Babson Alumni Newsletter
JANUARY 2014
Resources for Alumni Entrepreneurs

Get To Know Babson's Alumni Entrepreneur Resources

Babson offers great resources to support the endeavors of entrepreneurial alumni of all kinds. This month, explore free webinars, new funding platforms, business competitions, and volunteer opportunities.  

 

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Embracing Diversity in the Babson Community
At Babson, students and alumni have backgrounds as diverse as the more than 60 international countries they call home. We take on challenges that vary as much as our ambitions and dreams, and represent many walks of life.
  

Share Your Babson Love Story!

Valentine's Day is a celebration of love and friendship. We'd love to hear how Babson played a role in your significant friendship or love story. Whether you met your best friend at Orientation or your spouse or partner years after graudation through a Babson connection, submit your story (and photos) today!

Meet the Babson Authors Behind 2013's Best Business Books

Business Digest magazine released its annual list of the year's 10 best business books last month, and Babson faculty claimed two of the top spots: Raj Sisodia's Conscious Capitalism (written with John Mackey) and Daniel Isenberg's Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid.
  

Mentor Current Babson Students

The advice of a mentor can be invaluable in guiding careers, supporting new ventures, or navigating job changes. On Entrepreneurship of All Kinds, we hear from a handful of Babson community members about the characteristics of successful mentoring relationships. Thinking of becoming a mentor yourself? Babson's flagship mentoring program, the Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program, connects current undergraduates with local alumni and professionals. Learn More »

Shop Babson and Start 2014 in Style
The Babson bookstore has something for everyone. Don't miss out on 25% off all Champion merchandise beginning January 20, in-store and online, offering domestic and international shipping. 
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Babson Offers Concentrations in Business Analytics

Babson College has launched new Business Analytics concentrations in the undergraduate and graduate programs, offering students a variety of courses in data management, analytics techniques, and applications of analytics and Big Data in business. Learn More »

Fast Track MBA Renamed Blended Learning Program

Blended Learning MBA Babson College has renamed its market-leading blended online/offline MBA program the Babson MBA Blended Learning Program. The new name reflects the unique delivery model this program features for students who prefer to access Babson's top-ranked curriculum through a blend of Web-based, virtual, and face-to-face interactions. Learn More »

National Society of Hispanic MBAs Honors Babson with 2013 Educational Institution Award 

The award recognizes Babson's collaborative partnership with NSHMBA and other nonprofit educational initiatives that foster the recruitment, retention, development, and graduation of Latino students in business. Learn More » 

B-Club Alumni Spotlight: Alumni in the Athletics Department 

Babson Athletics Department Alumni Spotlight The Babson Athletics Department has six staff members who know Babson inside and out. These six played for Babson as student-athletes, and now serve as coaches or administrators within the department. In this spotlight, they share their favorite undergraduate athletics moments, and offer words of wisdom to current Babson students. Read Their Stories »

 

Job Seeking? Hiring? Check out Babson's Resources!
Babson offers several Alumni Career Development resources to support you in pursuit of your professional and entrepreneurial endeavors. Explore information about job searches, career transitions, and networking resources, as well as recordings of past career workshops and more! In addition, Career Connections, Babson's password-protected job postings site, enables alumni to both post jobs and search for employment opportunities 24/7. 
Class Notes
View the Class Notes featured in the latest issue of

Do you have a new job? A Promotion? Had a baby? Did you get married? Start a business? Post a class note and let us know (photos accepted)! 

How Do You Define Entrepreneurship?

Katerina (Babson Alumnus, Founder of the Greek International Food Market, Boston)

"An entrepreneur is a person who lives in the details; someone who looks at the olives before they taste the oil." 

 

Slow Money Investing Supports Food Entrepreneurs
Slow Money Investing Supports Food Entrepreneurs Julia Shanks M'06 is the regional head of the growing national Slow Money movement, steering capital from investors to small-scale food entrepreneurs and farmers. Read More »
Featured Alumni Business
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President: Ilana Goldwasser Ivan M'03
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Meet the Founder: Q/A with Matias Sevi '12
MandaSeguero.com Logo A conversation with Dominican workers on Babson's campus inspired one recent graduate to develop MandaSeguro.com, a new way for workers in America to provide financial support to family members in Latin America. Read Matias' Story»
Alumni In The News
Matthew F. Carrick '98 recently acquired six additional franchise locations of the members-only boat club Freedom Boat Club. Carrick plans to completely revamp the newly acquired locations with the purchase of more than 40 boats, and with eight locations, is the largest franchisee in the country.  
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