Undergraduate Blog / First Year at Babson

Benjamin Norris

Team Bonding at Work

Another day at work? There is no such thing in the world of startups, especially at MassChallenge, where I work as a startup services intern. This Friday, June 13th, the startup services team decided to get out of the MassChallenge HQ and go out for some team bonding. We loaded up into several cars and…

Daniel O'Hanlon

Top Five Takeaways from a Year in FME

Having completed my first year at Babson just over a month ago, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the key takeaways from my most unique first-year class, FME. Because all Babson freshman have gone through the FME experience we are all familiar with Babson buzzwords such as ETA, SEERS, and CLTP. To parents…

Daniel O'Hanlon

How I Became a Manager of Babson’s Baseball Team

This past spring I had the chance to serve as a student manager with the Babson baseball team. It was a great extracurricular experience and a highlight of my freshman year. Growing up I always had a strong interest in athletics. In high school, I was a student manager of my school’s basketball and baseball…

Daniel O'Hanlon

FME Profile: Reduce, Reuse, Rebound!

One of the most unique features of a Babson education is the school’s one-of-a-kind Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) course for first-year students. FME breaks a class of 40 freshmen into smaller groups, each of which forms and runs a company based on an entrepreneurial business idea. Each business goes through important phases such as…

Peer Career Ambassadors

First Years at the Career Expo- What to Expect

This post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Shreya Shah ’20   As an enthusiastic first year student, I was ready to take advantage of all Babson had to offer. I decided to join many clubs and organizations and I attended as many leadership workshops, guest speaker events, and retreats as I could. When I…

Donna Sosnowski

Welcome to Babson

Dear Families, Congratulations!  You must be so proud of your daughter/son that will be matriculating to Babson this fall.  That is quite an achievement. In my own experience as a parent, sending my daughter off to college was filled with both excitement and trepidation.  I wondered how she would function on her own?  Would she make…

Adam Kershner, Summer Admission Fellow

The Small School Advantage

“A name, not a number” is the key phrase you will hear when you visit a small college. What exactly does this mean? To start, it means your Admission Counselor will know you personally. Having worked in Admissions for two summers now, it always amazes me how many students the Admission staff remembers by name.…

Note to First-Year Self

Dear Self, RELAX. Take it easy… and trust the process. You’re as prepared as you need to be for this next phase in your life. Don’t worry. You will make those lasting friendships, you will choose the right organizations to get involved in, and your successful future is already secure as long as you can…

Donna Sosnowski

Welcome From the Director, Fall 2016

Dear Parents, Throughout the summer, the Undergraduate Center for Career Development has been working feverishly to develop a robust offering of career focused programming for the fall. Feverishly, you say?  With the recruiting cycle for many companies moving to early fall, for both full time and internship opportunities, we have revised our programming to ensure…