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Not an Ordinary Desk Job

I have been with the CAP program since the first week of beginning college. I was already aware that I didn’t want any ordinary desk job, designated to file papers and redirect phone calls. I wanted something more lively and deserving of my valuable time. I was also awarded work study in my financial package,…

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Mentorship through CAP

I began working for the Community Action Program (CAP) at the Barton Road after school program during the Fall 2016 semester.  This was my first semester as a Babson student and I did not expect that this program would have such a significance in my adaptation to being at college. Working for CAP has introduced…

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Building a Home

Today was day 4 on the job and once again it flew by. Every day following the first day we were placed in the Habitat community where we helped build homes. For the majority of the week we spent our time working on 4 different homes, each one of them at different steps of the…

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Lifelong Friendships

This was my first away service trip and I am beyond glad that I had the chance to partake in the Vero Beach trip. Although the week was tiring and draining due to early mornings and exhausting work at the construction site, I would never trade this last week of my winter break for anything…

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Zero Regrets

At the start of the trip, I came in with many questions as I was uncertain about what to expect. Although I had participated in build projects before, this was the first time I had committed to a week-long build trip. Regardless, I came in with an open mind and eager to contribute as much…

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Putting Life in Perspective

Throughout the journey of our life, we often find ourselves thinking back to what moments made us the person we are today. We think about all the hard work that has gone into creating, developing, and managing the person you are. Today, I think about how this trip will be in my thoughts when I…

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The Work We Want To Do

For the second year in a row, I took my last week of winter break in Vero Beach—working on homes for Habitat for Humanity with my fellow students. And while the average person might see this as a sacrifice, I disagree. Although my pockets were a little lighter and my joints ached a little more…

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Home Away From Home

There is no doubt that the trip has been a way for us to give back to our larger community, to bond with each other, and to use the last bit of our winter break to do more than binge watch the last of our Netflix shows. It’s also a really fun time exploring a…

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