If you are wondering what it means to part of the Babson community, here is a quick account of a well-loved and much-anticipated seasonal event, the Graduate School bake-off held during Graduate Student Rejuvenation Week. 

Two events explained.  First, Grad Rejuvenation Week–it happens every finals week.  Graduate School Offices sponsor or host events–some silly, some tasty, all fun–for the graduate students, so they can refresh and take a break from studying and stressing.  In the winter, my office sponsored hot cocoa and cookies.  Chair massages go on in the lobby.  Pizza happens, almost spontaneously, at midnight. This week also featured an ice cream social, a trip to the Boston Beer Company, and Zumba, among other offerings.

The Grad School bake-off.  Staff and faculty bake their best to win bragging rights.  Students vote.  Below is a sample of the offerings (photo credits Becky Prior, Grad Admissions staffer.)  Lemon tarts by Professor Bob Turner–wouldn’t you want an accounting prof who also bakes?  He’s been a prior winner.  Liz Saumsiegle, the smiling administrator and assistant director Glavin Center for Multicultural and International Education, is our bake-off Betty Crocker and organizer. Thanks Liz!!  And our winner this year was the Graduate School’s own Chuck Collins, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, for his Peanut Butter Toffee Gooey Butter Cake.  

During the MBA interview process, we ask how would you contribute to the Babson commuinity during your time as a student.  But realize that we, the staff and faculty, also take our community responsibility seriously.  And joyfully.

Good luck.  Think Big.

Best, Barbara

My Cinnamon Chocolate Cake
My Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

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The Winner – Yeah, Chuck Collins!