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My Journey Begins…Junior Achievement, here I come! — A recap of my summer so far


I am excited to be sharing my summer experience!

I didn’t take the traditional route of vacationing, interning at one of my favorite firms, or just taking it easy after my first year at Babson ended. I instead, bravely, embarked on a 7-week intense version of Managing in a Competitive Environment. It was quite the ride – but I am done! Woohoo! I am 9-credits ahead of the curve.

However, unbeknownst to me at the time of registration, I actually enjoyed the first half of my summer at Babson. I was able to connect with some faculty and staff, such as Professor Rourke, Neck, Halsey, Mukherjee, and Stoddard (my Posse mentor) and Vicky Keller, Melissa Grove, Caitlin Capozzi, Grant Gosselin, and Monica Cohen. I was able to have a great conversation with President Schlesinger before his departure, and I assisted Dr. Sadie Burton-Goss in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Dr. Susan Duffy in the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership – two powerhouses! I also got a chance to take advantage of the gym – I needed that! The campus is so gorgeous, serene, and easy going during the summer. Summer@Babson wasn’t half bad, to say the least.

I even had a chance to connect with one of my Gates Millennium Scholar brothers in Boston, David Boone who’s a rising sophomore at Harvard, and is doing an awesome internship at Microsoft, working on a new app for Windows 8. I spotted this picture when we were out to lunch.

Excited to be back in New York City, though! Even with taking summer courses, I was still able to land a summer experience, this summer.

Today, I started my summer internship with Junior Achievement of New York (JA NY). JA NY is all about empowering young people to own their economic success. Their programs are driven by volunteers from large firms like Ernst & Young, PwC, American Express, and Deloitte, to name a few. They put their focus on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work-readiness – very Babson-es, eh?

I will be on the Finance and Administration team at JA NY, assisting with their day-to-day Accounting and Operations. I’m fully charged and ready to go!

Thanks to the awesome Center for Career Development at Babson, I’m able to embark on this summer experience and still have a scholarship to cover meals, transportation, etc.

Thanks for reading this introduction and stay tuned for my next post at the end of this week – recapping my first few days at JA NY!

A big thanks to Hannah Moriggi – she’s my blogging coach this summer. I’m new to this arena! I hear she’s great at this stuff.