Undergraduate Blog

Emma Chanleap Bradley

Continuing an internship beyond summer

I completed my first internship this summer. I was grateful to have received and accepted an internship offer. I was absolutely elated when my boss offered me a part-time position with the company during the academic year. While my work-ethic has proven to be a valuable asset to the company, there were other key factors…

Emma Chanleap Bradley

The business side of fashion

I have always dreamed of working in the business side of fashion. This summer I had the privilege of interning at a lingerie company in digital marketing and brand management. With industry giants such as Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein perpetuating an unrealistic image of ideal body type, many consumers have been left feeling excluded…

Analia Colffer Jaquet

Increase Self-confidence at Work

I am a 20-year old rising sophomore at Babson College, and by far the youngest person at work. People tend to ask me how I got an internship at a well-known enterprise such as Koga, given my early age. People’s overreaction to my age made me feel that I was not qualified for the job…

Taras Polakoff

Becoming a Jack-of-all-Trades

One unique feature of my internship this summer is that I have been involved in many different areas of the business. The company is a small startup that needed work in each department. I knew that my Babson education would be a huge help here as in my first two years I have taken courses…

Husnain Shaukat

Internship Preparation

Before my internship began I did not have a lot of knowledge about blockchain and understanding it was much harder for me given a non-technological background. But to make the most out of my internship I did some preparations. I did a lot of research about the blockchain industry and familiarized myself with a lot…

Husnain Shaukat

3 valuable tips

Now that my internship is almost over I will share 3 valuable tips for future interns. 1. Learn new skills: Get out of your comfort zone and try to learn new skills don’t be afraid to accept tasks that you don’t know how to do, this will be the best opportunity for you to learn…

Husnain Shaukat

Think Global!!

To get the most out of your internship you need to set goals and challenge yourself. For my internship, I challenged myself by not doing the traditional intern work. Instead, I awakened my entrepreneurial spirit and picked up a new project and thought of ways how I can connect Icon to my home country Pakistan.…

Husnain Shaukat

West coast work culture.

I had my first culture shock when I came to Boston from Pakistan and it took me some time to settle in. So I thought that was it, and now I totally understand the American culture. Then, I came to San Francisco really excited to start my internship. A day before my internship began, I…

Good and bad customers

I am talking to customers from all over China of different ages and backgrounds every day. It was not always a pleasant experience. I have met customers that are very easy to communicate. They understand your role and trust you. One customer said I am her first friend in the US. She told me that…

What I learned from the internship

After 4 weeks of training, I found that my progress was quite fast. Even the sales positions I had never touched before, I also had a deeper understanding of the sales line. I still communicated with customers through the phone this week. A lot of progress, coupled with the encouragement of managers and colleagues, I…