Tag: sports

The Importance of a simple introduction

When interning at a strength and conditioning facility most athletes have been training at the gym for many years and have developed strong relationships with the current staff. In addition, they have likely been there for many summers of changing interns and part-time staff. When this is the case their tendency is to rely on…

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2019 SVP Startup Profile: TopForm

TopForm is one of thirteen Babson startups presenting at Thursday, July 25th’s Summer Venture Showcase at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. Register to attend our showcase at bit.ly/2019svp! There are few feelings in sports more satisfying than the smooth swish of a basketball falling through the hoop, making a shot with nothing but net.…

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Squash Arrogance, Be Humble

Working at the squash startup this summer, I had the incredible opportunity to witness some of the best squash professionals on a daily basis. Between professional coaches and players, one thing they all had in common was their humility. Never boastful, they cared more about improving than winning. Their skills spoke for themselves, so talking…

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Empathy on the Squash Court

With how much our current culture stresses the importance of empathy in the workplace, one would think we live in a more understanding working world. While strives have been made, there is still room to grow, with 68% of CEOs claiming the state of empathy in U.S. organizations needs to change. Working at the squash…

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Internship Reflection

As I enter the last week of my internship, I am sending thank-you emails, meeting with supervisors, and taking in the last few days at the ballclub. As I look back on my summer internship, I am very pleased with the way it turned out. When I originally decided that this was what I was…

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Professional Network

Although I have thoroughly enjoyed my summer internship thus far, I am still not completely convinced that sports is the industry that I want to work in. It is a challenging industry to succeed in and there is a lot of competition within. While talking with Mr. Buck (from my last blog post), did help me…

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Creating Opportunity

Since my last blog post, I had the incredible opportunity to meet with the Executive Vice President of the Philadelphia Phillies. His father was once a part owner of the Phillies and he grew up with the organization. I was able to get in contact with him through my hitting coach, and it emphasized the…

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Taking an Unconventional Summer Internship

“The best things I’ve done in life are things that nobody else does,” one of my close friends said to me as I was deciding what internship opportunities to pursue this summer. Between choosing a more corporate sales position, versus something more unconventional, I was conflicted. However, the unconventional opportunity existed in the realm of…

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