but add pile… or ten…of colorful striped tees.  Just as it sounds, I do make my way around Manhattan between the office, the factory,…

Benjamin Norris

Final Reflection: Startups and MassChallenge

As the summer comes to a close, it is important to look back on the time spent working at your internship. I began reflecting on my time at MassChallenge when talking with my boss at lunch one-day last week. He asked if I felt my time with him at MassChallenge was worth giving up valuable…