Babson's Men's Basketball won its first NCAA Division III National Championship title this March. Along with celebrations on campus, the team has been honored with other local champions—including the Boston Red Sox and Celtics—and most recently visited the Massachusetts State House to meet with Governor Charlie Baker as well as State Representative Nick Collins ’08.
Before the handshake, the diploma exchange, the turning of tassels, or the tossing of caps, this year’s crop of Babson graduates will experience a treasured tradition: the commencement speech. Some of the most memorable commencement speeches are rich with advice particularly helpful for entrepreneurs. Reflections on failure, building a career, choosing an untraditional path, finding yourself, changing the world—they’re stories of and for entrepreneurs of all kinds.
Abby Speicher Carroll MBA’15 has officially survived a swim with the sharks—she pitched her business DARTdrones Flight School on ABC's Shark Tank and struck a deal with Mark Cuban.
“[At Babson] I’ve been inspired to believe even more that it’s possible to make the world better. To get things done. The classroom was my testing ground. I used every opportunity to develop the skills that would enable me act on my passions. From FME to Affordable Design and Entrepreneurship and the variety of thoughtfully crafted Liberal Arts classes, I’ve been able to grow my abilities to create, lead, and inspire.”
Allana Nelson ’17 and Josuel Plasencia ’17 are among the 2017 Best & Brightest Business Majors in the United States according to Poets & Quants. Says Dean Ian Lapp: “These students exemplify the diversity and talent in the student body here at Babson.”
Entrepreneurship is more than new venture creation; internal entrepreneurs, called intrapreneurs, can help established companies drive innovation and growth. The key to empowering intrapreneurs? Developing the right corporate culture, and attracting individuals with entrepreneurial affinity and ambition.
As a medical doctor, Sthuthi Jebaraj MBA’18 is often asked why she’s getting an MBA. She describes her journey from medical school to Babson, and how she hopes to use her education to improve global healthcare in the future.
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