Defining Your Babson

Where do I even begin?

Start with yourself. Applying for summer internships can be stressful. Many start the search and process in the fall and winter (and some maybe in the summer before). To me, this seemed so scary. In the fall of my sophomore year, I tried to look at internship options. I thought about the classes I took…

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The Secret Sauce

The penultimate college year summer is as crucial as summers get. You want to work for the right company in the right field, because you have had two summers to horse-around (read: Discovering yourself). The majority of us college students start having clarity on what fields we want to work in, and what companies to…

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Adulting

If this is the first time you will be working or doing an internship away from home, you’ll experience what we call adulting. Adulting is fulfilling duties and actions of an adult, even when you don’t feel like one! This includes waking yourself up, doing dishes and laundry, paying for your bills, and overall being…

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Wicked High Returns

As I dip the tip of my toes in the investment banking career, I have been extremely privileged to intern with BK Capital, a subsidiary of the Bank of Kigali Group Plc. On the first day, one of the teammates gave me a rundown of BK Capital’s products. Later, he also mentioned that BK Capital…

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What does it mean to be proficient?

Many resumes have a section titled “skills.” Being a first-year undergraduate student, this section is often hard to fill. Many individuals like me, turn towards the “basics” that they believe that they are proficient in. The “skills” section is filled with the Microsoft Suite — a.k.a. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. However, I’ve learned that these…

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Rafael Seiji Matsumura de Oliveira

Is it too late now to assess risks?

A part of the unfortunate events that happen in the workplace cannot be treated as simple avoidable episodes as most “undesirable surprises.” A few weeks ago, while the heads of administration and other members of the coordination were out for meetings, a thief got into one of our classrooms and stole most of the students’…

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Harry Liu

The Internship Search

This is my first post for my summer internship at Mid-Market Securities in New York City. I am a rising senior and my ideal career path is to pursue in the investment banking industry now and further on after my graduation. First of all, I would like to talk about how I got into the…

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Andrew Jaworski

The Bigger Picture

Every Babson student remembers their FME experience vividly. The good, the bad, and the ugly. No matter what your overall opinion of the experience was, everyone learned what it was like working for a non-profit. Not many people have put in the hours that we had to in the classroom and outside, trying to start…

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Networking vs. Connecting

Networking is a necessity for business-students, and it is also part of the equation for success. But networking is not easy for everyone, and it can be pretty challenging for introverted individuals. My first year in college I would get so uncomfortable in networking events that I would always sneak out quietly 15 minutes after…

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