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Reunion Homecoming Save the Date

Save the Date for Reunion and Homecoming 2014

Whether you return each year or have always pledged to come back next year, 2014 is promising to deliver the best Babson reunion yet! Come home, participate in our best traditions, and reunite with friends from the classes of 4's and 9's.    

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Introducing San Francisco Study Away
Next fall, 25 undergraduates will head west for Babson's new San Francisco Study Away semester. Students will study "Tech Entrepreneurship and the American West" and attend classes on our campus in the city's SOMA district. In addition to the program's liberal arts and consulting courses, Jim Poss M'03, founder of BigBelly Solar, will lead an experiential course on what it takes to grow a business from idea to revenues. 

Best Wishes to Outgoing Provost Dennis Hanno

Dennis Hanno was recently named president of Wheaton College in Norton, MA, and will be stepping down from his current role as Babson's Provost on June 30. During his eight years at Babson, Hanno has inspired our students and community with his energy and leadership. Join us in wishing him great success in this exciting new chapter!  

Connect with Babson on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a powerful professional development and networking tool that aims to enhance the career endeavors of its members. Babson College has expanded its presence on LinkedIn to provide holistic opportunities for our alumni to connect with the college and each other, including the Babson College Community Group and its more than 10,000 members, our University Pages, and our Career Affinity Networks. 

Survey Says 68% of Alumni See Themselves as Entrepreneurs

The 2013 Babson Alumni Career Pathways Survey reveals that our alumni are active in a wide breadth of industries and leadership roles: 61% are executive level or higher, or have founded their own company. The study also highlights the career path similarities and differences between undergraduate and graduate alumni, domestic and international alumni, and men and women. Collectively, Babson alumni are making a significant impact on the world economy. Thank you to the more than 2,000 alumni who participated in the study. Learn More (PDF) »

The Babson Alumni Association Wants You!
The Babson Alumni Association (BAA) is announcing a general call for nominations for the BAA Board of Directors for two-year terms beginning July 1, 2014. If you can make a strong contribution or if you would like to recommend somebody, please submit a nomination. The deadline is Friday, March 28, 2014, at 5 p.m. EST. The election will take place online and all materials will be available in May via the alumni website. Contact the BAA with any questions about the process.

NEW Career Resource for Alumni

CareerBeam® is a powerful virtual career management tool that you can access 24/7. The system offers some of the best company and industry research tools, international databases, and lead-generation technology. CareerBeam also has an extensive career education platform that includes assessments and exercises that roll up into a complete career profile, professional resume and cover letter builders, and job search modules that support your career management needs. These services are complimentary for Babson alumni.  Learn More »

Business Competition Open to Alumni

The Blank Center is excited to include alumni businesses in its B.E.T.A Challenge competition for the second year in a row. Participants in the competition's alumni track are eligible for the grand prize of $20,000 in cash, plus services in kind donations from corporate sponsors. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 3, 2014, at 5 p.m. EST. Learn More and Apply »

Babson Blended Learning: Test It Out

The graduate school is offering a new test-it-out course for prospective students interested in experiencing Babson's Blended Learning MBA program firsthand. The course, Managing in a Diverse Workplace, is taught in the blended learning format with online learning and collaboration, as well as face-to-face sessions at Babson's San Francisco campus, and it focuses on understanding the factors that create leaking talent pipelines with respect to diversity in the workplace. Students who successfully complete the course and subsequently enter the Blended Learning MBA program will earn 3 advanced standing credits. Learn More »

2014 Leadership Awards Nominations

The BAA is proud to honor alumni, parents, faculty, and friends who have actively given their time and talent to the Babson community. Help us recognize these deserving individuals by submitting a nomination for the 2014 Alumni Leadership Awards. The deadline is Monday, April 7, 2014, at 5 p.m. EST, and awards will be presented during Reunion and Homecoming Weekend, September 19-20, 2014. Learn More »

Help a Student and Help Your Company: Call for MCFE Consulting Projects

Would you like a group of eager Babson business students to review an area of opportunity in your organization? The Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work with local companies as consultants. Submit your project for consideration for our Fall 2014 MCFE program - the application deadline is March 1, 2014. Please contact Arline MacCormack, assistant director of Experiential Programs, with recommendations!

Financial Times Profiles Babson as Global MBA Rankings are Released
Babson College was one of only two institutions profiled in the Financial Times' 2014 rankings of top MBA programs. To quote the article, Babson's focus on innovation is "not just hype: an exceptionally high number of entrepreneurs graduate from Babson." Read the full feature from Financial Times » 
Babson Entrepreneurs Have a New Way to Compete for Capital
Twenty Babson startups from a pool of 77 survived the cut and made it to the fourth round of Startup Rounds, a new business contest. Startup Rounds is open to any company founded by Babson undergraduates, graduate students, or alumni with less than $1 million in earned revenues. The contest culminates in a final awards ceremony on February 27 featuring more than $30,000 in prizes.  Learn More »
Babson in the Community
Not only does Babson make a significant financial impact on local and global communities; we also welcome alumni back to campus for all kinds of events and programs throughout the year. Explore the 2013 Community Report for a full picture of how Babson is connecting entrepreneurship and the arts, the strides we're making toward going green, the impact Babson has on the Wellesley community through local public service, and our international volunteer efforts. Learn more about Babson in the Community » 
How Do You Define Entrepreneurship? 
Jonathan (Babson Alumnus M'10, Executive Director at InnerCity Weightlifting, Boston)
"I define entrepreneurship as doing. Specifically, either doing something that hasn't been done before, or in a way that hasn't been done before."  
Class Notes
View the Class Notes featured in the latest issue of Babson Magazine (PDF) »
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)! Submit a Class Note »
Babson's LinkedIn Community Group Hits 10,000 Members 
Congratulations to Kyle Natichioni '07, director of sales operations at Connance, who is the 10,000th member of the Babson Community Group. He says: "I made a home at Babson and staying connected to the Babson family is important. I love seeing the success, projects, and ideas our Babson community is having around the world." 
Alumni In The News
Babson alumni made their mark on the Olympic Games in Sochi. Dan Egan '87 reported live from Russia, blogging for in "Dan Egan's Olympic Travel Log." John Millier '89 worked with the U.S. Figure Skating Team as a team manager and technical adviser for ice dancing. We're proud of their work in Sochi!  
A New Definition of Success
Shifting from a for-profit corporate career to a role with a nonprofit can be an adjustment. See how Kelly Murphy Greeley M'12 made the transition. Read More »
Meet the Founder: Q/A with David Blutenthal M'13
Moodsnap Learn about the inspiration behind Moodsnap, the world's first image-driven radio service. Read David's Story »
Featured Alumni Business
Frog Hollow Shop Frog Hollow Shop is an employee-owned business, offering custom embroidery, corporate apparel, screen printing, and promotional products. 
CEO and Founder: Jean Mathieson '78
Volume discounts available to Babson College Community 

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