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Babson’s Disney Imagin-A-Thon

After giving our presentation and listening to five others, my team was excited and anxious to learn who the winner was going to be. Two Babson professors – Professor Caroline Daniels and Professor Ruben Mancha, a representative from Disney – Nigel Simpson, and a representative from littleBits – Michael Kennedy, moved to a corner of…

Nishant Udeshi

Brands are Watching: Lessons from Marketing Analytics

For the first class of my spring elective, Marketing Analytics with Dr. Abdul Ali, we had to read an article by Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit. In the article, he reveals how Target can predict your buying habits. As I dug deeper into the method Target uses and progressed through the course,…

Nishant Udeshi

Babson Team Wins IXL Innovation Olympics

Twice a year, the IXL Center hosts an Innovation Olympics, an 8-week challenge where teams from different colleges act as consultants to produce the best business solutions for a company. In September, I was on a team with five fellow Babson graduate students competing in this year’s challenge. They told us we were accepted because of…

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Student Profile: Gustavo Meza, MBA ’18

Gustavo Meza pushed his poker chips forward and went all in…for a MBA at Babson College. Gustavo left a successful life and career at CCU Chile (Heineken and Pepsico Bottler) which he built over the span of ten years to land his last position in Revenue Management at the corporate office where he reported to…

Nishant Udeshi

Life Lessons from Entrepreneurship and Opportunity

One of the subjects we studied in our first module as part of the two-year MBA coursework was Entrepreneurship and Opportunity a.k.a E&O in Olin taught by Matt Allen and Heidi Neck. The course is designed to prepare us to answer the question – What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? Over the eight weeks…

Nishant Udeshi

A Peek into the Future from a Trek to the EY Innovation Center

I was lucky to be one of the attendees who got the chance to visit the EY Innovation Center in New York, a company trek organized by Babson’s Graduate Center for Career Development (CCD). We made our way into a typical building in New York and, as we waited in line to get into an elevator that…

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Babson Faculty and Students Attend Japan Innovation Night at CIC

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)  hosted the first ever Japan Innovation Night at its Venture Cafe. Read about two Babson perspectives, Associate Admissions Director Johanna Beers and current two year MBA student, Naohiro Shimaguchi: Johanna Beers: I attended the first ever Japan Innovation Night at the Venture Cafe in the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) for two reasons:…

Kathy Smith

Diversity Preview Day: The Babson Experience

  Prospective graduate students spent an exciting day with members of the Babson community at our recent Diversity Preview Day, discovering what the Babson experience could mean for them! In their welcome remarks, President Kerry Healey and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sadie Burton-Goss highlighted the College’s approach to learning that strives to ensure a…