Arthur M. Blank School
The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
The Undergraduate Center for Career Development (CCD) at Babson is here to support the undergraduate job search for all of our students. Our undergraduate curriculum, steeped in the idea of entrepreneurial leadership, gives you a running start on your career journey, and CCD’s tools and resources accelerate this even further to prepare you professionally from day one.
The Babson community is a group of like-minded individuals focused on improving themselves and those around them. The networking opportunities are boundless, and the willingness of more senior members of the community to help those just starting is inspiring.
The Babson curriculum isn’t just business as usual. We want you to feel prepared to tackle whatever problems may arise in your career.
In their first year, our students learn from the experience of working as a team to get a startup off the ground and later use that knowledge and perspective to offer solutions to real companies. They graduate with competencies in teamwork, critical thinking, and global fluencies—all top skills sought by employers.
We offer courses at all levels that will introduce you to real-life problems and help you gain the skills and mindset necessary to solve them. Our academic experience is designed so you gain foundational knowledge and countless hours of practice through experiential learning and mentorship from alumni and faculty.
In this first-year course, you work with your peers and faculty supervisors to identify, create, and launch a real business over two semesters. It’s a rite of passage for our students.
Engage in semester-long consulting projects, for companies ranging from Puma to the Boston Red Sox, that will enable you to address a business challenge or initiative.
Apply your financial modeling skills by taking on the responsibility of managing a portion of the Babson College endowment with your fellow classmates.
In this class, you learn and evaluate federal monetary policy, then present monetary policy recommendations to economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
I highly recommend the Babson College Fund … a (yearlong) hands-on equity research class where students manage over $5 million. I was able to use skills such as model building, pitching, and financial analysis for my current role where I help with investing decisions for client accounts.
CCD supports the passions and interests you discover in the classroom and provides industry-specific resources for career development and networking that position you for success throughout your Babson experience and beyond. That includes providing events for you to connect with employers, help finding an internship or job shadowing opportunities, and advising and preparation tools.
Outside of the classroom, there also are endless opportunities to get involved on campus and in the world of business and entrepreneurship. Our Centers and Institutes will connect you with like-minded individuals on and off campus to help you pursue your passions. From global healthcare pursuits to retail to social impact to the renowned Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship and Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), we provide ample opportunities for you to put your skills to the actual test.
Here’s just a few ways our students build their skills, grow their confidence, and impress alumni, faculty, and other students along the way.
Start brushing off that sales pitch you’ve been perfecting since childhood! At our annual Rocket Pitch event, students pitch (hence the name) their entrepreneurial venture to a large audience of students, faculty, entrepreneurs, investors, and startup supporters, and get direct feedback.
Read about the 2021 event, which had over 40 teams participating, in Babson Thought & Action.
The B.E.T.A. Challenge, organized by the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, is a competition for student ventures that evaluates their progress and potential for solving pressing problems, creating economic and societal value, and growing as a business.
Read about 2021 undergraduate winner Aria Mustary ’21 and her venture Mai Soli Foundation in Babson Thought & Action
Becoming a student leader is a great first step toward becoming the entrepreneurial leader you’re born to be. Get involved in over 100 student-initiated and student-led clubs, including multicultural, athletics, arts, business, and social organizations.
Meet Demarre Johnson ’24, a student leader and activist on campus.
We have alumni in over 100 countries and develop our career tools for the global job market. We also work with the Glavin Office of International Education to provide seamless support to our international students. That includes access to the international employer directory GoinGlobal™, global alumni events and speakers, student groups, and student consulting projects that connect you to your peers and local businesses.
Your possibilities at Babson are endless. But, starting your career can be nerve-racking, and sometimes the choice isn’t obvious. Whether you knew what you wanted to do since orientation or have seen your ambitions evolve, our staff will help you find the right path.
Jaime Doherty is responsible for CCD’s operations and marketing strategy, corporate relations management, and strategic development of partnerships with employers interested in Babson talent through recruiting programs, jobs, internships, and experiential opportunities.
Larinda Cole is a career adviser for students interested in retail, marketing, consumer products, and technology. She has deep corporate experience and has held numerous leadership and teaching positions within higher education.
Tyler Dyment is responsible for general career advising and collaborates with the entire CCD team in supporting the integrated and holistic approach of the office. He has several years of experience in higher education and marketing.
Lee Goldstein is responsible for student career advising and education. She also advises students interested in consulting, collaborates with the entire CCD team on its integrated and holistic approach, and takes a leadership role in supporting and assessing counseling and resource offerings.
Linda Grant manages the front desk and welcomes guests to the Career Center. She assists students in navigating the Handshake site, manages the staff calendar, and handles all inquiries to the office.
Caroline Hayes advises students interested in financial services careers. She leads the support and assessment of employer partnerships, and provides key thought leadership in employer engagement best practices and experiential education.
Hao He provides career guidance to international students and domestic students interested in working abroad. She is responsible for developing international employer relationships to expand Babson’s global footprint.
Brenda Kostyk advises students interested in accounting and entrepreneurial careers. She has 20+ years of experience in corporate and higher education and understands the multidimensional issues of student development and career success.
Arline MacCormack manages student and employer participation in experiential opportunities, including MCFE, Career Exploration Lab, and intern and extern programs. She also helps plan and deliver undergraduate field-based curricula.
Kassio Santos oversees operations of the recruiting program and is the main point of contact between employers and students. He is responsible for approving new employers for our Handshake platform and coordinates recruiting events.