Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Technology

Babson San Francisco

Tech Trek: Google & WeTravel

Each semester, Babson ugrads visit tech companies and hear from company representatives to get an “insider’s perspective.” It’s been a busy week here at Babson San Francisco with the undergraduate cohort visiting both Google and weTravel. We were able to gain insights into what it’s like to work for a big, established company such as…

Brenda Kostyk

Three Steps to Acing Your Technical Interview

Jared Silver ’19 is a first year student at Babson, whose personal mission is to change people’s lives through technology, entrepreneurship, and unconventional problem solving.  An entrepreneur and self-taught programmer, he is an active member of C.O.D.E. — Community of Developers & Entrepreneurs — a student organization where students learn and create viable software solutions for problems…

Babson San Francisco

4 Key Takeaways for Data Visualization

Babson San Francisco recently had the pleasure of hosting an event by the Design Museum Foundation on Data Visualization. The night started off with a reception for design enthusiasts to network, followed by a panel discussion of experts in data visualization. For those interested in design and data, here are a few key takeaways from…

Babson San Francisco

Orientation: Semester in San Francisco Fall 2015

Last week, we welcomed our third cohort of undergraduate students in San Francisco! The program kicked off with a week of orientation where students learned about the Bay Area Tech landscape, had lunch by the Bay Bridge, enjoyed artisan food and coffee from the Ferry Building, and bonded with faculty, staff, and peers.   On…

Kelsey Choi

Food, Fun, and Networking

Although the main focus of an internship is to gain work experience, it is also important to have fun and socialize. At WGBH, there are company-wide events known as “speakeasy” events (free lunch and social), monthly meet-ups to present on recent occurrences within the company, and food trucks and live music events once a month…

D Coley

Ask the Right Questions

Any intern would agree that asking questions comes with the territory. You’re new and there is a lot to learn. In theory asking questions seems pretty simple. What is this? How do you do that? And why? It is natural for people to ask questions, but that is not the end of it. The tricky…

Kelsey Choi

Always be Flexible, Always be Ready

Flexibility is a key to success. As an intern working in Research and Development in an innovative public media company such as WGBH, I am asked to complete a wide range of tasks and given the opportunity to voice my thoughts and ideas for new products and projects. I am often excited to be at…

Brandon Schwartz

The Dangers of Going Social

Since the introduction of Facebook in 2004, social media has revolutionized the way business is done, people communicate, and the way we live. The introduction of other social media utilities such as Twitter and Instagram have only added onto how billions of users from around the world interact with one another; however, as individual users…

Kelsey Choi

Teamwork as a Key to Success

Interning at WGBH Digital is a unique experience with an interesting balance between solo contributions and team collaboration. As the saying goes, “there is no ‘i’ in team.” Every piece of work completed adds to the finished product, in one way or another. This system is extremely effective in Digital due to the department’s culture.…

Brenda Kostyk

Big Companies that Act Like Start-Ups

On a chilly winter Saturday, looking for any opportunity to rid myself of cabin fever, my six-year-old, Catherine, and I headed up the street (well okay, we drove — it was cold!) to our favorite neighborhood destination, The Waban Library Center, for a robot demonstration aimed at 6 – 11 year olds by professionals from iRobot.…