“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary action. We will re-emerge together, we will thrive and we will continue to lead, as one.”
Lawrence Ward, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Fall Operations. In an email, President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA’92, PhD updated the community on summer and fall campus operations. Babson leadership is developing a re-entry plan using all appropriate data, guidelines, and information provided by state, local, and federal agencies, as well as seeking counsel and support from the community. Babson will be open this fall, and will continue to deliver the College’s experience in safe and effective ways, including a mix of learning modalities which accommodate the complexity presented by this global health situation. This includes fully online modalities, face-to-face if safe to do, and a mix of the two if phased approaches to return are required. Said Spinelli, “We know you’re anxious to return to our physical campus—we are, too—but knowing that our virtual environment is vibrant, dynamic, and coming together in entrepreneurial ways is really what our community is all about.”
#OneBabson. “I have also been inspired by the outpouring of support offered to our students, even as many members of our community have themselves been impacted by this crisis. In uncertain times, there is one thing we can be sure of: the Babson community always comes together as one,” wrote Spinelli in an email. During #OneBabson, members of the Babson community made gifts that supported one another, and students impacted most by the crisis. The community also shared words of encouragement and support on the #OneBabson wall.
Full details on all community updates can be found at babson.edu/coronavirus.
Centers for Career Development. The graduate and undergraduate centers for career development (CCD) continue to offer support for students in Babson’s virtual environment. “It is a challenging time, but there are still opportunities,” said Donna Sosnowski, director of undergraduate CCD. Students are encouraged to take advantage of virtual events, programming, and advisor meetings offered by the career offices.
Support from a Global Network. Babson alumni from the class of 2009, who graduated during a recession, recently took a moment to reflect on their experiences and offer advice to the Class of 2020.
Summer Learning Opportunities. Registration for Babson’s 100% online summer session is open. Undergraduates may consider enrolling in summer courses to accelerate toward a degree and, ultimately, a career start. Additionally, seniors who are considering graduate school as a next step should consult Graduate Admissions as Babson has several programs which may be of interest.
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