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Kit

Decisions, decisions, decisions…

Happy Friday everyone! I trust you are all well and enjoying the countless tasty memes of Zuckerberg making the rounds on the internetz over the past few days. It was quite interesting seeing the interaction between the youthful optimism of Silicon Valley and the tempered wariness of Capitol Hill. I now endeavour to answer any…

Peer Career Ambassadors

Why “Bad” Internships Aren’t All That Bad

This blog post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Ji Hwan Kim ’18 Imagine working hard all school year to get that dream internship. You’ve gotten good grades to boost your GPA, gone to numerous CCD events, reviewed your resume a thousand times, and had your friend help with mock interviews. Now that you’ve arrived…

Peer Career Ambassadors

5 Tips for your LinkedIn Profile!

This blog post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Rumeer Keshwani ’20 Hello Babson students! I am writing this quick LinkedIn guideline so that YOU can make sure that you are representing yourself professionally online. Everyone understands that social media is important. Well, employers fall into that category too. They turn to social media websites…

Career Wisdom from Tim Ryan ’88

On April 6, Tim Ryan ’88, PwC US Chairman and Senior Partner, returned to Babson to have a discussion with Professor Jay Rao on how disruption, innovation, and diversity are affecting companies all over the world. Tim opened with a statement that took most of the audience by surprise: he was jealous of us, for our…

Peer Career Ambassadors

Impact Investing- What Is It and How to Get Involved

Post by Jess Thevenoz ’17 When most people think of impact investing, they think that impacting good would mean taking a loss for every investment. As someone who concentrated in finance while at Babson, clearly we know that this does not make sense financially and is not a concept that will scale. As the industry grows,firms…

Kit

Why I don’t like free food

Greetings my dear reader, and welcome back from Spring break. I trust you spent some quality time making poor decisions. I spent a few days in LA eating so much food I got pregnant with a food baby; people actually gave up their seats for me when I used public transport. A full tummy and…

7 Reasons to Choose Babson

Location Babson’s gives students the best of both worlds. It’s located within a suburban neighborhood but only about 20 minutes outside of Boston (less than 10 miles!) There’s the benefit of the small town community feel on a day to day basis, but the benefits and resources of Boston are so accessible. I love to…

Undergraduate Professional Accelerator Fund

Rotman International Trading Competition

Post by Elena Yang ’20 Representing Babson at the Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) in Toronto was one of the most memorable weekends of my life. To give some background, RITC is the world’s largest 3-day simulated market challenge in which we trade cases such as BP Commodities, MATLAB Volatility, and Schonfeld Algorithmic trading against…

Kit

Make it till you fake it

Happy Spring break! Welcome back to another blog post documenting my adventures in San Francisco – I am writing this while waiting for my flight to LA. I know, I am such a jet-packing, jet-setting, globe-trotting, wanderlusting, photosynthesizing socialist capitalist. Today’s topic is one that many will be familiar with – faking it till you…

Peer Career Ambassadors

Black Affinity Conference – Owning it: 360°

This blog post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Alexis Cohen ’19 Two weekends ago, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, current students, faculty and alum from around the country gathered for the Black Affinity Conference on Babson’s Wellesley and Boston campuses. With the theme of “Owning It: 360°”, the conference was filled with many…