Peer Career Ambassadors

My Tan Has Faded… Now What?

This post was written by Jaclyn Gaines ’16, CCD Peer Career Ambassador. So it has been two weeks since we returned to Babson from Spring Break. We exchanged warm sunshine for cooler New England temperatures. We left sandy beaches to head to classrooms. And, our tans slowly faded as reality struck that the semester is…

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Brenda Kostyk

Taking Action

Never Underestimate the Power of Small Steps In a recent conversation with Entrepreneur Eileen Curtis, CSO (Chief Soap Officer – don’t you just love her title?!) of Sunflower Hill Soap, I was reminded that impatience, the raw urge to act, can be a wonderful virtue — and, often a critical ingredient to getting started with…

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Blair

Interview Season: Taking Advantage of your Resources

Although I have two years left in my Babson career, I am a planner, so I am already thinking about the next steps for life after Babson. The internship search is intensifying, and interviews are right around the corner. I am thrilled to get started and explore my options. Now that applications are submitted and…

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rdelcastillo1

Unintended Consequences—Store, and Potential Clients from Pilot areas

After doing this pilot work, I have been able to recognize some unforeseen impacts that should have been considered more fully before implementing the plan. For example, in San Vicente, there are a number of stores and many of the other store owners would like to sell the solar codes to the community; however, since…

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Atiya Sharmin

Why It’s Important to Have “Play” Time After School

Hi Babson, Sometimes people may wonder why exactly extracurricular activities, in addition to school, are so important to employers. They are important because they show drive, commitment, passion, and time-management skills. They allow a recruiter to see that you are able to not only multi-task but perform well in all that you are involved in.…

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Atiya Sharmin

Always Make Sure You Are Learning – Private Equity Graduate Course

Hello Babson, Last Monday, I concluded my first graduate course as a part of my internship, trophy and all! ACG University is the name of the program my company started in partnership with Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration, in which, professionals interested in entering the private equity market took a “Private Equity Dealmaking…

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Grace Morton

If You’re Not Happy, Do Something About It!

Starting the summer off with high hopes and high expectations, I entered my internship at a local brewery ready for an adventure. At the brewery, I had the position of the Summer Marketing Intern. From what I had learned from my interview and job description, I would be helping the marketing team prepare for summer…

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rdelcastillo1

The Pilot and Quality Control

Part of my work has been being in the field and servicing the Pay-As-You-Go kits that are being used in the pilot. One of the lessons that I have learned is that it does not pay to cut corners with product testing as the pilot will become null if the product is not performing well.…

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rdelcastillo1

Collecting the Battery Replacement Second Payment

As I previously mentioned, Alex and I did a battery replacement in the community of Mano de Leon. The replacement was for our host-family’s system. While the replacement went very smoothly, we were very concerned that Fidelia would try and not pay the second half of the payment. She was constantly “joking” that there might…

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rdelcastillo1

My Perception of local communities vs. The Reality

Coming into this experience, I had a picture in my head of a typical rural community. While some of my thoughts were confirmed—subsistence farming, simple eating, mainly isolated living—many were not. I would like to use this blog post to reveal the lack of communication that I found most surprising in the three villages I…

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