As the Fall semester hits its midway point, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the many resources that Babson has to offer its students…and the best part is that they are all FREE! A student’s success not only comes from learning inside the classroom, but it is also derived from hours of studying and seeking help from professors and peers alike. At Babson, we have a variety of resource centers—including the Writing Center, Speech Resource Center, Math Resource Center, and the SPARK Peer Tutoring Program—that offer additional assistance to students throughout the year and are staffed by trained peer consultants.

The Writing Center offers consulting services for all campus writers. I have worked here for two years and am still amazed at the writing talents of Babson students! We can assist you in planning, composing, revising, and editing your work. One of our main goals at the Writing Center is to help students gain confidence in their writing by showing them how to develop their skills and how to make informed, effective choices in their work. We can help students at any stage of the writing process—from brainstorming to reviewing a polished piece of work—and we also work with nearly any type of writing, including: business plans, case analyses, essays, graduate school applications, reports, resumes, reviews, and summaries. More information can be found on Babson’s website, or by visiting the Writing Center on Facebook or @BabsonWriting.

The Speech Resource Center and Math Resource Center provide comparable consulting services to students. Throughout one’s business career, and especially during one’s time at Babson, a student is required to give presentations to help them become better communicators.  The Speech Resource Center helps students gain confidence in their public speaking and presenting abilities and the consultants there will work one-on-one until a student feels ready to go. More information can be found here. The Math Resource Center, similarly, provides students help with their quantitative skills in courses like Calculus, Statistics, and Babson’s famous QTM2420! Read more about the MRC here.

Finally, the newly-established SPARK Peer Tutoring Program focuses more on assisting students in Babson’s business courses such as Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Finance, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Operations. As “Supportive Peers As Resources for Knowledge,” the peer tutors help students strive to achieve mastery of certain subject material to help bring them to a new level! More information can be found on Babson’s website, or by visiting the SPARK Peer Tutoring Center on Facebook or @BabsonSPARK. I have had the pleasure of co-founding this program along with eight other peers and a few faculty & staff members, and it has really taken off! Come see me to learn about Financial Accounting.

Again, all of these services are offered free to students—and appointments can be easily booked online through the Babson Portal. Furthermore, the peer tutors and consultants have all gone through rigorous training—some even through a 4-credit course—to ensure that they understand the material and are capable of providing the best consulting services possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me and I sincerely hope that you will visit one of Babson’s resource centers in the future!