What St. Louis Teaches Me: A Young Woman’s Perspective

Post by Yulkendy Valdez St. Louis became my new home at the age of ten. It also became my influence: a teacher of sorts. I passed neighborhoods where racial discord was apparent. I also passed neighborhoods where one could see a clear divide between white and black neighborhoods. This picture of St. Louis only becomes…

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BRIC

Goodbye Beijing

Post by Cezary Bialon ’16 and Paulina Bosque ’16 During the first week in Beijing, China the group had some amazing experiences. The highlight of which is safe to say was climbing the Great Wall of China. Everyone was amazed by the structure’s history as well as by the views from the top. Walking on…

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BRIC

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…

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Emily Besen

Adapt to a New Culture – but don’t go too far

Some good advice for all, particularly our incoming students! Article by Andy Molinsky from http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/adapt-to-a-new-culture-but-dont-go-too-far/ One of the most popular pieces of advice that people receive when operating across cultures is, “When in Rome, Act Like the Romans.” This advice essentially means that in order to be successful in a situation different from your own, you…

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Emily Besen

Graduate Affinity Conference Scholarship now available!

Starting today all Babson Graduate students may apply to the Graduate Affinity Conference Scholarship for funding towards participation in an upcoming Affinity Conference! The Graduate Affinity Scholarship was established to empower graduate students to seek opportunities for learning and develop a network beyond Babson. Our hope is that students will be able to attend conferences,…

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Emily Besen

Entrepreneur-Friendly Immigration Reform

Post by Doug Hardy, from http://entrepreneurshipofallkinds.org Steve Case must be an optimist. The co-founder of America Online and current CEO of blue-chip venture firm Revolution LLC thinks a bipartisan majority in Congress will pass immigration reform this year … or at least the targeted reform of Startup Act 3.0 (pdf), a bill designed to keep the best…

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Emily Besen

I Am Not This Skin

Post by Michelene Wilkerson When I first got to college, I thought I made it. I thought I had moved past some of my biggest hurdles as a young Black woman: I wouldn’t have to hear too many stereotypes since I won two of largest merit-based leadership scholarships in the country. I along with millions of Black…

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Emily Besen

Sheryl Sandberg’s Top 10 Tips for Women College Graduates

Re-posted from Jenn Tenczar of Undergraduate Career Development on April 30, 2014 “Let’s Dream Big.  It doesn’t cost anything.”  This was Sheryl Sandberg’s, Facebook’s COO and the author ofLean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead and Lean In for Graduates, opening message to participants sitting in on PricewaterhouseCooper’s first Women’s Leadership Series webcast that was presented…

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Amir Reza

Redefining Prejudice: Why are Clive Bundy and Donald Sterling choosing to be subjective, mindless, and powerless?

Elizabeth R. Thornton, Professor of Management Practice, Babson Executive Center and Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship reflects on two recent incidents that have reignited the conversation about racism. Visit Huffington Post for the full article. She writes: Here we are again — two more incidents to reignite the conversation about racism. In his inflammatory statements, Cliven…

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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Joanne Louis

With the 2013-2014 academic year just about over, I wanted to be sure to highlight a few more WINners: women who were part of the first cohort of the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab, a year-long residency program for students at Babson College that accelerates their entrepreneurial path from ideation to launch. A senior and…

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