Petia Whitmore

Round 1 deadline – come play at Babson!

No, this is not an error. I know I am addressing mostly prospective MBA and Masters candidates on this blog but I really am talking about play – and the practice of play, no less. What I am referring to is an important component of how we help shape entrepreneurial leaders through our programs. One…

Living Entrepreneurship

Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part II: Richard Mandel

We are featuring profiles of our Butler Venture Accelerator advisers. Check back for updates! Do you guys often see a man with a white beard holding a rose in a vase? Well, that’s Professor Richard Mandel. Professor Mandel was a mailman. He played three different instruments. He studied law. He was the Professor for Professor…


James Dewey-Rosenfeld

5 Tips Before You Hit Submit – Part 2

James’ Tip (Question) of the Day: Do you need to have all pieces of your application in by November 1st? As Hannah wrote yesterday in her post, we are going through five final tips a we head toward the Early Decision and Early Action Application Deadline. I’m cheating a little bit in posting a question, but it…


Hannah Moriggi

5 Tips Before You Hit Submit

T-minus 5 days and counting until November 1st – Babson’s Early Decision/Early Action Deadline. As a tribute to the countdown, my colleagues and I will be offering a “Tip of the Day” to help ease your stress and provide some guidance in the final days ahead before you hit SUBMIT! Hannah’s Tip of the Day:…

News & Announcements

Patricia Berens

American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955 now on EBSCOhost

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 provides online access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities.  The EBSCOhost database contains nearly 100,000 citations. Look for the EBSCOhost link on the library website, database list:    

Living Entrepreneurship

Idea Generation and Innovation

What do you think of when someone says “innovation”? Many people think of product innovation, such as Apple, or process innovation, such as Dell. On October 15, the Butler Venture Accelerator held a lunch and learn session on idea generation and innovation. Innovation is not the same as idea generation, it is a much longer…

Living Entrepreneurship


Embracing Ambiguity: Rolling Through Moscow

As we prepared to leave our hotel in Moscow to get on the bus at 10:00 AM, we were blind-sighted by the abrupt news that there would be no bus from the hotel to our next destination. We assumed that there would be a bus to pick us up with all of our luggage from…


Courtney Minden

The Dean Talks Essays

Happy Friday! What’s everyone doing this weekend?  Binge watching Homeland? Catching up on sleep? Working on some early applications? I just looked at my calendar and realized that for all of you early applicants out there, this is the last full weekend to work on your applications before next Saturday’s November 1 deadline. (I’m sure…

Living Entrepreneurship

Yerim Kim

Past Rocket Pitch Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part II)

Andres Valencia M’15, a founder of GoBag, shared his experience in participating at Rocket Pitch. GoBag is a producer of flexible water bottle that can be folded. GoBag provides you a cool way to wear your water. Valencia participated in 2013 Summer Venture Program and 2013 Rocket Pitch. Valencia came up with this idea around…


Peer Career Ambassadors

Internship Advice from the Class of 2015

This post was written by Jaclyn Gaines ’16, CCD Peer Career Ambassador. One of the most important things I have learned so far at Babson is the importance of networking, and networking includes having meaningful conversations with your peers. Last week, I had the privilege of sitting down with a few of the current seniors…