End of summer – now what?

Summer break almost ended and so all the internships. Concluding on a positive note is very helpful, especially since the internship search for Summer 2015 has already begun (for areas such as finance and accounting). Keeping in touch with previous supervisors may put you at the top of the list in case you have done well…

Living Entrepreneurship


Pro Travel Tips

Travel Lesson: Make sure to photocopy both your passport and visas way ahead of when you are traveling. Never do it when you are in a rush. You might pick up only the copies that come out and forget to grab the passport. That’s a no-no. At 11:00pm, 4.5 hours prior to our bus departure…


Courtney Minden

Fall To-Do List

It’s move-in day at Babson College! Here’s a scary thought:I have been on a school schedule since kindergarten. Translation: Since I was 5 years old, mid-August has revolved around Back to School. While that has meant different things over the years (mostly in my school supply and lunchbox choices), what has stayed the same is…

Living Entrepreneurship

Five Mistakes Startups Make

Never a dull moment in the Blank Center! We have been gearing up for new and returning students looking to advance their entrepreneurial ventures through the Butler Venture Accelerator. The sixth year of the Summer Venture Program finished August 1, where we had 16 Babson businesses participating in SVP, a 10-week intensive experience designed to…


Petia Whitmore

A Part-Time Path to Full-Time Success

If you are considering getting an MBA while remaining in the work force full-time, then, undoubtedly, one question you face is what part-time program is right for you. And if your work schedule makes it challenging to commit to attending classes on campus on a weekly basis, then you need a program that provides appropriate…


Brian Hickey

Tips for the Class of 2018

Babson is buzzing again as students return to campus. With athletes already back on campus training, incoming first years starting their Babson experience at the end of this week, and upperclassmen returning in a week, campus will soon be back in full swing. As the Class of 2018 embarks on their Babson journey, I caught…

News & Announcements

Patricia Berens

Emerald and Business Monitor International Updated Their Platforms!

This has been the summer of product upgrades, whether Blackboard, Power Search, Library research guides, or individual databases. We’ve reported about ValueLine already; now Business Monitor International as well as Emerald have followed suit.   Check out these resources and let us know whether you’d like a demo or training session.  Find all these resources on…

Creating Social Value

Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Mei Li

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. When Mei Li and I met at a food truck panel in April, her reputation preceded her. Mei Mei is on the tip of most tongues when Bostonians talk about local food trucks. Here she shares just some of her infectious energy, insight, wisdom, and vision. Q. What was…

Living Entrepreneurship

Yerim Kim

Takeaways from SVP alum Sara Gragnolati M’10

Summer Venture Program alum Sara Gragnolati M’10, founder and CEO of Cocomama Foods, spoke with the 2014 cohort and shared her takeaways from founding venture. Gragnolati has 10+ years of experience in the natural products industry. Cocomama Foods uses ancient grains to create gluten free, nutritious, delicious, on-the-go foods. Gragnolati won the 2010 Douglass Competition,…


David Hines

Managing Multilingual Communication

Staff members of the International Development Design Summit (IDDS) overcame language barriers by translating all presentations and activities into Kiswahili and English. Most participants spoke English although some East Africans only spoke Kiswahili and other Latin Americans only spoke Spanish. From observing the exchange between speakers, translators, and participants, I identified a few communication strategies which helped to make…