March

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Dennis HannoOn March 3, Bloomberg Businessweek released its 2011 ranking of "The Best Undergraduate Business Schools." We are ranked No. 20 this year, slightly down from No. 17 last year, but still among the top tier. Only a few short years ago, we were in the mid-30s! This is quite an accomplishment, especially when you consider the challenging economic environment facing colleges in the past couple years and the company we are in among the Top 20 schools. This year's ranking demonstrates the strength of Babson's outstanding faculty and academic programs and the continued momentum of our students' appreciation for our excellence across campus. Babson also was ranked No. 7 for Academic Quality and No. 11 for student satisfaction. Learn more at the Bloomberg Businessweek website.
BABSON NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
Babson Response to Tragic Situation in Japan
The tragic situation resulting from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has shocked and saddened the world. We continue to reach out to our students, alumni, family, and friends living and studying in the impacted areas and extend our deepest sympathy and concern. We are thinking of you and hope that you and your loved ones are safe. Please don't hesitate to contact our office, or anyone at Babson, if you need help or assistance.

New! Alumni Service Learning Projects Spring/Summer 2011:

 

  

 

Ghana/Rwanda: Info Session April 12, Project July/August

Are you looking for a unique way to give back while building your Babson pride? Have you considered teaching entrepreneurial leadership skills? If so, join us this July/August for the first 2011 Alumni Service Learning Projects in Ghana and Rwanda! Selected participants will teach basic business skills, with current Babson students, to high school teenagers while learning about a new culture and making friends for life.

If interested, a mandatory information session will be held on Tuesday, April 12 in Olin Auditorium, with a live webcast for those unable to attend.  

To learn more about this opportunity, visit:
http://babson.imodules.com/2011servicelearningprojects.  

This project has limited availability.

 

Lemonade Day: May 1

Babson College is sponsoring Lemonade Day - Boston, a free, community-wide, educational initiative designed to teach children how to start, own, and operate their own business-a lemonade stand. Alumni can volunteer here in Boston or can help a child establish a stand anywhere in the world!

Additional information also can be found on the Lemonade Day - Boston website:http://boston.lemonadeday.org/

For specific volunteer opportunities and to register, click here:

https://app.e2ma.net/app2/survey/1358181/201003481/680cdf3f4f/.

  

Habitat for Humanity: June 11

Join fellow alumni for Babson's first alumni build project with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Alumni of all skill levels are welcome to help at the construction site!

For more information on this specific project and to register, visit:http://babson.imodules.com/alumnihabitat.

This project has limited availability.

Tentative location: Beford, MA 

 

Babson Executive Education (BEE)

Babson Executive and Enterprise Education is fortunate to work with exceptional clients from around the world. We are recognized for our client-centric approach to training and development because we take the time to understand our clients' unique needs and dynamics, and customize our solutions for these needs. But our clients say it best... 

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS


Alumni Events
Babson events continue online, on campus, and around the world. See all events listed here: www.babson.edu/alumni/events.


April 7
Boston Club Networking Social

Join the Boston Alumni Club for an evening of networking and welcome soon to be new alumni. Please click here to register.

6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. EST

BECC, Woodside Room 

 

April 13
Meet The Shark: Daymond John, Founder and CEO of Fubu, Investor on ABC's Shark Tank

Register at: babsondaymondjohn.eventbrite.com 
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Knight Auditorium, Babson College
Hosted by Origins of Necessary Equality

 

April 14
Center for Information Management Studies (CIMS)  

Celebrating 25 years at Babson, CIMS serves the Boston IT management community through educational programs, executive courses, and a valuable network of IT professionals. Register now for "Integrating Project Management and Service Management" on April 14. Also, visit http://execed.babson.edu/open-enrollment/default.aspx for our upcoming executive courses.

 

April 16
Workout for a Cure

Babson Dance Ensemble is sponsoring a fundraiser to help support the Babson student trip to Ghana. Please join them!
$5 for a class, $12 for an all-day pass
1-4:00 p.m.
Webster Center, Babson College

For more information on BDE events, please email Harry Jefferson at hjefferson1@babson.edu.  

 

April 28

World Stage - 32nd Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs

Join us at 6 p.m. for this special event to celebrate and advance Entrepreneurship of All Kinds.™ Thank you to our visionary sponsors:

 World Stage Updated

April 29
Eileen Fisher, Clothing Designer and Entrepreneur

Hear how Eileen Fisher, one of this year's Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs honorees, extends the focus of her company and her brand to encompass a commitment to social responsibility.  This event is free and open to the public.
10:30a.m.-noon
Needham-Wellesley Room, Olin Hall 

LIVING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

Celebrating Student Venturing

Join us April 13-14 for CSV, a two-day celebration packed with entrepreneurship in action. Events include the Creative Thinking Prize, Babson's annual business plan competitions, and the Student Business of the Year Award. For more information and to register, please visit www.babson.edu/venturing or contact the The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship for more details.


MassChallenge

Babson is one of two academic sponsors for MassChallenge, a global business competition that provides entrepreneurs with resources to launch their ventures successfully. Last year, more than a dozen Babson alumni and student businesses competed for their share of $1 million. Applications for the 2011 competition are being accepted now through April 11. For more information, visit http://www.masschallenge.org/accelerator/2011/timeline or contact the Blank Center for more details.

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