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Why This Doctor Went to Business School

By Sthuthi Jebaraj MBA’18. As the sole medical doctor in my cohort, I frequently get asked why I’m in business school, and why I chose Babson in particular. To answer this question, I must describe the journey that brought me here. In 2007, I graduated from Christian Medical College in Vellore, one of the best…

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The Entrepreneurial Landscape of Healthcare in Kenya

By Ruth Shalom Kinyua ’19. Currently in my sophomore year and an international student from Nairobi, Kenya, I was drawn to The Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship’s programs focusing on entrepreneurship in the healthcare systems of developing countries. I was concerned about healthcare in Kenya, particularly because the public health system has had a…

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One Millennial to Another

Global Scholar Marvin Tarawally ’17 recently published a powerful blog post on the challenges he sees facing his generation and how he believes a sea change can be created: Millennials and the Challenge of Our Generation. We are so proud of this action-based approach to social impact we are seeing taking hold here at Babson:…

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Sharing Insights on CSR

By Brenna Leary ’18. As a student who has been interested in sustainability and the environment since childhood, attending a business school doesn’t necessarily seem like the most comfortable fit. Oftentimes, business students and professors think, speak, and act in economic terms, and it seems as though social and environmental value gets lost in the…

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Silicon Savannah

By Marcos de Matos M’17. “The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.” Saint Augustine I arrived at Babson in mid-May 2016, ready for the One-Year MBA. In 3 months, I managed to navigate 15 courses along with my new 37-member family of fellow one-years. I had no…

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Becoming Comfortable with Ambiguity

By Lauren Mariano ‘19. When I first began interning at The Lewis Institute, Emily Weiner, The Associate Director of The Lewis Institute and Babson Social Innovation Lab, said that part of the working culture is “being comfortable with ambiguity.” Upon hearing that, I was nervously excited. Before coming to Babson as a GAP student in…

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Quantifying the Impacts of Open Hiring at Greyston Bakery

By Evadne Cokeh, Babson graduate student and Inventureship recipient. In my application to the Babson MBA program, I wrote, “During my time at Babson, I want to identify effective models that improve job opportunities for low-income individuals. I believe for-profit business can be a powerful avenue for positive community change.” Lucky me, I spent my…

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The Launch of The Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative

By Sasha Effron, Babson Graduate Student and member of The Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative. Why fashion? Professor Caroline Daniels described a crucial moment when she realized that over 25% of her students were interested in pursuing careers in fashion—either in their own start-up ventures or at major brands and corporations. She recognized enormous potential to engage…

Pitching at the Quick Service Incubator

By Tabitha Das, M’16 and Founder of Sattva Market. Ever since I can remember I wanted to open a restaurant. It has been a childhood fantasy of mine to one day open the doors to a space filled with food enthusiasts where I would entertain for hours. Any moment I had I would spend in…

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From Kosovo to Babson: Accidentally, Then On Purpose

By Monika Rodiqi, Undergraduate student at Babson College and Undergraduate Scholar at The Lewis Institute. If you had asked me two years ago where I’d be now, I am afraid to say I wouldn’t even know what the name Babson represented. At the time, I had just returned home to Prishtina, Kosovo, after a year-long…