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Join us in Dubai for a three-day global event filled with thoughtful dialogue, engaging discussions, and impactful presentations that celebrate the power of entrepreneurship. Register now »
Babson's Boston Campus Is Expanding and Moving to the Financial District
With the signing of a new lease agreement for a 9,000-square-foot Class A space at 100 High Street in the heart of the Financial District, Babson has doubled the size of our footprint in Boston and is well positioned to connect our students to Boston companies, organizations, and business leaders. Read more »
WIN Lab Is Launching in Miami, Thanks to $800,000 from the Knight Foundation
Babson's Women Innovating Now Lab, known as WIN Lab, will expand to Miami in 2016 with $800,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. This ground­breaking accelerator program is a first-of-its-kind program designed to help women entrepreneurs launch successful businesses. Read more »
Babson Tops Money Magazine's List of Best Colleges for Business Majors
Money recognized Babson as the best school for business majors as part of its new 2015 "Best Colleges" ranking. "At the best schools, business majors also get a solid grounding in the liberal arts," advises Money, and at Babson, at least 50 percent of students' credits come from liberal arts courses. Read more »
Debi Kleiman
Babson College Names Debi Kleiman Executive Director of The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship
Debi Kleiman has been named executive director of The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College. She comes to Babson after more than 20 years as an award-winning marketing executive and entrepreneurial leader known for inspiring top-performing teams and delivering strong business results. Read more »
Babson Again No. 1 MBA Program for Entrepreneurship According to Financial Times
Babson College is the top graduate program for entrepreneurship in the world for the second year in a row, according to the 2016 Financial Times Global Full-Time MBA rankings released today. Babson is ranked No. 1 in entrepreneurship, ahead of Stanford and MIT. Read more »
Professor Heidi Neck
Professor Heidi Neck Named President of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship®
Babson College Professor Heidi Neck has been named president of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship®, the association announced at its annual meeting in San Diego. Read more »
Babson Ranked Among Top 10 Colleges for Alumni Earnings
The Wall Street Journal ranked Babson among the top 10 schools for undergraduate pay 10 years after enrollment, in its recent database analysis of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard. Babson placed seventh with an average SAT score of 1,250 and a median pay of $85,500 10 years after students have enrolled. Read more »
Brookings Institution Ranks Babson Among Top 10 For Value-Added Education
The Brookings Institution's new Metropolitan Policy Program report, Beyond College Rankings: A Value-Added Approach to Assessing Two-and-Four-Year Schools, ranks Babson College No. 10 among all U.S. four-year colleges with the highest value-added scores with respect to medium-term earnings for students. Read more »
Babson Part of Global Team Presenting Entrepreneurship Education Research
A global team of researchers from Babson College, The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation, Tsinghua University, and Qatar University presented new entrepreneurship research during the 2015 WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) in Doha, Qatar, with 1,200 delegates from 121 countries in attendance. Read more »
A Living Case Study in Gary DiCamillo's Classroom
Gary DiCamillo and Students For the past several years, Babson trustee and 40-year corporate veteran Gary DiCamillo has taught Managing in Turnaround Companies, a case-based MBA elective. Last month, the former Polaroid CEO invited colleagues from his senior leadership team to participate in a living case lesson. MBA students read and prepared the Polaroid case, and then had the opportunity to question Polaroid executives about the strategy and decisions they had studied, leading to a memorable classroom experience for all. Read more »
CWEL Director Susan G. Duffy Wins Gold in Stevie® Awards for Women in Business
Susan G. Duffy, executive director of The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, has been named a Gold Stevie® Winner in the "Women Helping Women" category at the 12th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Read more »
Babson Helps Launch Campus-Based Mentoring Program with Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay announced the launch of a new campus-based program in partnership with Babson College, Olin College of Engineering, and the Boston Housing Authority. Twice a month during the school year, 18 children from the Gallivan Housing Development in Mattapan will travel to Babson's campus to be mentored by Babson and Olin college students. Read more »
Featured Alumni
Featured Blog: Two Babson Graduates Included in the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30
Alexander Debelov '10, cofounder of Virool, and Polina Raygorodskaya '08, cofounder of Wanderu, are among the members of the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30. According to Forbes, "From an initial screening list of more than 15,000 of the best of the best, the 600 women and men featured in the Forbes fifth annual 30 Under 30 are America's most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars. Read more »
Featured Alumni Business: Preserve
Founded and led by Babson grad Eric C. Hudson M'92, Preserve makes stylish, eco-friendly products for the home, including a full line of kitchen products, tableware, storage containers, toothbrushes, and razors, using 100 percent recycled plastics that are BPA-free and made in the United States. Learn more »

Featured Action Star: Alisha Varde '11
As a consultant and corporate entrepreneur, Alisha Varde '11 is helping Liberty Mutual Insurance assess and implement strategies across a variety of markets and disciplines. Her perspective as an entrepreneur has allowed her to see challenges in a new light. To her, being a consultant is just a fancy term for a problem-solver. And the bigger the problem, the higher she rises up to tackle it. Read more »

Alisha Varde
Career Spotlight: Taking HigherMe to the Next Level 
Evan Lodge M'14 and Rob Hunter M'14 came to Babson with different backgrounds but a similar goal in mind. Throughout their time at Babson, Lodge and Hunter co-founded HigherMe, a recruiting platform for retail and service employers, and the 2014 B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge winner. Hunter credits Babson with providing the advice, network, and early financing that have helped HigherMe succeed. Read more »

Class Notes
Van C. Smick M'80 recently relocated to Cape Cod, where he is "test driving" retirement, and loving it! See more class notes »

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HubCharge and Play Business Among Forbes 15 Innovative Startups
HubCharge and Play Business, two Babson student-created startups, are among "Fifteen of the Brightest College Entrepreneurs and their Innovative Startups" featured by ForbesRead more »
The Lewis Institute Teaches Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® to Emerging Female Leaders in Belgium
W2W Belgium The executive and associate directors of The Lewis Institute, Cheryl Kiser and Emily Weiner, joined Empower Peace and the United States Embassy in Belgium to teach Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® to emerging female leaders at the first-ever Women2Women Belgium Leadership in Action Program. Read more »
Mentor Current Babson Students as a Coach in CLTP
CLTP Develop your professional connections while advising students, too! 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. Training sessions for first-time coaches are in February, with coaching sessions in March. Learn more and register »
Make the Most of Babson's Alumni Resources for Entrepreneurs
Need business advice? Want to share your business knowledge? Babson alumni volunteers facilitate virtual consultations and open-office hours through Babson Alumni Supporting Entrepreneurs (BASE), a partnership with the Butler Venture Accelerator program. And, the B.E.T.A. Challenge will award more than $80,000 in cash and in-kind services to alumni businesses in Babson's version of Shark TankLearn more »
Take Advantage of Consulting Services from Babson Students
Would you like a group of eager Babson undergraduate students to review an area of opportunity in your organization? The Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) program offers undergraduates the opportunity to work as consultants with local companies. Application deadline is March 1. Learn more »
Featured Career Resource: Practice for Job Interviews with Virtual Tools from CareerBeam®
Looking to make a great impression in a job interview? With CareerBeam®, Babson's virtual, password-protected career development portal, you can create practice interviews by selecting questions from a library of 250 interview questions, and share your practice video with friends, colleagues, or career counselors to get their feedback. Read more »
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