Babson Alumni Newsletter
OCTOBER 2013

Kerry Murphy Healey Inaugurated as President

View highlights of the historic and celebratory event, including video of addresses given by Babson's 13th President Kerry Murphy Healey, Raymond Offenheiser of Oxfam, and Drew Gilpin Faust of Harvard, photos, and a social media recap.

 

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Work Begins on New Residence Hall
On October 17, Babson broke ground for the new first-year residence hall that will transform the residential living experience on campus. This new building, which includes the Schlesinger Innovation Center, will create a consolidated district for first-year students in the heart of Babson's campus. 
    

View Back to Babson Highlights

Alumni from the classes of 1952 all the way to 2013 came here to our Wellesley campus on September 27-28 for Back to Babson, in addition to alum celebrating in nine cities around the world. Take a look at our on-demand video content from The Channel, photos from the weekend on Flickr and a full-weekend highlight Storify on our B2B recap page.
  

Babson MBA Honored by Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Jon Feinman M'10 is being recognized by Cabot Creamery Cooperative with the Cabot Community Celebrity Award for his selfless community impact with InnerCity Weightlifting. Feinman and a guest will join more than 40 other altruistic individuals and their guests on an all-expenses-paid Southern Caribbean cruise honoring them for the work they do in their communities.  
 

Babson Global Establishes Youth Social Innovation Incubator in Malaysia

Youth Beehive is designed to increase economic empowerment and opportunities for Malaysian youth. The incubator will focus on developing new social innovation ventures intended to increase economic empowerment and opportunities for marginalized youth populations in Malaysia.

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Babson Executive and Enterprise Education to Offer World's First Entrepreneurship Policy and Development Program
This program is designed to help public policymakers, civic leaders, foundation heads, and their private sector counterparts foster entrepreneurial ecosystems. Participants will explore the entrepreneurship drivers such as policy, markets, finance, human capital, culture, and institutional supports that must come together to provide an environment in which ventures are not just started, but grown. This four-day program, March 10-13, 2014, takes a fresh look at fostering entrepreneurship in an innovative and collaborative environment. Alumni are encouraged to spread the word about this unique offering to policymakers in their regions.
Check Out the 11th Annual Babson Entrepreneurship Forum
Join us for the Babson Entrepreneurship Forum on Friday, November 15. Students, faculty, alumni, professionals, and entrepreneurs from the Boston community gather for this annual one-day conference to learn and network. Hear the latest in entrepreneurial trends, tools, and thought leadership from keynote speakers David Fialkow and Yuchun Lee from General Catalyst Partners and Robin Chase of Buzzcar. Can't make it to campus? Watch the event live!

Volunteer Opportunity with Current Students

Will you host a Job Shadowing student? Our externship program is intentionally designed as an educational experience for students, rather than an employment experience. For some students, this externship may be their first exposure to a real business experience. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn about the business world in a low-risk, short-term job shadow experience. As an externship company, you can help coach these students about professionalism and the world of business. Job shadow experience can last from one to five days between January 2-17, 2014. Please contact Arline MacCormack, assistant director of Experiential Programs, if you are interested in hosting an externship student!

B-Club Alumni Spotlight: Bill Allard '83
Babson Athletics recently sat down with former basketball player, Bill Allard '83.
Babson Athletics: What advice would you give to our current first-years beginning their careers at Babson?
Bill Allard: Go in with an open mind and absorb as much as you can. Be intellectually curious. Don't be too narrowly focused and take as many different courses as you can. Have no preconceived notions of college, be a sponge, and absorb from other students. It's not just the classroom, it's Boston, students, professors, work, sports. Leave your comfort zone.
 
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
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On-Campus
Did you know that as a Babson Alum you have access to on-campus resources in Wellesley, Boston, and San Francisco?
Honoring Veterans
On November 11 the Babson community will wear yellow ribbons to honor veterans around the world.
Yellow Ribbon for Veterans  

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Babson Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week 

Babson celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) November 15-22 with a series of events and activities. Thousands of events in more than 130 countries will promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity. Now in its sixth year, GEW brings together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them embrace originality, imagination, and ingenuity through local, national, and global activities.

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Mapping the Entrepreneurial Spirit
What makes certain places more entrepreneurial than others? Why do some regions and cities have relatively high startup rates, such as Atlanta and Los Angeles, whereas others, such as Greater Philadelphia, have considerably lower rates? And how can cities foster an entrepreneurial spirit, such as the way Boston has?

How Do You Define Entrepreneurship?

Mike (Babson Alumnus, United States)

"Taking calculated risks to achieve your goals."

Class Notes
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