Brian Hickey

Brian’s 168 Hours: School, Sleep, Sports, and Social

It is 7:00AM on Monday morning and my alarm is buzzing as I wonder where the weekend has gone – time for another week and I roll out of bed…hopefully recharged and ready to go. A week at Babson is filled with 168 hours – to balance between academics, sleep, extracurricular/other activities, and a social…

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Brian Hickey

CGIU 2014: Takeaways for Making an Impact

Over 1,000 college students converged on Arizona State University this past weekend with a simple goal: a commitment to make a difference. It was time for the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University Conference and the students in attendance were from all fifty states and over eighty countries. Babson College students were fortunate to be included…

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Brian Hickey

Now Starring: Babson TV

Babson is full of business students, but as of late it also has up and coming television stars. A new club on campus, Babson TV, is now committed to spreading the news of exciting happenings of events at Babson, as well as the surrounding community. Babson TV consists of a group of students who wish…

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Brian Hickey

An Exciting Option: Babson Electives Abroad

Many Babson students want to go abroad, but sometimes have the difficult decision of leaving campus for a full semester or entire year. Whether for sports, jobs, internships, social, sports, financial or other reasons, it may be difficult for some students to give up so much time away from campus. Babson offers opportunities to study…

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Brian Hickey

Entrepreneurship on Fire

This past week I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend Bostinno’s “50 on Fire” Event in Boston through Babson, one of the event’s main sponsors. The event brings together many of Boston’s top entrepreneurs representing a wide range of professions. The event was a great way to showcase Boston’s innovative spirit and meet…

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Brian Hickey

Giving Thanks at Babson

While the Thanksgiving Break is a great way for Babson students to recharge before final exams and the end of the semester, it’s also a great opportunity for student to reflect on their time at Babson. With Thanksgiving just a few days ago I talked to several Babson leaders about what they are thankful for…

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Brian Hickey

Hidden History: Babson Boulders

Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit the “Babson Boulders.” I had never heard of the Babson Boulders before, but recently learned about the history behind them. Located in Dogtown Common, Gloucester, MA, the Babson Boulders were created by Roger Babson during the Great Depression. Babson hired immigrant stone cutters to inscribe large boulders…

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Brian Hickey

Kenya: Microsoft Challenge for Change

I recently returned from a three week group volunteer trip sponsored by Microsoft Challenge for Change.  It was a competition that I won through public voting which included strong support from the Babson community! There were many lessons that I learned from the trip. When people heard I won the contest to go to Kenya…

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Brian Hickey

Kenya Here I Come!

I went into the summer determined to fill these three months with interesting and exciting opportunities. When I found out about the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change competition I jumped on it and submitted an application. The competition challenged young adults to share an idea for sparking change in their communities or around the world. Having…

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Brian Hickey

Entrepreneurial Events in Boston

Boston is a happening place for young entrepreneurs. I recently had the opportunity to attend two exciting events in the Boston area. One of the day-long events was known as College Think Tank Boston, a program running for the first year to bring together area college students to help solve some of the city of…

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