Babson Magazine

Spring 2016

Jennifer Pierre, MSEL’16

Don’t Be Defined. Define Yourself.

The world can make assumptions about you. It can marginalize you, put you in a box, or simply ignore you. This isn’t a world these Babson women will tolerate. They want better. Through their startups, they hope to inspire youth to embrace who they are and not let social norms decide who or what they can be. Has related video

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Rethink, Repurpose, Reuse

When consumers upgrade their electronic devices—opting for a newer cellphone, tablet, computer—the fate of their old devices has been shaped in part by David Chen, MBA’05, and his company, NextWorth, in Billerica, Massachusetts. During the past …

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Learning to Expect the Unexpected

Angela Randolph has stopped making five-year plans. The assistant professor of entrepreneurship created many, and checklists, too. Randolph uses checklists to help guide decisions. She is keeping these. But she has realized that life twists and …

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Ties That Bind

The Joseph brothers don’t bother having business meetings. Many times, they can come to a decision without even saying a word to each other. Art and John, both ’84, are the third-generation owners of Joseph’s Garage, a Norwell, Massachusetts, …

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Small Talk with Yagmur Akgul

Yagmur Akgul ’18 began to play tennis at the age of 6. Growing up in Istanbul, she became so adept at the sport that she made Turkey’s international team, played professionally for a while, and traveled the world for matches. Akgul has been a …

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A Birch in Upstate New York

Maggie McCauley, administrative coordinator at the Sorenson Center for the Arts, is an accomplished black-and-white photographer. “Photography is my passion,” she says. “If I could do it full time, I would. And I would be completely happy.” Much … Has related slideshow

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Learning from Each Other

Before coming to Babson, Alex Wolf, MBA’16, worked as a CPA for more than six years. Looking for a change, he came to Babson to explore new career paths. When Wolf saw an email about graduate-assistant openings on Babson’s private equity …

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Mama Said

With a nod to Mother’s Day, the Babson community recalls words of wisdom from their moms.

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Sharing the Message of Positive Change

The academic year’s familiar rhythm comes to a celebratory close at Commencement, a time of transition and recognition for our students who have earned their degrees and are poised to join our global network of more than 39,000 alumni in 114 …

News, Notes + Nods

Wondering what your classmates have been up to? Come catch up!

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A Big Change in Crowdfunding

Kickstarter. GoFundMe. Indie-gogo. Crowdfunding websites like these provide a do-it- yourself way to raise money from a large number of people by asking for financial backing. Seeing the potential in this idea, many entrepreneurs have turned to …

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Roger’s Pub Is Back

“Wow” exclaimed alumni on Facebook when a photo of the new Roger’s Pub & Grille was posted this winter, announcing the pub’s reopening. “Can hardly wait to visit.” This latest rendition of the storied pub, sporting a design voted on by the … Has related slideshow

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Victories on the Slopes

The women’s alpine ski team has gone to nationals four times, but before this season they hadn’t placed better than 10th. This past March, the Beavers earned a historic fourth-place finish at the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard …