100+ partner companies & employers
The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
Babson develops entrepreneurial leaders who turn problems into opportunities to take meaningful action. Babson undergraduate student recruiting brings a take-action approach to your company. The Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career Development can support your college student recruiting with connections to entry-level students who can navigate uncertainty and add economic and social value.
100+ partner companies & employers
#1 in entrepreneurship education for 25+ times
(U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
of undergraduate students have at least 1 internship
Babson interns are exceptional and bring a fresh mindset. They advanced several initiatives, resulting in significant commercial success. I was impressed with the speed and approach with which they acquired working knowledge of technical and commercial subjects, in addition to their diversity, experience, and resourcefulness.
Build out your talent pipeline quickly and develop relationships with current students and alumni via a range of signature Babson CCD events. Your college student recruiting plan can include any number of these events.
Reach hundreds of highly qualified students for round-one interviews while raising awareness of your organization. Fairs are done virtually and in person, depending on health conditions.
Get connected with students who have specific expertise or interest in your industry. You can have meaningful conversations with a high number of students—on average our spotlight events generate almost 200 chats per event. Industry Spotlights are run on a speed-dating style model, allowing you to maximize your exposure and options.
Get involved in career preparedness workshops to build meaningful relationships with Babson students. Past workshop topics have included:
We offer customizable opportunities for your company to get exposure and build student relationships to fulfill hiring and recruitment needs. We can get you connected via one or a combination of interactive opportunities for undergraduate student recruiting:
Invite a selected group of students to your company site for a tour and presentation. Babson undergraduate courses are a great way to filter students by interests and skill sets. We help you make a plan to optimize your outcomes.
Attend a facilitated panel as an industry expert at events sponsored by student-led organizations to develop lasting relationships.
Select an advanced undergraduate course that compliments the skill sets your organization needs. CCD will liaise with faculty to help you:
We are always impressed with how quickly students understand our business and then begin applying the tools they are learning in the classroom.
Both the Babson Centers for Career Development and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all information stored within Handshake and will not sell, transmit, or disclose in any capacity this information to any other organization.
Babson College subscribes to the “Reasonable” Offer Deadlines Guidelines set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Essentially, we believe that students given a reasonable amount of time to assess an offer of employment make better and more informed decisions. While for many students the choice will be a clear one, others will benefit from the ability to participate in fall recruiting events to understand all of their options. While deadlines are often necessary, we hope they are used as a guide—exploding offers are certainly not supportive of students’ decision making. Open communication between student and employer, and the career center when appropriate, will ensure a smooth process.
The Babson Centers for Career Development strongly encourage for-profit employers to compensate interns. For-profit companies interested in providing unpaid opportunities must ensure that their internship program meets the criteria set forth in the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division’s Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act (pdf) in order to legitimately and ethically offer an unpaid position.
We also encourage employers to review and be in compliance with the NACE position statement on U.S. internships and compensation.
Please note: If the student obtains academic credit in conjunction with an internship, this does not exempt that internship from meeting the U.S. Department of Labor’s criteria for unpaid internships.
Internship postings that do not comply with these guidelines may be removed at the College’s discretion.
The Career Exploration Lab (MOB 2122) is a course offered by the Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career Development for undergraduate students who want to add value to their internship experience or need to receive credit during an internship. The coursework is completed exclusively online, so students are able to register for the course regardless of the location of their internship. International students who have an internship in the United States must register for this course in order to obtain Curricular Practical Training (CPT) as part of their work authorization.
The Career Exploration Lab is offered every semester, including the summer. The only requirement is that students are able to complete 100 hours of work at their internship before the end of the semester. Students should register as early in the semester as possible; however, registrations will be accepted as long as the student is able to complete the 100 required hours before the last day of the semester.