Undergraduate Blog / Defining Your Babson

A Search For The Right Fit

Within the first few weeks of being at Babson, internships always have their way of entering most conversations about future plans. This being my first legitimate internship, I had a lot of different ideas as to what I wanted out of it. Obviously, I wanted to get the most out of my internship as far as experience and knowledge goes. However, I couldn’t decide what industry I wanted to work in.

Ever since I entered high school I have enjoyed giving back to the community that gave so much to myself as a child. I figured that it was only right that I pay it back. I spent a lot of my time pairing this love of volunteering with my passion for basketball. I have and continue to participate in numerous summer camps and events for children that are interested in basketball. Basketball, as well as any hobby or sport, provides an easy connection between two people who enjoy it. With this in mind, I wanted my internship to affect more than just myself or my company. I wanted to know that my work was benefiting others. This realization eventually led me to find the United Nations Children’s Fund or UNICEF.

UNICEF is a global leader in protecting women and children’s rights to basic needs and opportunities. After conversations with the CEO/President as well as the CFO, I knew that this was a place I could see myself not only working at, but also feeling fulfilled at. I was lucky enough to receive an internship offer for Finance and Operations, the two fields I am deciding on concentrating in. I look forward to gaining more insight into these two fields while simultaneously benefiting those less fortunate.