Babson Alumni Newsletter
SEPTEMBER 2014

Babson Ranks #1
Check Out Babson's Latest Great Rankings!    
Recently, Babson has been featured in very impressive rankings. We have been recognized by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, PayScale, and U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Babson among the top 30 undergraduate business programs and No. 1 in entrepreneurship for an unprecedented 18th time.
Good Times Were Had: Undergraduate Reunion and Homecoming 2014
With more than 1,700 Babson community members in attendance, Reunion and Homecoming 2014  was one of our best yet. The weekend was a true celebration of Babson and the people who make it such a unique and wonderful school. Save the date for Reunion and Homecoming 2015 on September 25-27. We hope to see you there! View photos and more from the weekend's activities 
Welcome, Class of 2018!
The Undergraduate Class of 2018 has arrived on campus, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the Babson community. This is an impressive group. The Office of Undergraduate Admission received a record-breaking 6,199 applications, resulting in a class size of 506. The class is 47% women and 25% international. With more than 43 countries and 37 states represented, the Class of 2018 will bring a diverse range of cultures and perspectives to campus. Babson's newest class looks forward to connecting with the alumni community throughout their time at Babson! Learn more 
Babson Launches Undergraduate Semester in San Francisco  
"The San Francisco semester away program is an exciting new initiative that provides a natural extension of the learning that happens on the Babson Wellesley campus right in the center of the tech entrepreneurship eco-system: Silicon Valley," said Lynn Santopietro '96, director of Babson's San Francisco campus. Read more 

Investing in the Power of Women: A Report on the 10,000 Women Program  

A new report by Babson College on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program found that training and education for women entrepreneurs positively affects emerging economies by increasing revenues and creating jobs, expanding women's contributions to their communities, and informing their leadership styles. Learn more  
Featured Alumni Resource: Career Connections
College Prowler Ranks Babson No. 12 for Diversity
Niche/College Prowler has ranked Babson College No. 12 out of 933 colleges and universities for diversity, and given Babson an A+ rating in the category in its 2015 Niche College Rankings. Read more 
First-Year Student Entrepreneurs Raise more than $17,000 for Charity
First-year students from the Babson College class of 2017 raised more than $17,000 for local social service agencies through the college's award-winning Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) course that requires all first-year undergraduate students to start and run a business, and donate profits to charity. Learn More   
New Roles for Betsy Newman '97 and Larry Ward

As Betsy Newman '97 prepares to leave Babson for a new position as the vice president for student affairs, dean of students at Berklee College of Music beginning in October, she leaves the College with an incredible array of talented staff, a myriad of new and reinvigorated facilities, and an entrepreneurial leadership framework by which our students live and learn 168 hours a week on campus. Since 2004, Newman has worked tirelessly for the benefit of the community.  An alumna, she can now enjoy the many events she plans to attend in the future.

Larry Ward joined us in August as the associate vice president and dean of student affairs. Most recently, Ward was the associate dean of students at American University. He will serve as the College's senior student affairs officer and will assume much of Newman's role. Join us in wishing Betsy well and welcoming Larry.

Get Involved! Mentor Students in CLTP

CLTP at Babson The Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP) is a unique program in which students participate during their first year and again as a junior/senior. Our coaches are Babson alumni, experienced MBA students, business leaders, and entrepreneurs! Develop your professional connections, while advising students, too! Training sessions for first-time coaches take place in October with coaching sessions in October and November. Learn more and register   

Apply for the One-Year MBA Undergraduate Alumni Scholarship

Your Babson undergraduate education and the experience you've gained since graduation put you in the right position to pursue your MBA in Babson's accelerated, full-time One-Year MBA program. Babson wants to support you in your career journey by helping you take the next step with a $15,000 Babson Alumni scholarship to the One-Year MBA program. Whether you want to explore a business idea, better understand the technological advances in your industry, or learn how to translate big data into action, you know there is no place better than Babson to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to take the next step. Learn more 
Alumni Career Spotlight
Ann Carter M'83 Early in her career, Ann Carter M'83 did her best to keep her head down, work hard, and stay on the straight and narrow. But the adrenaline rush she got from working with a small team to found Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications helped unleash her inner entrepreneur. See how Ann built her business and learned to redefine entrepreneurship   
  
Featured Alumni Business: SkinYoga 
SkinYoga is a skincare company focused on 100% natural and chemical-free products. Our aim is to make SkinYoga a brand you and your family can use for this generation and next.
Owned by: Jagriti Prem Choudhary M'13
10% Discount for all Babson Alumni with code BABSON

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Engage with Prospective Babson Students
Undergraduate alumni up to 10 years out have the opportunity to connect with Babson's future leaders during the admission process. Through the Alumni Interview Program, you can meet prospective students in your local area and interview them. These programs take place in November, January, and February in cities around the world including Miami, San Juan, New York, Boston, Dubai, Hong Kong, and more! This experience will play a key role in the student's admission experience and allow the Undergraduate Admission Office to get to know the student better. The Alumni Welcome Volunteer Program gives you the opportunity to reach out students who have been admitted to Babson and welcome them to the Babson community. Learn more and volunteer 
Featured Blog: 10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Cassandria Campbell 
10 Questions with a Food Entrepreneur Fresh Food Generation is dedicated to providing healthy, vibrant, local, and delicious food to food-access-challenged Boston. Co-founder Cassandria Campbell and Food Sol's Rachel Greenberger met through Babson alum Linda McQuillan '78 and The Food Project, and Cassandria was one of the entrepreneurs to pitch at the Quick Service Incubator at last year's Babson Food Day. Read more  
Babson Magazine: Fore! How a Banking Professional Became an Amateur Golf Champion
Pamela Kuong M'87, a senior vice president at Bank of America, went from disliking golf to winning the New England Senior Amateur Championship. Read more  

Address Business Challenges with Insights from Undergraduate Consultants

Would you like a group of eager undergraduate Babson 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 Spring 2015 Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) . Application deadline is October 1, 2014. Please contact Arline MacCormack, assistant director of Experiential Programs, with recommendations!
Class Notes
Jim Clark M'04 was recently named chief financial officer and executive vice president of the Arthur J. Hurley Co. Read more

  

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