Career Development

Four Reasons Why I Only Work with Start-Ups

I’ve never once worked with an established company. So far, I’ve worked with five start-ups and have a handful of side ventures that I am pursuing. Here are my reasons why I enjoy working with start-ups: 1. Open and Collaborative Environment Expect no more than 15 employees in the office. The smallest office I’ve worked…

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Stepping into the Entertainment and Media World

I’ve always had my eye on the entertainment and media industry, whether it’s because I grew up binging Keeping Up with the Kardashians or re-watching Bridesmaids multiple times. It’s an industry that not only cures my boredom at times, but brings me to the forefront of culture. My passion for this industry has led me…

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Dealing with Uncertainty

This week we have discussed a lot about the current economic and health crises. We talked about how similar it is to previous crises, and how some countries reacted in the very same way- especially Brazil. With all of this discussion, the most interesting part is how it can be applied to our personal lives…

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How Babson Prepares Us for Internships

College is the time of life to explore new opportunities and experiment with ourselves to find what professional path will lead us to happiness. My time at Babson College has taught me to always analyze the information given, to seek for more knowledge, and to be open for the people around. Thus, my internship experience…

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The Crucible: How I’ve Overcome Losing My Internship

2020 has undoubtedly been a crucible. It has been a year of natural disasters, political unrest, social justice movements, and the Covid-19 pandemic. However, in the midst of the chaos, 2020 has also been a year for change and reflection. Like many others, I lost my internship in the spring. I was on track to…

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Interning at a Hospital During a Pandemic; Why Virtual is Better

In February, 2020, I was offered my dream internship; Performance Improvement and operations at Cambridge Health Alliance. It was the space in which I could see myself growing, professionally and personally, and it combined both my passion for healthcare with my newfound proficiency in operations management. During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was…

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How to Make the Most Out of the Pandemic

When I began putting together my summer plans, I, like everyone else, never would have imagined for this summer to look like this. With so much going on, I am so thankful for my internship at FitVine Wine. It has been an experience to see how companies have responded to current events.  FitVine’s summer plans…

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Samantha Azu

Company Culture is Important

Immediately I started working at The Woods, I could not help but notice how everyone there was like a close knit family and this greatly benefitted me as it helped me improve on myself. As opposed to just being people, who just worked together, we knew each other personally, offered each other help, advice, and…

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