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From Intern to New Hire: How to Seal the Deal

So you’re about halfway through your internship, and you are loving it! You’re making contributions, hitting it off with your co-workers, and loving the culture. But as time moves forward, you are confronted with an important question … Will this become a full time offer? There is good news. There are very practical ways that…

What’s the Story?

By Contributing Bloggers and Babson College Speech Consultants: Rick Sherburne, Betsy Komjathy and Sharon Sinnott The Babson College Speech Center assists with communication coaching for the Babson community. Our consultants help to create effective, individual and team presentations, venture pitches, and assists with interpersonal interview prep. We have worked with thousands of students who have…

Preparing for Interviews & Closing the Deal – A Recruiter’s Perspective

Jane O’Neil is Vice President of Recruiting at Arnold Worldwide and a current member of Graduate CCD’s Employer Advisory Board. Jane is dedicated to the candidate experience and involved in the full cycle of recruiting. Her talent acquisition expertise encompasses nearly all agency functions, from marketing and strategy, to project management and integrated production. She…

Four Tips on Creating a Stellar Networking Strategy this Holiday Season

With over 43,000 alumni (half of whom are graduate alumni) in over 125 countries it would be impossible for a Babson student not to find the “right” people to network with. And as you head into the winter break there is no better time than now to work closely with Grad CCD on cultivating an…

Why is “story-telling” so important after all?

“Tell me a story”, my now 19-yr old would ask when I put him to bed as a young child. Oftentimes, it was late in the day and so my “imagination” reservoir was pretty dried up but I did my best to think of something fun and creative to capture his attention. Good Story-telling (&…

What’s YOUR career story?

Throughout the years, I have been listening to a lot of stories or pitches. I still remember the following ones: Carlos from Venezuela, who learned from his grandfather, an investment banker, how to beat the hyperinflation economy with sophisticated financial products, and wanted to bring this to other people. Or Sid, an engineer from India,…

What’s in an Interview? Advice on Nailing it from Babson’s Experts

Among Babson’s chest of treasures are five gems: the Interview Coaches at Grad CCD. These interview coaches are seasoned executives with, collectively, hundreds of years of experience in the health care, chemicals, electrical, supply chain, and financial services industries, to name a few. They are also available to meet with graduate students to help fine…

Four Reasons to be in Boston this Summer

“All classes and events beginning after 3:00pm or later will be closed / cancelled” reads the email from Public Safety. It’s the first snow-day of the season and as I turn the heater a few degrees warmer, I can’t help but think about my first summer in Boston. Don’t get me wrong, winter in Boston…

My INROADS Journey to Babson

My journey is one of many options and opportunities. Writing about my INROADS scholar experience is a walk down memory lane. INROADS opened doors to a world of opportunity for me, ultimately leading me to an MBA at Babson College. This journey started during my adolescence when my parents, who had immigrated to the U.S.…