Alumni Spotlight: Women's Basketball's Erin Young

Alumni Spotlight: Women's Basketball's Erin Young

Erin Young

Class Year

Sport(s) played at Babson
Women's Basketball

Westwood, MA

Current Town/ City
Seaport District - Boston, MA

Occupation/ Job Title
Dell Technologies, Enterprise Account Executive

Why did you decide to attend Babson?
I was recruited to Babson for basketball and I remember pulling out of campus leaving my recruitment visit knowing that Babson was the right place for me to attend my four years of college. I instantly connected with the women's basketball team and really liked/respected Judy Blinstrub, Dave Canan, and the tradition they built. Basketball aside, Babson would provide me with a world-class business education that I knew would be applicable as soon as I graduated. Lastly, I grew up about 15 minutes from Babson, so being close to home meant my parents and Nana could come to watch my basketball games without having to travel too far :)

Tell us about your job. What do you like most about your current role?
I am an Enterprise Account Executive for Dell Technologies covering three major healthcare providers. I sell data center infrastructure to help these businesses/hospitals manage and protect critical data and provide the best patient care. I love building relationships with my customers, the fast-paced nature of sales, having a goal to meet, and seeing Dell Technologies positively impact the businesses I work with.

How did your experience at Babson help prepare you for what you are doing today?
Babson gave me the best education I could have asked for; it prepared me to understand a business well enough to sell into it and to have strategic and intelligent conversations with business leaders at the organizations I work with. In addition to the education, playing for the women's basketball team taught me key principles that translate directly to selling - competition, goal setting, hard work, grit, failure, persistence, and teamwork.

What advice/insight do you have for Babson alumni and current student-athletes interested in your career field?
Network! There are so many different sales opportunities out there today, do yourself a favor by meeting with people in different industries to pick their brain. If you don't have much sales experience, look for a company that will provide a solid training program to help you develop your sales skills and technical acumen.

Looking back on your time as a Babson student-athlete, what is one of your favorite memories?
I have so many favorite memories, but winning the NEWMAC championship my senior year was special because we were the underdogs going in and no one expected us to come out on top. That season had a lot of highs and lows, but to end my senior year winning the league championship was the best feeling.

Have you attended Back-to-Babson? If so, tell us about your experience returning to campus.
It has been a while since I have been "Back-to-Babson" ... I am hoping we have our 5-year reunion soon!!