Graduate Blog / Author: Stephanie Bannister

Stephanie Bannister

Experiential Learning: My Favorite Class at Babson

During my time in Babson’s MBA program, I’ve spoken to several different potential students about my experience here, my advice for their interviews, and what they can expect once they step through those doors. One thing that always comes up, and that I too was curious about before I started, is the experiential learning opportunities…

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Babson Abroad: The Value of International Travel

Traveling abroad was an important factor when I was choosing an MBA program. If the school didn’t offer some sort of international experience, it was taken off of my list. You hear it all the time: Companies want globally-minded candidates. We’re in an international economy; our businesses can no longer effectively operate in a local…

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Asking for What You Want: Lessons from the NAWMBA Conference

This year’s National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) annual conference was held in Stamford, CT. The official theme was Connecting with Confidence, but the message I took away was much more profound than some well-worn networking tips and tricks. Jodi Glickman– author, entrepreneur, and professional coach- spoke at one of the sessions during the first…

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Babson Breaking Barriers: How Two Students Started a Tradition

Long before the poll results were announced, before our students began to rally behind one another to recover from an election gone wrong, two of our very own were planning an event that would disrupt “business as usual” here on campus – in the best way possible. Flora Ekpe-Idang and Mark Gagliardi, both full-time students…

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What’s so different about Babson?

At the end of my first year in the full time MBA program, I had a prospective student ask me this question.  She had received competitive offers from other well-known schools in the Boston area. And she wanted MY take on why Babson was the best choice. I paused for a moment and thought about…