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Four Tips on Creating a Stellar Networking Strategy this Holiday Season

With over 43,000 alumni (half of whom are graduate alumni) in over 125 countries it would be impossible for a Babson student not to find the “right” people to network with. And as you head into the winter break there is no better time than now to work closely with Grad CCD on cultivating an…

Why is “story-telling” so important after all?

“Tell me a story”, my now 19-yr old would ask when I put him to bed as a young child. Oftentimes, it was late in the day and so my “imagination” reservoir was pretty dried up but I did my best to think of something fun and creative to capture his attention. Good Story-telling (&…

What’s YOUR career story?

Throughout the years, I have been listening to a lot of stories or pitches. I still remember the following ones: Carlos from Venezuela, who learned from his grandfather, an investment banker, how to beat the hyperinflation economy with sophisticated financial products, and wanted to bring this to other people. Or Sid, an engineer from India,…

What’s in an Interview? Advice on Nailing it from Babson’s Experts

Among Babson’s chest of treasures are five gems: the Interview Coaches at Grad CCD. These interview coaches are seasoned executives with, collectively, hundreds of years of experience in the health care, chemicals, electrical, supply chain, and financial services industries, to name a few. They are also available to meet with graduate students to help fine…

Four Reasons to be in Boston this Summer

“All classes and events beginning after 3:00pm or later will be closed / cancelled” reads the email from Public Safety. It’s the first snow-day of the season and as I turn the heater a few degrees warmer, I can’t help but think about my first summer in Boston. Don’t get me wrong, winter in Boston…

My INROADS Journey to Babson

My journey is one of many options and opportunities. Writing about my INROADS scholar experience is a walk down memory lane. INROADS opened doors to a world of opportunity for me, ultimately leading me to an MBA at Babson College. This journey started during my adolescence when my parents, who had immigrated to the U.S.…

Why Babson’s MCFE Program? Master of Science in Finance Students Answer

The Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) elective course is designed to link the business and investment community with Babson College students through a consulting team project. Graduate Students work in teams of three to five people, supported by a faculty advisor with the objective of examining an actual business or investment situation. The team projects…

New Venture Creation – Your Rehearsal for Shark Tank

“Raise your hand if you have tried meditation before. Now keep your hand up if you have been able to make it a habit.” Two hands of the 34 in the class stay raised. Alex Corindia goes on to introduce OmHero, a product he and I have been working on for our New Venture Creation…

The Babson MSEL Coaching Experience

The Babson MSEL Coaching Experience takes place twice during the year in connection with the Creating Your Course. Here, students share their passion and knowledge about new venture creation through Babson’s partnership with the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). MSEL students have the opportunity to coach aspiring high school entrepreneurs in low income communities in fall…