Enjoying All of the Extras

From the day she started at Babson, there has never been a dull moment for Alicia Gaudet ’22. When the New Hampshire native isn’t busy fielding the ball on the Babson Women’s Rugby team, she’s igniting the campus with school spirit and pride as an undergraduate Admissions Ambassador or helping fellow on-campus residents as a first-year RA.

“I chose Babson because I recognized that they offered their students endless possibilities and opportunities,” states Gaudet.

It’s safe to say Gaudet has taken full advantage of every extracurricular opportunity that has come her way. She is the vice president of the Babson Women’s Rugby Team and says joining the team was the best decision she has made.

“I have met such a diverse, inspiring, and supportive group of women who I now call my best friends.” Gaudet goes on to say, “Additionally, being an RA and part of the Admissions office has given me an opportunity to tell my story about why I love Babson, as well as enhancing my personal leadership and communication skills.”

We were able to steal a moment from the busy sophomore and ask her a few questions about her Babson experience.

Why did you choose Babson?

I noticed how unique Babson is in the way the school is structured. You get entrepreneurial skills and a foundation in every aspect of business to prepare you in whatever industry you end up going into. Additionally, the strong, global network/community that Babson offers while you are a student and as an alumni was something that I could not pass up.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

If I could change anything in the world, it would be the inequality in the workplace. There are so many corrupt and undeserving people in certain positions that get away with their unethical decisions. Even though this is discouraging to see when I am about to enter the workforce, it also drives me to want to get far on my own due to my own hard work.

What has been the proudest moment in your life (at Babson or before)?

The proudest moment I have experienced so far in my life was getting into Babson. It was (and still is) my dream school and showed me how determination and work ethic can get you where you want to be.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned at Babson so far?

The most important thing I have learned at Babson is that I can achieve anything I put my mind to. Babson has helped me realize how capable I really am.

How do your activities outside of the classroom influence your academic pursuits and career plans?

The activities that I take part in out of the classroom are the reason why my experience here at Babson is so complete. The academics here are absolutely incredible, but through the extracurricular opportunities we have here, they give you a vast amount of opportunities to meet people with similar interests, improve your professional skills, and focus on your own personal goals.

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