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Babson Students as Consultants

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The spring semester is well underway and we have 12 teams of Babson students busily working on consulting projects for a number of worthy organizations.  Since 1976, Babson students have worked with organizations to provide solutions for a wide range of business challenges. Our Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) program gives students first-hand experience—which will put them steps ahead in the competitive business world—while our company sponsors benefit from the skills and expertise of our top talent. This semester our students are working with the Boston Red Sox, Clarkston Consulting, Fidelity, General Catalyst, Puma and others! Teams of 4-5 Undergraduate students, managed by an MBA Project Leader spend 40-50 hours per week addressing an area of opportunity in our company sponsors organization.  This is unlike any other class at Babson, and our students rise to the challenge and deliver exceptional recommendations every semester.  Check out these comments from some of our previous sponsors:

The team was great to work with – very professional and truly embraced the project.  A fresh perspective can confirm existing strategies and consumer feedback or it can lead to new ideas/change in strategy.  A win/win all around.

-Hannah LeClair



The MCFE team’s research changed our perspective on the efficacy of digital marketing. We are wiser because of the Babson edge.

-Mike Hall



The team exceeded our expectation, excellent job!!

-Kristen Robinson



The quality of work and interactions from our Babson MCFE team was high impact and professional, on the same caliber as agencies and consultants we engage with. I would highly recommend MCFE to companies looking for a fresh entrepreneurial perspective to their business challenges and opportunities.

-Dan Marques



Babson students interested in applying to our Management Consulting Field Experience program should go to the Hub/Career Center/Programs and Events/Management Consulting Field Experience for more information and deadlines.  The application will open early March, for the Fall 2016 semester.  If you are interested in applying as a pre-formed team, you should start planning NOW.

Companies interested in applying for a Babson Student Consulting team should go to www.babson.edu/mcfe.  Application deadline is March 1st for a Fall 2016 team.  For more information contact Arline MacCormack, Associate Director, Experiential Programs at amaccormack@babson.edu.