Undergraduate Blog / Tag: creating social value

Brenda Kostyk

The Start Up Oscars

Just when it seems that Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has reached the top of its game, another grand slam comes along and brings us all to new heights.  Last Wednesday evening at the 2014 MassChallenge Awards Ceremony was one of those “grand slam” moments.  Having intereacted with a number of the start up finalists this year…

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…

Rahul Daryanani

My 168

    At Babson, I have 168 hours to work with in any given week. Some weeks, it’s a mix of classes and meetings, but other weeks, like this one, are a little different. This week my 168 sure is “busy,” but I don’t mind it because everything I have planned is something I want…

Rahul Daryanani

Time to Dance

As the 2013-2014 school year begins to wind down, a lot of exciting things are happening on campus. One of those exciting things is what many like to call “dance season”. In April  AMAN, (Babson’s Southeast Asian Group) and BDE (The  Babson Dance Ensemble) each put on shows for the entire campus. As a choreographer…

Rahul Daryanani

Greek Life at Babson

Greek Life at Babson has officially wrapped up its Recruitment for the 2013-2014 school year and its been a great process! Whether a new sister of Chi-Omega or a new brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the new members of the Greek community are already enjoying themselves and getting to know their new family. Greek life…

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…

Blair

The Experience of a Lifetime – Ghana January 2014

This January I traveled to Ghana through Babson’s elective abroad program. For two weeks, I stayed in a church with about 50 other Babson students. Each morning my teaching partner and I walked to a nearby school, Methodist Secondary School, to teach entrepreneurship to high school students. Our first day teaching we were greeted by…

Vicky Keller

What Pulls at Your Heartstrings

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela As we honor and acknowledge Nelson Mendela’s legacy, I reflect on my experience as CCD’s Social Impact…

Brenda Kostyk

‘Tis the Season for Sharing, Listening & Maybe Even Pivoting!

The Holidays — A Ripe Opportunity Amid the flurry of holiday activity now upon us, don’t forget to put on your entrepreneurial eyes and ears to listen and observe family, friends, and fellow shoppers.  Often overlooked, these folks are terrific for sourcing and testing ideas.  Consumer feedback, even at its most informal, is a smart…