This is such an exciting time to be on campus, and reinforces why I love my job. Full time MBA orientation started earlier this week, and first year undergraduates arrive today. Consistently, I’ve been meeting students who tell me about their passions, interests, and desire to make lasting positive change.

At Babson, we work to shape leaders who will reshape the world. Understanding how to simultaneously create social and economic value is central to this mission and at Babson we start with that intention From Day One. We’ve created an annual tradition, From Day One, which is a marketplace of social innovation that kicks off on campus the day before the start of undergraduate classes. From Day One is designed to engage and connect students to the many ways they can make a difference at Babson and beyond. In a demonstration of how we at Babson strive to live and breathe our values, partnerships with the Office of Sustainability, Sodexo, and other campus offices have been cultivated to expand From Day One to engage the entire Babson community throughout their first two weeks on campus.

Join us at any of the following upcoming events:

Tuesday, September 3:

4-5pm in Sorenson Lobby: Conversation with Babson’s own Social Innovators, featuring:

5-7pm on the Reynolds Courtyard (rain location: PepsiCo): The Babson Sustainable Kitchen Dinner featuring Jamie Kent ‘09 and the Options (Babson alumni entrepreneurial musician)

Friday, September 13:

Noon-2pm on the Reynolds Courtyard: From Day One Fest with entertainment, free t-shirts, local food, Babson clubs and organizations, alumni businesses, and an electric vehicle showcase.

Fridays throughout the Fall:

Noon-1:30pm in the Reynolds Global Lounge: Good Business Fridays, weekly conversations around opportunities and challenges in creating and managing a business in today’s world.

These programs are open to everyone in the Babson community, and I invite all of you to join us for casual, fun, and engaging conversations. See you there!