Babson Alumni Newsletter
JANUARY 2015
Babson Connect Worldwide: 2015
Announcing Babson Connect: Worldwide 2015 April 24-26
We are thrilled to announce that the inaugural Babson Connect: Worldwide will be held in historic Cartagena, Colombia. We invite all alumni and friends from around the world to attend this newly launched three-day summit, which offers an unprecedented opportunity for the global Babson community to gather and celebrate Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. Learn more
Do You Have Babson's Alumni App?    
Babson's dynamic alumni are busy creating value in organizations of all kinds around the world, and now it's easier than ever for you to connect with them and their businesses. Reach out to an industry leader, look up an old friend, or scout fresh talent for open roles--regardless of your career or business need, the solution is at your fingertips. Learn more 

Tell Us What You Think

 

We would appreciate your input on a survey to help us continue to provide the types of quality programs, services, and resources you have come to expect from the Alumni and Friends Network. Watch for an email in early February from our survey partner, Performance Enhancement Group Ltd. Please take a few minutes to share your opinions with us. Survey results will be shared in an alumni newsletter in late spring.

Babson Leaders Featured at Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco    
The U.S. Department of State featured a team of Babson thought leaders at the fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (the Summit) in Marrakech, Morocco. At the Summit, the Moroccan government announced it has selected Babson Global to advise on the development of an "Enterprise City." Learn more  

Share Your Babson Love Story!    

Babson Love Stories Valentine's Day next month 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 graduation through a Babson connection, email us your story (and photos) today!  

Will Your Company Match Your Gift to Babson? 

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made or volunteer hours served by their employees. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or employees' spouses. Find out if your company has a matching gift policy 
Submit Your Nomination for the Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award

Sponsored by the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), this annual award honors women whose work has had a significant, positive impact on the Babson community in the last year. CWEL encourages the nomination of students, faculty, staff, and alumnae who have coordinated and implemented programs and initiatives that brought diverse members of our campus together; nominees also might have led their teams, organizations, classes, or departments toward reaching goals that benefit their group and the College overall. Nominations are due by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Submit your nomination  

Featured Webinar Recording: Women's Leadership: 5 Approaches for Harnessing Your Strengths 
Presented by Susan Duffy, the executive director of the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College. This short webinar describes five approaches that women leaders can use to harness their strengths in order to accelerate individual and organizational performance. Request the recorded presentation   
Get Involved! Mentor Students in CLTP
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 or 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 February with coaching sessions in March. New this semester is a training session at our Boston campus. Learn more and register 
Babson Professor Writes New Book of Short Stories
Babson College rhetoric instructor Michael Gerhard Martin has written Easiest If I Had A Gun, a heartbreaking and hilarious collection of short stories published by Braddock Avenue Books. Learn more 
Featured Blog Post: 10 Babson Startups to Watch in 2015
When Janco Damas M'15 chooses his 10 startups to watch in 2015, the One-Year student primarily looks at entrepreneurs who are responding to change. Read more 
One on One with Innovation Leaders  
Entrepreneurship of All Kinds Innovation is a mandate for companies. A recent Wall Street Journal investigation revealed a 64 percent increase in how often the word cropped up in annual and quarterly reports since 2006. With so many organizations thinking about and fueling their innovation engines, we went straight to the source for perspective from five Boston innovators about what's working today. Read more 
Babson Magazine: Small Talk with Theresa Christy M'88
The M'88 grad discusses optimizing elevator designs, a stint in the spotlight, and inspiring youths. Read more 
Be a Part of the Babson Alumni Association
The Babson Alumni Association (BAA) invites you to participate in exciting initiatives designed to bring alumni together all around the globe. There are many ways to join in the fun, both on campus or right where you live. Cheer on Babson Hockey during our very first Virtual Tailgate Party and live-streamed game, serve your community by joining one of 11 BAA regional clubs for Babson's second annual Day of Service, train to become a student or alumni business coach through CLTP or BASE, and be a part of Babson's Alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge as an evaluator or contestant competing for a $20K first prize in our very own version of the "shark tank." The BAA proudly supports these events as a way to strengthen our Babson ties and create impact for your businesses and community. Learn more about the BAA 
Babson Professors Release New Entrepreneurship Education Guide
A new book, Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach, by Babson professors Heidi M. Neck, Patricia G. Greene, and Candida G. Brush, advocates teaching entrepreneurship as a method, prioritizing a practice-based approach over the traditional process approach. Learn more 
Alumni Career Spotlight: The Changing Face of Venture Capital
Real People, Real Stories   
One-year MBA alumnus John Burns M'05 says not a week goes by that he doesn't make a Babson connection. See why Burns, chief investment officer at VC firm Breakaway Group, says the job is more than just cocktail parties and IPOs, and read his advice for aspiring venture capitalists. Read more  
  

Featured Resource:

Networking  
Did you know that 80 percent of jobs are acquired through networking and that research shows networking is vital to staying employed, salary growth, and job satisfaction
? Babson offers alumni several networking resources in addition to the Alumni Directory and Babson Alumni Mobile App
Learn more 
  
Babson Celebrates Black History Month   
  
Featured Alumni Business: Brandstoria
Brand and marketing strategy: we help you find and leverage the meaning and value behind your business.
Owned by: Sharlene Soanes '86
Babson alumni receive a discount.
Learn more 
  
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John G. Peters, Jr. M'78 had the opportunity to conduct a three-day, on-site program evaluation of several physical training programs of the Singapore Correctional Service in September 2014. Read more  

  

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